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Prince George’s budget boosts spending on schools

UPPER MARLBORO — The Prince George’s County Council has adopted a $2.7 billion budget that increases spending on schools and includes bonuses for county employees. Under the budget unanimously adopted Thursday, the public school system’s operating budget will increase 3.1 ...

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Senate approves budget package; House ready for debate

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a budget package that raises taxes and shifts the cost of teacher pensions to local jurisdictions, setting up a final vote Wednesday morning. The largest component of the tax ...

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Did small business win in the General Assembly?

So much has been said about the recent General Assembly session and its failure to reach a consensus on a revenue package to avert state spending cuts. Some even say we are facing a doomsday scenario. And while I don’t ...

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Assembly’s last-minute maneuvers could leave state $70M in the red

The state’s chief fiscal analyst warned Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday to not sign any bills that impact state revenues or spending until Maryland’s out-of-balance “doomsday” budget is repaired. A budget containing some $500 million in cuts was enacted last ...

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House of Delegates panel to make budget decisions

ANNAPOLIS — The House Appropriations Committee is working on Maryland budget legislation. To start a long day of budget labors on Friday, Delegate Norman Conway, D-Wicomico, announced that a proposal to split teacher pensions between the state and local governments ...

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MoCo, Prince George’s warn of cuts if they pay teacher pensions

ROCKVILLE — Montgomery County school officials say they would have to cut 600 teachers and increase class sizes if lawmakers in Annapolis approve Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to shift teacher pension costs to the counties. Board of Education President Shirley ...

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State lawmakers consider local spending on schools

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers are considering how a proposal to shift some teacher pension costs to counties will affect how local jurisdictions pay for schools. Delegates held a hearing in Annapolis on Friday with state analysts to discuss how the ...

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Maryland could tighten high-income tax exemptions

House Speaker Michael E. Busch said Tuesday he did not see “a whole lot of proposals to increase taxes” in the Gov. Martin O’Malley’s upcoming budget proposal. “We talked about adjusting some of the exemptions that currently exist in the ...

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O’Malley discusses shift of pension costs

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley discussed plans Tuesday with legislative leaders to shift teacher pension costs to Maryland counties and reduce tax exemptions for high-end earners, participants in the meeting said. Maryland is one of the few states in the ...

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