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U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • 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...
  • Key state lawmaker calls for property tax cap overhaul

    Key state lawmaker calls for property tax cap overhaul
    A state lawmaker who helps set tax policy is calling for an overhaul of Maryland's property tax cap law, after a Baltimore Sun investigation documented how the costly program has resulted in homeowners across Baltimore paying vastly different amounts...
  • State auditors looking into homestead credit

    State auditors are examining how well Maryland's assessments agency has managed the homestead property tax credit, a popular tax break for homeowners that has come under increased scrutiny since The Baltimore Sun revealed that hundreds of city owners were...
  • Five years is too many

    Five years is too many
    Since 1794, the voters of Charm City have had the same political reality as most: a four-year ritual of choosing the most qualified mayoral and City Council candidates vying for their support, to serve a prescribed term understood by those very voters...
  • 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...
  • Ind. representative pushes to increase compensation for State Fair victims

    Ind. representative pushes to increase compensation for State Fair victims
    An Indiana representative is pushing to increase compensation for victims of the Indiana State Fair tragedy in August 2011. A $5 million dollar cap was divided among those injured in the stage collapse. Now, Rep. Jeff Espich (R-Uniondale) said he...
  • 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....
  • Rep. Jeff Espich will not seek re-election

    Rep. Jeff Espich will not seek re-election
    Indiana State Rep. Jeff Espich, R-Uniondale, will not seek re-election after serving 40 years in the Indiana House of Representatives. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported Espich sent a letter to the newspaper announcing his retirement.  In the...
  • Leopold: Money from Arundel Mills slots could stop furloughs

    Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold told the county's members of the House of Delegates Friday that anticipated slots revenue would likely stave off the need for public employee furloughs. The county is expecting to receive about $15 million...
  • Slots commission rejects Landow's bid for Rocky Gap

    Maryland's slots commission threw out a bid Friday by former state Democratic Party Chairman Nathan Landow to build a casino at Rocky Gap, leaving a single offer in play for the Western Maryland resort. The decision concerning one of Maryland's five...
  • 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...