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Special session convenes Monday with tax hike atop the agenda

If lawmakers raise taxes on the wealthiest Marylanders during a redo of the 2012 General Assembly’s budget debate, some say state business will suffer. Others say that without the tax hike, lawmakers can’t reinstate business-friendly tax credits cut when the ...

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Only taxes, cuts to be discussed in special session

ANNAPOLIS — The General Assembly is set to consider a so-called “bare bones” budget compromise Monday that reinstates cuts enacted by the “doomsday” budget but does not tie in any ancillary measures, like a gas tax increase or gambling expansion. ...

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O’Malley, lawmakers to discuss special session

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley and leading lawmakers are set to discuss Maryland’s upcoming special legislative session. The Democratic governor agreed to call the special session after the Democratic-led legislature failed to agree on a budget, triggering more than $500 ...

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O’Malley, assembly leaders to talk special session Wednesday

It’s the other moment everyone has been waiting for. Not the conclusion of public budget talks between Gov. Martin O’Malley, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch — but the start. The ...

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GOP blocks Senate debate on Democrats’ student loan bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill Tuesday to preserve low interest rates for millions of college students’ loans, as the two parties engaged in election-year choreography aimed at showing each is the better protector of families in today’s ...

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Senate turns to partisan fight over student loans

WASHINGTON — The Senate is the newest arena in the election-year face-off over federal student loans, and both sides are starting out by pounding away at each other. With Congress returning from a weeklong spring recess, the Senate plans to ...

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General Assembly’s special session likely means higher taxes

A special legislative session where income taxes will likely to be raised means bad news for Maryland business, according to the Republican leader of the House of Delegates. But the state’s Democratic leadership, which holds a supermajority in the legislature, ...

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Charles C. Haynes: The perils and politics of ‘don’t say gay’

If 20 Republican lawmakers in Missouri have their way, it will soon be illegal for administrators, teachers and even students to talk about homosexuality in the state’s public schools. Derided as the “don’t say gay” bill by opponents, HB 2051 ...

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