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  • Hundreds of city homeowners lose invalid tax breaks

    Hundreds of city homeowners lose invalid tax breaks
    State officials have revoked tax breaks from more than 550 homes in Baltimore after a Baltimore Sun analysis showed that hundreds of owners have been receiving the homestead property tax credit on multiple houses in apparent violation of state law. The...
  • Bill would impose civil penalties on homestead credit scofflaws

    Maryland homeowners who are caught getting unwarranted homestead credits on their property tax bills would face fines equal to 25 percent of any undeserved break, under a bill introduced Friday in the General Assembly. Meanwhile, Del. Samuel I....
  • County bills for elected school board scheduled for hearings this week in Annapolis

    The issue of whether Baltimore County should have an elected Board of Education is once again being discussed in Annapolis, with House and Senate bills on the matter scheduled for hearings this week. State Sen. Bobby Zirkin, a Democrat representing...
  • The phantom menace of voter fraud

    The phantom menace of voter fraud
    Last year, Maryland's Democratic-controlled General Assembly made short work of a Republican-sponsored bill that would have required voters to show a government-issued photo ID before being allowed to vote. The legislation, which closely tracked similar...
  • Rawlings-Blake backs proposed fine for tax credit scofflaws

    As someone who's made a hobby of unmasking tax cheats, Patterson Park activist Matt Gonter told state lawmakers Tuesday that he backs a proposal to fine homeowners caught getting unwarranted homestead credits on their property tax bills. Under the...
  • Lawmakers to kick-start discussions of issues they'll take up later

    A new congressional map is the focus of next week's special session in Annapolis, but state lawmakers will take the opportunity to discuss proposals the General Assembly will take up in January. Chief among them are Gov. Martin O'Malley's ideas for...
  • Patient killed at Perkins mental hospital, police say

    Patient killed at Perkins mental hospital, police say
    State health officials moved Friday to bolster security and reassess patients at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, after the second patient slaying in a week at the state mental facility. State police said the latest victim, Rogelio Mondragon, 40,...
  • Lawmakers approve withholding fix for contractors

    Government contractors applauded congressional action Wednesday to repeal a federal law that would have postponed millions of dollars in payments to Maryland companies, potentially wounding the region's fragile economy. In a rare display of...
  • Busch sets out four principles for gambling bill

    House Speaker Michael E. Busch sent out an email Wednesday evening to his 97 fellow Democrats laying out his a framework for gambling expansion legislation and setting a schedule for the next few days. First and foremost: The speaker says that adding...
  • Maryland gambling special session starts day later for House

    Maryland gambling special session starts day later for House
    Maryland's House of Delegates is set to convene for a special session Friday Aug. 10, a day after members of the Senate are scheduled to come back to Annapolis, according to an email sent to members by House Speaker Michael E. Busch. The speaker also...
  • Senate passes gambling expansion bill

    Senate passes gambling expansion bill
    The Maryland Senate passed Gov.Martin O'Malley's gambling expansion bill on a 28-14 vote Friday, sending the legislation to a more closely divided House of Delegates when the General Assembly's special session continues Monday. Approval came in the early...