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Md. House GOP plan would cut additional $621M

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland House Republicans outlined plans Tuesday to reduce state spending by $621 million more than Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. The GOP’s plan would make significant cuts to education. For example, the ...

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No ‘wait-and-see’ approach for same-sex marriage opponents

ANNAPOLIS — Citing California as both precedent and a rallying cry, several Maryland legislators are gearing up to try at the ballot box what they may fail to do in the General Assembly this year: defeat a measure to allow ...

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Combined reporting gains traction; hurdles remain

ANNAPOLIS — A proposal to toughen taxes for multistate corporations could grow more palatable to lawmakers as they approach votes on a package of spending cuts and accounting maneuvers designed to span a $1.6 billion budget deficit. Supporters of combined ...

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House GOP says government shutdown irresponsible

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Friday urged Senate Democrats to accept $4 billion in cuts as a compromise to keep the government running for two weeks past a March 4 deadline. “A government shutdown is not an acceptable or responsible ...

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Senate could vote Thursday night on same-sex marriage bill

ANNAPOLIS – The state Senate resumed debate Thursday morning on legislation that would allow same-sex couples to marry in Maryland, then recessed for the afternoon with plans to reconvene at 5:30. A vote on the Civil Marriage Protection Act could ...

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House panel’s bill would end foreclosure program

WASHINGTON — A House committee plans to write legislation next week ending the Obama administration’s flagship effort for helping struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure and abolishing three other housing assistance programs. At its meeting next Thursday, the highest-profile target of the ...

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