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Assembly approves tax increase, teacher pension cost shifts

ANNAPOLIS — The General Assembly gave final approval early Wednesday afternoon to a budget package that will raise taxes on the wealthiest Maryland residents and shift the cost of teacher pensions to local jurisdictions. The tax package, which did not ...

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Bill would boost film tax credit program (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — John Latenser missed his family while working out of state, but the film location manager with 18 years of experience had to make a living. So after Maryland tax credits for film production companies were eliminated in 2008, ...

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Gay wedding bonanza? (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – John Stowell sees dollar signs when he thinks about gay marriage becoming legal in Maryland. Stowell, the director of sales and marketing at The Intercontinental Harbor Court hotel in the Inner Harbor, says the hotel’s reception hall is ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Pain at the pump and elsewhere (access required)

“They tell me it’ll kill me, but they won’t say when.” -Old blues song Gov. Martin O’Malley has been trying to get legislators focused on the killing potential of delay, but he’s had about as much success as warnings about ...

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Beatty sealing Harbor East’s deals (access required)

Days before Exelon Corp.’s Feb. 1 announcement that it had chosen to build a $120 million tower at Harbor Point, a frantic, last-ditch effort was underway by some in the local development community to steer the company toward the city’s ...

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C. Fraser Smith: The politics of the ‘Doomsday budget’ (access required)

They called it the Doomsday budget. It got plenty of advance notice. It would be a spending plan for the next fiscal year balanced by cuts alone. With no new tax revenue, in other words. No one wants more or ...

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Small retailers don’t want tobacco tax hike (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Raising tobacco taxes in Maryland may only force smokers across state lines, where neighboring states and Washington, D.C., impose lower levies, a lobbyist for small retailers told a Senate panel Wednesday. Senate Bill 526 would raise taxes on ...

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