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Md. Senate Panel Votes To Raise Income Tax

Maryland income taxes would rise and a split of teacher pension costs with local governments would be phased in over four years instead of one, under changes to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget plan that were approved by the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on Thursday.

03/09/2012

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Gas Drilling Panel Meeting In Hagerstown

A state commission on natural gas drilling is taking a look at the regulatory landscape.

02/27/2012

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Ethics Review Panel Suggests Reducing Local Disclosure

A panel of state senators reviewing Maryland ethics rules decided Friday to recommend local government officials should not be required to release as much information in financial disclosure forms as officials in state government.

02/10/2012

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Md. Senate Panel Considers Banning Indoor Tanning For Minors

Parents who allow their teenagers to use tanning beds could see that option taken away. Some lawmakers want to replace the law that requires parental permission with an outright ban.

02/09/2012

Senator Ulysses Currie was found not guilty of corruption charges stemming from allegations he improperly used his influence to benefit Shoppers Food.  He will face a House Ethics committee in 2012.

Ethics Panel Meets Again On Currie

The Maryland General Assembly’s ethics panel has met again to consider a Prince George’s County senator’s failure to disclose work for a grocery store chain.

02/07/2012

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Gas Drilling Panel Starts Second Round Of Work

A state panel is starting work in Annapolis on a second set of recommendations for natural gas drilling in Western Maryland.

01/27/2012

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Md. Panel Backs Halving Structural Deficit

A panel of Maryland lawmakers voted Thursday night to recommend that Gov. Martin O’Malley and the General Assembly reduce the state’s structural deficit by 50 percent in the next legislative session, but left the governor with the flexibility to close some of the gap with tax increases instead of budget cuts only.

12/15/2011

Natural gas, gas drilling

U.S. Panel Holding Meeting On Md. Gas Compressor

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is inviting citizens to a meeting in Myersville about a proposed natural-gas compressor station.

11/07/2011

money, money generic, cash

Panel Formalizes Transportation Funding Proposal

Proposed taxes and fees aimed at raising more than $800 million in new transportation revenue annually in Maryland headed toward the Legislature and Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday, as a state commission formally approved a plan to increase the state’s gas tax by 15 cents over three years.

10/25/2011

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Md. Democrat: Unclear If Debt Panel Succeeds

A Democrat serving on a “supercommittee” responsible for recommending more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts says it’s “still unclear” that the panel will succeed.

10/14/2011

Marijuana

Md. Workgroup On Medical Marijuana Meets

A Maryland workgroup on medical marijuana will be working on an application process for academic centers that could one day make marijuana available for sick patients.

08/17/2011

Natural gas, gas drilling

Gas Drillers, Skeptics Clash As Md. Board Meets

The energy industry is hoping to shorten the three-year timetable for a state study of natural gas drilling prospects in western Maryland.

08/04/2011

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