Maryland Politics

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Leadership Sets Possible Date For Special Session

Maryland’s legislative leadership has announced a possible date for a special session to consider the expansion of gambling.


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Md. Lawmakers Call On Governor Not To Raise Taxes

Some Maryland lawmakers are calling on Governor Martin O’Malley not to raise taxes.


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Budget Fight May Lead To Less Funding For Education, Police Departments

Millions of dollars are on the chopping block. Critical funding for Maryland’s public schools and police departments is at risk if the state can’t work through its budget mess.


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Senate Gives Initial OK To Doubling Md. Flush Tax

Maryland is on its way to becoming the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed, and a doubling of the state’s “flush tax” advanced in the state Senate as lawmakers spent a busy Saturday working on a wide variety of measures.


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Md. House Panel Approves Flush Tax

A Maryland House committee has approved doubling the state’s “flush tax” from $30 a year to $60 a year.


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Change Would Remove Official When Found Guilty

A proposed constitutional amendment would remove any state, county or municipal official from office at the finding of guilt, instead of when the official is sentenced.


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Bob Ehrlich Writes Book On Politics, Social Culture

Painting a national picture with a Maryland brush. Former Governor Bob Ehrlich has written a book on today’s political and social culture.


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State Senator Won’t Testify In His Own Defense

A Maryland lawyer is accused of taking bribes in exchange for votes. The trial continued Tuesday as defense attorneys claim their own client is unintelligent but not dishonest.


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O’Malley Continues To Push For Gas Tax Increase

A gas tax increase got another airing in the General Assembly Tuesday. Members of key House committees were briefed on the makings of a jobs creation package Governor Martin O’Malley intends to win approval for next year.


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Redistricting In Maryland Sparks Minority Debate

Maryland’s congressional redistricting process this year has shown it’s getting harder for Democrats to make gains against Republicans in the state’s eight seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.


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Group Demands Jobs, Contract For ‘American Dream’

Marylanders dissatisfied with the way Washington is working are demanding jobs and signing what they call a contract for the American Dream.


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Councilman Charged With Failing To File Tax Return

An Anne Arundel County councilman has been charged in federal court with failing to file a tax return.