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Some taxpayers celebrating; CareFirst subscribers blue

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For some 55,000 Maryland taxpayers, it was a very good week. For some 1.1 million CareFirst health insurance subscribers, definitely not. The U.S. Supreme Court  Monday struck down Maryland’s law barring taxpayers from deducting from their local taxes any taxes ...

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IG: Undervalued coal leases cost U.S. $62 million

BILLINGS, Mont. — A government report says leases on publicly owned coal are undervalued and have cost the U.S. $62 million in potential lost revenues. Tuesday’s report from the Department of Interior Inspector General recommends that the government take quick ...

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Gov’t bars Fannie-Freddie from reducing principal

WASHINGTON — A federal regulator is standing by its decision to bar Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from reducing principal for borrowers at risk of foreclosure, resisting pressure from the Obama administration. The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the decision ...

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Hilton’s $11.5M loss mostly from depreciation

While the city-owned Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel lost $11.5 million last year, development officials stressed that the loss is not coming down to taxpayers. “The hotel to date… has not lost a single penny for the taxpayers of Baltimore ...

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House of Delegates passes offshore wind bill

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland House of Delegates voted 88-47 on Friday for a scaled-back measure to help develop offshore wind off the coast of Ocean City in as soon as five years. Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley is backing the legislation ...

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