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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...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley says push for bill going 'swimmingly'

    Gov.Martin O'Malley was out early Friday morning, meeting with large House delegations in his efforts to win passage of his gambling-expansion bill as a special session of the General Assembly moved into its second day. The governor met this morning with...
  • Senate gives preliminary OK to casino bill

    The Maryland Senate gave its preliminary approval Friday to Gov.Martin O'Malley's bill expanding casino gambling in the state after brushing aside more than a dozen amendments by large margins. The bill is expected to come up for a final vote in the...
  • Little of gambling bill revenue comes from expansion

    The gambling expansion bill crafted by a House panel will yield an additional $174 million in state revenue in 2016-2017, but more than three-quarters of the money comes from a reform that could have been adopted without controversy had it been considered...
  • Letter: There for the dog owners

    Editor: The recent Special Session convened in the Maryland General Assembly dealt with two proposed bills in which four days of debate were spent. Senate Bill II was designed as the supposed answer to the recent Maryland Court of Appeals ruling in Tracy...
  • Anne Arundel delegation backs mix of elected, appointed seats on school board

    The Anne Arundel County lawmakers have voted in favor of a bill that would change the makeup the of county's school board from all-appointed to a mix of elected and appointed, according to Del. Steve Schuh, the bill's co-sponsor. The county delegation...
  • In Anne Arundel, tax refunds lure people with outstanding warrants to come clean

    In Anne Arundel, tax refunds lure people with outstanding warrants to come clean
    Law enforcement officials are watching a test program in Anne Arundel County that entices people with open criminal warrants to turn themselves in — so they can get their state tax refunds. Thus far, the results of dangling a refund as bait have...
  • Homestead credit penalty goes into effect this week

    Beginning this week, Maryland's Department of Assessments and Taxation can begin penalizing homeowners who received a homestead credit this year as a result of deception. Penalties will be issued on an ad hoc basis as the department learns of violators,...