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BWCC News: 2nd Md. special session could be week of July 9

BWCC News: 2nd Md. special session could be week of July 9: The Maryland General Assembly will convene the week ...
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Audit: Social services throughout Maryland riddled with problems - Washington Examiner

Audit: Social services throughout Maryland riddled with problems - Washington Examiner | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
Audit: Social services throughout Maryland riddled with problemsWashington ExaminerMissing foster care case files and inadequate controls over bank accounts and corporate debit cards made up some of the 373 findings in a state audit released...
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House Republicans Oppose Special Session on Gaming | Maryland ...

Annapolis – House Minority Leader Anthony O'Donnell and Minority Whip Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio today sent a letter to Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch expressing the Caucus' opposition to a Special Session to ...
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Editorial: Whistling past the graveyard

Editorial: Whistling past the graveyard | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
Maryland legislators returned to their homes and their full-time occupations last week, no doubt congratulating themselves for taking care of business at their special session that they should have taken care during the 90 days ...
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Annapolis Nonprofit Protests 'Doomsday Budget' - Patch.com

Annapolis Nonprofit Protests 'Doomsday Budget' - Patch.com | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
Annapolis Nonprofit Protests 'Doomsday Budget'Patch.comIn the letter, the groups urge legislators to reconvene at a special session and work out a new budget.
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O'Malley, Busch, Miller unveil budget agreement for special session - Baltimore Sun (blog)

O'Malley, Busch, Miller unveil budget agreement for special session - Baltimore Sun (blog) | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
O'Malley, Busch, Miller unveil budget agreement for special sessionBaltimore Sun (blog)"We fell a little short on the final day of session," he said, noting that the placeholder budget cuts education, would result in an increase in tuition and...
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State Roundup, April 25, 2012 - MarylandReporter.com

State Roundup, April 25, 2012 - MarylandReporter.com | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
State Roundup, April 25, 2012MarylandReporter.comNeil Bergsman of Maryland's Money Matters says the need to fix the budget is more urgent than the recent doomsday clock issued by the Save Our State coalition since most local governments now have less...
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Maryland's high court allows same-sex divorce - Washington Post

Maryland's high court allows same-sex divorce - Washington Post | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
DCist.comMaryland's high court allows same-sex divorceWashington PostThe seven judges didn't miss the opportunity in the opinion to take a jab at the Maryland General Assembly, saying that to date, its treatment of same-sex relationships might “be...
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Three Facts About Maryland's Special Session - National Taxpayers ...

Three Facts About Maryland's Special Session - National Taxpayers ... | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
Brent Mead May 15, 2012. Last month, the clock struck midnight on the Maryland Legislature's plan to pass a broad-based income and excise tax hike. However, because officials in Annapolis really want to confiscate more of their constituents' ...
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Maryland General Assembly passes tax hike - Washington Post (blog)

Maryland General Assembly passes tax hike - Washington Post (blog) | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
WAMUMaryland General Assembly passes tax hikeWashington Post (blog)By Aaron C.
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Executive: Huge Hit From Teacher Pension Shift - WBAL Radio

Executive: Huge Hit From Teacher Pension Shift - WBAL Radio | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
WBAL RadioExecutive: Huge Hit From Teacher Pension ShiftWBAL RadioA "huge hit" is how the Harford County Executive describes what impact the decision from the General Assembly to shift some of the teacher pension costs to local governments is...
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Purple Line funding uncertain with failure of Maryland gas tax hike - Washington Post

Purple Line funding uncertain with failure of Maryland gas tax hike - Washington Post | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
Purple Line funding uncertain with failure of Maryland gas tax hikeWashington PostThe General Assembly's recent rejection of the governor's proposed gas tax hike makes it increasingly likely that the state will have to choose to build one of the lines...
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Transportation deficit can't be ignored - Baltimore Sun

