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Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Md. Lawmakers' Special Session

AM Read: Md. Lawmakers' Special Session

The Maryland General Assembly is expected to pass a revenue plan that would increase income taxes on the state's top income earners. Read »

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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By SARAH BREITENBACH

Date Set for Maryland Special Session

Date Set for Maryland Special Session

Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders want to call the General Assembly back in session in mid-May to make changes to a budget that left the state with $500 million in cuts. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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By Chris Gordon

O'Malley Favors Special Session Focusing on Budget

Gov. Martin O'Malley met with state lawmakers Tuesday but failed to reach an agreement to resolve the budget impasse. Read »

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Md. Property Tax Rate To Remain Same

AM Read: Md. Property Tax Rate To Remain Same

The Maryland Board of Public works voted Wednesday to keep the state property tax rate at 11.2 cents per $100 of a property's assessed value. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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By SARAH BREITENBACH, BRIAN WITTE

O'Malley: Consensus Key to Special Session

O'Malley: Consensus Key to Special Session

Gov. Martin O'Malley said he will call a special session of the General Assembly to avert about budget cuts as soon as the House and Senate can reach consensus on how to pass a revenue package needed to make up... Read »

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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By Associated Press

O'Malley to Meet With Miller, Busch About Budget

O'Malley to Meet With Miller, Busch About Budget

Gov. Martin O'Malley said he plans to meet with the General Assembly's presiding officers to discuss a special session on the budget. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Md. Fails To Pass Complete Budget

AM Read: Md. Fails To Pass Complete Budget

The Maryland legislative session ended and lawmakers failed to pass a comprehensive budget and a high-profile bill that would expand gambling in the state. Read »

Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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By Brian Witte

Md. Senators Offer Income Tax Compromise

Md. Senators Offer Income Tax Compromise

Maryland senators submitted a compromise on Thursday on how to raise revenue in a package of budget legislation by increasing income taxes. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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By Brian Witte

Md. House Passes $1.1B Capital Budget

Md. House Passes $1.1B Capital Budget

The Maryland House of Delegates passed a $1.1 billion capital budget. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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By Sarah Breitenbach

Maryland Budget Committee Cancels Tuesday Meeting

Maryland Budget Committee Cancels Tuesday Meeting

A committee of lawmakers put off meeting to resolve budget proposal differences between the state Senate and House of Delegates. Read »

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