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Tag Archives: Ways and Means Committee

Cardin predicts online sales tax (Video) (access required)

A complex plan to raise money for transportation projects in Maryland depends partially on the ability of the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that allows states to impose a sales tax on Internet purchases.

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House amendments on gambling bill would cost state $32M per year (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A decision by a House of Delegates panel to further cut taxes on two Maryland casino owners would leave the state with $32 million less by fiscal year 2017 when compared to the bill that passed the Senate ...

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Baltimore delegate supporting expanded gambling (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Fissures may be developing in the previously united Baltimore delegation to the House of Delegates, whose chairman said last month that city lawmakers would stand together to oppose expanded gambling unless Baltimore receives a legislative goody bag. Del. ...

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Deferring slots tax decision was Senate’s idea first (access required)

Gov. Martin O'Malley may have taken a step toward gaining support for expanded gambling when he floated the idea of separating a reduction in the slots tax rate from a bill ...

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Assembly adjourns with austere budget; gambling bill dies (access required)

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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Lines drawn on gambling bill (access required)

The Senate’s presiding officer said Thursday that a bill to expand gambling in Maryland would either include a sixth casino license for a facility in Prince George’s County or there would be no gambling expansion this year. Senate President Thomas ...

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O’Malley pitches gas tax to legislative committees

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley warned that failing to enact his gas tax proposal could mean added costs to the state and more traffic congestion. O’Malley, a Democrat, testified before committees in the House of Delegates and Senate on ...

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