Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTBudget negotiators from the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates remained in a standoff Friday over whether to grant homeowners a property tax cut in next year's budget.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTThe Charles County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee is backing legislation in the Maryland General Assembly to secure as much as $500,000 in state funding for the proposed minor league baseball stadium in St. Charles, on the southern edge of Waldorf.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTMd.'s plan to pay for an intercounty connector largely with bonds could add $500M to the price tag and tie up federal funding, according to a new study.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTA key state grant that Calvert County has received since the deregulation of electric utilities would be eliminated under the 2006 budget proposed last week by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTWhen Vanda Lee goes to settlement next month on the Damascus townhouse she is buying for $360,000, she expects to pay her share of transfer and recordation taxes.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTMaryland Republicans unleashed a barrage of advertisements Thursday targeting conservative Democrats, part of a broad effort to head off the General Assembly's threat to override Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s vetoes of key legislation.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTRather than raising funds with new taxes, Va. lawmakers are preparing modest but innovative programs they say will ease traffic problems, but some critics say the plans fall short.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTWhen Md. Democrats proposed paying for medical malpractice relief with a tax on HMO premiums, the governor saw an opportunity to gain the upper hand in a long-running partisan debate, says political science professor James Gimpel.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTMaryland's legislature convenes Tuesday for a rare special session, with high stakes for malpractice insurance and Gov. Robert Ehrlich.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTWhen Reps. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) teamed up in September to get the House to pass an amendment blocking the use of private companies to collect back taxes from delinquent taxpayers, it seemed the Bush administration plan might be doomed for at least a year.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTPipkin's hard anti-tax line in Annapolis was a rough draft of the message he is bringing to voters in his U.S. Senate race against Democrat Barbara A. Mikulski, who, he says, has made a career of voting for higher taxes.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTLast night's sparring over taxes, military spending and health care costs in a televised debate reflected the increasingly acrimonious tone of the U.S. Senate campaign in Md.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTMaryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced Tuesday night that he has vetoed a bill that would have used corporate taxes to hold down tuition costs at state universities, calling the measure "irresponsible and haphazard."
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTMaryland's much-dreaded budget crisis may be quietly evaporating, new revenue estimates show.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTAssembly Adjourns, but Shortfall Looms Lawmakers Pass Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTMarylanders have been grumbling about the impasse over slot machine gambling that has consumed state politics since Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. took office last year.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTNews of interest to Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties that appeared in the daily Post, April 11 to 17
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTHaving rejected new taxes and the legalization of slot machines before adjourning Monday night, Md. lawmakers will return in January to face a projected shortfall of more than $800 million.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTLawmakers approved Gov. Robert Ehrlich's plan for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay but again rejected his bid to bring slot machine gambling to the state.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:49:00 GMTHours after State House leaders pronounced a bill to legalize slot machines dead, Maryland's House Democrats couldn't decide how to formally kill it Saturday, keeping the measure alive for another day as lawmakers predicted that gambling would resurface as a major issue sooner or later anyway.