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  • O'Malley considering gas tax rise

    O'Malley considering gas tax rise
    Gov. Martin O'Malley signaled Monday that he might support an increase in Maryland's gasoline tax as part of a broader effort to create jobs through a massive construction program focused on transportation and schools. In response to questions at a State...
  • Senate gives initial approval to O'Malley map

    Senate gives initial approval to O'Malley map
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's political redistricting plan earned a quick first stamp of approval from the Maryland Senate on Monday night despite a day full of objections from top Republicans — and a sitting Democratic congresswoman — who slammed...
  • New map, new politics in Western Md.

    New map, new politics in Western Md.
    With a bit of math and a few clicks of a mouse, state Democrats transformed a once-sleepy congressional district in Western Maryland last week into one of the most closely watched political battlegrounds in the nation. Hours after Gov. Martin O'Malley...
  • Panel urges gas tax, public transit fare increases to fund projects

    Panel urges gas tax, public transit fare increases to fund projects
    A blue-ribbon commission set up to recommend ways to finance Maryland's growing backlog of transportation projects recommended Tuesday that the state raise its gas tax by 15 cents a gallon and increase public transit fares as well as protect that...
  • Panels recommended higher Md. taxes, fees

    Panels recommended higher Md. taxes, fees
    Two groups charged with figuring out how the state can pay for new roads, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay and other key functions of government suggested the same basic answer Tuesday: Marylanders should be asked to dig a little deeper into their pockets. A...
  • Fixing Baltimore's broken primary

    Fixing Baltimore's broken primary
    The pathetic turnout in Baltimore's primary election Tuesday demands a response. The blame lies, of course, on the citizens themselves who didn't bother to vote — nearly 80 percent of those eligible stayed home. But the city and state have also done...
  • Maryland tax increases: What's in it for you?

    Maryland tax increases: What's in it for you?
    It's been a tough week for Marylanders on a tight budget (and presumably that's most of us). Just as a blue-ribbon commission recommended a 15-cent gasoline tax increase and other transportation-related fees, another called for a tripling of the flush tax...
  • College Park leaders laud proposed merger between state's largest research universities

    A merger of the state's major research universities in College Park and Baltimore would remove significant barriers to medical and scientific collaboration, said elected officials and academic leaders Friday at a hearing on the proposed combination of the...
  • Miller says higher gas tax is coming

    State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller predicted Thursday that the General Assembly would approve an increase in Maryland's gas tax, putting his considerable influence behind an issue that is likely to be divisive in the coming legislative session....
  • Common Cause calls for Currie censure

    Common Cause calls for Currie censure
    A leading government watchdog organization has called on the Maryland Senate to censure state Sen. Ulysses Currie, the once-powerful budget committee chairman who was acquitted of political corruption charges this week. Susan Wichmann, executive director...
  • Prince George's Co. lawmakers to vote on slots-ban bill

    In 2007, when the Maryland General Assembly was considering five locations for slot machines, the Rev. Jonathan L. Weaver sought to keep casinos out of Prince George's County. Weaver — who leads the Greater Mt. Nebo African Methodist Episcopal...