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Monday, Apr 2, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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By Sarah Breitenbach

Md. Lawmakers Meet to Hash Out Budget

Md. Lawmakers Meet to Hash Out Budget

Lawmakers did not get far Monday in their opening deliberations on resolving differences in budget proposals passed by state Senate and House of Delegates. Read »

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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By Associated Press

Maryland Senate Passes $1.1 Billion Capital Budget

Maryland Senate Passes $1.1 Billion Capital Budget

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

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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By Brian Witte

Maryland House of Delegates Passes Budget Package

Maryland House of Delegates Passes Budget Package

The House of Delegates approved a package of budget measures, including an income tax increase for people who make more than $100,000. Read »

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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By Brian Witte

Md. House Panel's Plan Would Tax Fewer

Md. House Panel's Plan Would Tax Fewer

Fewer taxpayers would be affected by an income tax increase approved Monday under a House panel's plan then one approved by the state Senate last week. Read »

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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By Brian Witte

Maryland House Works on Budget Legislation

Maryland House Works on Budget Legislation

A measure to close loopholes that some local governments have been using to avoid meeting school funding requirements in Maryland was approved Friday by two House committees. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: O'Malley Sticks By Tax Hikes

AM Read: O'Malley Sticks By Tax Hikes

O'Malley is defending his budget amid alternative senate budget proposals and criticism of his proposal as too tax-heavy. Read »

Friday, Mar 2, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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By Brian Witte, AP

Maryland Budget Puzzle Still Murky

Maryland Budget Puzzle Still Murky

Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller is warning lawmakers this will be one of the most contentious sessions ever in terms of dealing with the budget. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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By Brian Witte, AP

Md. Senate Assembles “Doomsday” Budget Plan

Md. Senate Assembles “Doomsday” Budget Plan

Maryland state senators explore broader budget cuts due to resistance to some proposed taxes. Read »

Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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By Brian Witte, Associated Press

Analyst Warns MD Lawmakers of "Big Train" of Cuts

Analyst Warns MD Lawmakers of

The chief fiscal analyst for the Maryland General Assembly warned lawmakers on Monday that they need to prepare for the “big train that is coming” from federal budget cuts. Read »

Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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By Perry Stein

Thousands Gather for DC Pro-Life Rally

Thousands Gather for DC Pro-Life Rally

Protesters mark the 39th anniversary of Roe V. Wade. Read »

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