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  • Gansler seeks cap on health insurance rate increases

    Gansler seeks cap on health insurance rate increases
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler urged state regulators Tuesday to cap the amount that insurers can raise premiums under the new health care law to no more than 5 percent until more is known about how the sweeping federal legislation will...
  • Republicans protest tax, toll, fee increases

    Republicans protest tax, toll, fee increases
    Republican lawmakers marked Monday's hikes in fees, gas taxes and tolls in Maryland by protesting what they called a "virtual downpour" of increases that they blamed on Gov. Martin O'Malley. As a result of legislation backed by O'Malley and passed by...
  • Welcome to Red Maryland, welcome to the resistance!

    Welcome to Red Maryland, welcome to the resistance!
    You’re probably wondering why you’re seeing, on Baltimore Sun.com, content dedicated to what many of many Sun readers would label “radical, right wing extremism.” Well, over the summer, the folks at the Baltimore Sun —...
  • Foes, supporters clash over Plan Maryland

    To its supporters, Gov. Martin O'Malley's Plan Maryland is a long-overdue effort to bring Maryland's disparate programs to promote Smart Growth under one consolidated plan with an agreed-upon set of rules. To its detractors, the plan is a naked power grab...
  • O'Malley growth control program PlanMaryland takes effect

    Gov. Martin O'Malley's PlanMaryland, which has become the subject of bitter opposition in parts of rural Maryland, is now official state policy for managing growth. At a ceremony that included two of his Democratic predecessors, O'Malley formally...
  • O'Malley puts tax increases on the table for 2012 legislature

    Gov. Martin O'Malley signaled that tax increases could be in the cards during next year's legislative session, though he said any state action would depend on congressional budget-cutting decisions this winter. In a speech to local government leaders...
  • Assembly fails to pass tax bill, adopts 'Doomsday' budget

    Assembly fails to pass tax bill, adopts 'Doomsday' budget
    The Maryland General Assembly's regular 90-day session ended in disarray Monday at midnight as legislators failed to approve an income tax measure to which their leaders had agreed. The lack of action meant that a so-called "doomsday" budget —...
  • Assembly approves stormwater pollution mandate

    In a move aimed at helping Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, the General Assembly adopted a bill late last night mandating that Maryland's largest localities, including Baltimore city and its suburbs, levy fees on their residents to pay for...
  • What now? Legislative leaders decry budget cuts, say special session is needed

    What now? Legislative leaders decry budget cuts, say special session is needed
    Democratic lawmakers limped out of Annapolis Tuesday having enacted a "doomsday" budget that slashes spending for education and other services they do not want to cut — and with no clear plan on how to fix a political mess of their own making....
  • Walter M. Baker, state senator

    Walter M. Baker, state senator
    Former state Sen. Walter M. Baker, who had served in the legislature representing the upper Eastern Shore for more than two decades and also had been a Cecil County attorney, died Tuesday of complications from diabetes at Christiana Hospital in Delaware....
  • So much to do: Annapolis Democrats push ambitious agenda

    So much to do: Annapolis Democrats push ambitious agenda
    Democratic leaders in Annapolis have compiled a "To Do" list for the next three months that includes raising taxes and changing the definition of marriage. Some also want to close off big chunks of Maryland to development and open even more casinos in the...