Transportation deficit can't be ignored - Baltimore Sun | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
Transportation deficit can't be ignoredBaltimore SunThe game is getting old in Maryland, and The Sun is absolutely right to point out that, for the second time in a matter of weeks, the Maryland General Assembly is wrapping up its business without...
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Md. GOP Oppose Special Session On Gambling « CBS Baltimore

Md. GOP Oppose Special Session On Gambling « CBS Baltimore | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
Republicans in the House of Delegates are opposing a special session to take up proposed gambling expansion in Maryland.
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New Law Has Maryland Hotels Going Green - CBS Local

New Law Has Maryland Hotels Going Green - CBS Local | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
CBS LocalNew Law Has Maryland Hotels Going GreenCBS LocalANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland's green initiative takes another step forward.
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Supporting a Trash Free Maryland: Maryland General Assembly ...

Supporting a Trash Free Maryland: Maryland General Assembly ... | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
By now you've probably heard that the Community Cleanup & Greening Act did not pass in the 2012 session of the Maryland General Assembly. We fought hard and had some successes along the way, but given the heavy ...
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Respite Programs For Family Caregivers Face Cuts - Kaiser Family Foundation

Respite Programs For Family Caregivers Face Cuts - Kaiser Family Foundation | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
Kaiser Family FoundationRespite Programs For Family Caregivers Face CutsKaiser Family FoundationIllinois: $76.3 million from community services for people with developmental disabilities, including defunding the University of Illinois-Chicago's Developmental...
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Pressure Mounts for Special Session from Groups Impacted by Budget Cuts - Southern Maryland Online

Baltimore SunPressure Mounts for Special Session from Groups Impacted by Budget CutsSouthern Maryland OnlineBut they are also joined in signing the letter by dozens of social service organizations that serve the developmentally disabled, families...
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Maryland Republican: Meeting gay couples left me 'changed person'

Maryland Republican: Meeting gay couples left me 'changed person' | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
A chance shake-up of Maryland House of Delegates seating assignments brought Republican Wade Kach face to face with gay couples who had come to make the case for a gay marriage law, and might have proved decisive in its final passage through the...
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5-16-12: So Long Special Session « Maryland Morning with Sheilah ...

5-16-12: So Long Special Session « Maryland Morning with Sheilah ... | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast · Home · About Us · Contact · Series and Specials ... The long awaited special session of the General Assembly is finally winding down. This morning we talk with Annie Linskey of The ...
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Legislative Insider: Maryland Special Session starts today!

Legislative Insider: Maryland Special Session starts today! | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
We worked over the weekend preparing for our second legislative session of 2012. I could start this post with my favorite Mark Twain quote. The one that says "no man's life, liberty... are safe..." But I won't.
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Md. assembly set to vote on tax increases - Washington Post

Md. assembly set to vote on tax increases - Washington Post | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
Md.assembly set to vote on tax increasesWashington PostMaryland's Senate passed, and the House advanced, the state's first major package of tax increases in five years Tuesday, but in contrast to their party's national position, not all of the General...
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Maryland House Approves Tax Increases Before Ending Special ...

Maryland House Approves Tax Increases Before Ending Special ... | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a budget package in a special session. The House voted 77-60 on Wednesday to raise income taxes on single filers who make more than $100000 and joint filers who make ...
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Budget Deficit Projected for Charles County - Bay Net

Budget Deficit Projected for Charles County - Bay Net | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
Bay NetBudget Deficit Projected for Charles CountyBay NetBy Andy Marquis The Charles County Board of Commissioners will be presented with a $5.8 million dollar budget deficit on Tuesday as new details following the Maryland General Assembly's special...
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NAACP votes to support same-sex marriage - Baltimore Sun

NAACP votes to support same-sex marriage - Baltimore Sun | Maryland Politics and Budgets | Scoop.it
New York Daily NewsNAACP votes to support same-sex marriageBaltimore SunIncreased approval among black voters could help overcome a ballot challenge to the state's gay marriage law, passed this year by the General Assembly.
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