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Md. Senate Passes $1.1 Billion Capital Budget

The Maryland Senate has signed off on a $1.1 billion capital budget proposal.



Rawlings-Blake’s 2013 Budget Plan Includes Closing Fire Stations & Rec Centers

Putting Baltimore on a budget. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake reveals a spending plan for the city that is already causing controversy.


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Md. Finding Tough Climate For Gas Tax Proposals

As if gas prices weren’t high enough, several states across the U.S. are looking to raise fuel taxes they say are needed to pay for roads and bridges that are outdated, congested and in some cases, dangerous.


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O’Malley Elaborates On Gas Tax Proposal

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to phase in a 6 percent sales tax on gasoline includes money for local road repairs, rules to make it harder to shift transportation dollars to other purposes and a mechanism to delay implementing the tax if gas prices spike.


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O’Malley Spars With Franchot Over Gas Tax Proposal

Gov. Martin O’Malley fired back Wednesday at Comptroller Peter Franchot for criticism of O’Malley’s gas tax proposal, describing him as “kind of our version of Mitt Romney.”


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Frederick Co. Advances Official English Proposal

The Frederick County Commissioners are reviving an attempt to make English the county’s official language.


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Lawmakers Consider Local Spending On Schools

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to shift part of the expense of teacher pensions to Maryland counties prompted lawmakers on Friday to question whether the added cost should be factored into a state law that requires counties to maintain a certain amount of spending on schools.



Ethics Panel Wants To Put Disclosure Forms Online

An ethics panel will be developing a proposal for putting financial disclosure forms for Maryland lawmakers on the Internet.



Revenue In O’Malley’s Budget Plan To Come From Caps On Income Tax Deductions

Governor Martin O’Malley rolls out a budget with a price tag for Maryland families and local governments.


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Panel Rejects Landow Proposal For Rocky Gap

Maryland’s slot machine commission voted 6-0 on Friday to reject a proposal to bring slot machines to western Maryland’s Rocky Gap State Park.


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Md. Senators Write FERC About Natural Gas Proposal

Maryland’s two U.S. senators are asking federal regulators to pay close attention to residents’ concerns about a proposed natural-gas compressor station near Myersville.



Mayor Rawlings-Blake Wants Bottle Tax Increase Proposal Passed Immediately

The mayor’s proposal to increase the bottle tax to pay for school construction had tempers flaring at the city council Monday night.