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O’Malley accepts part of blame for budget

ANNAPOLIS — After a wildly surprising budget meltdown this week in the General Assembly, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Thursday he accepts some responsibility for the failure to replace $512 million in spending cuts with a package including tax hikes and ...

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Assembly adjourns with austere budget; gambling bill dies

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly’s 2012 regular session staggered to a contentious close at midnight Monday with a “doomsday budget” in place that would have to be balanced with more than $500 million in spending cuts. Caught behind the ...

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A look at bills passed by the Md. General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS — A glance at some measures approved by the Maryland General Assembly so far: SEPTIC SYSTEM LIMITATIONS The legislature passed a watered-down version of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to limit where new residential septic systems can be located, especially ...

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Deficit, taxes, gay marriage to busy Md. lawmakers

ANNAPOLIS — In what promises to be a challenging session, Maryland lawmakers will focus on continuing budget problems and the return of divisive legislation that stalled last year, including same-sex marriage, expanded gambling, offshore wind development and limits on septic ...

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Maryland’s top lobbyists got $15.5M during 2011 session

Maryland’s biggest businesses, interest groups and labor unions increased spending on lobbyists to $15.5 million during the 2011 General Assembly session, according to the State Ethics Commission. That was a 14.4 percent bump over the 2010 session, when the top ...

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Job creation legislation may be part of special session

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley said Wednesday he may push for job creation legislation during the special General Assembly session in October. Speaking after the Board of Public Works meeting, O’Malley said his administration is “considering” adding jobs measures to ...

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Looming power shortages demand attention

While recent General Assembly sessions have seen efforts to overturn the 1999 decision to deregulate the electric industry, legislators will address predictions this year that Maryland could experience electricity supply shortages in the future. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Thomas M. ...

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