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U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • Deal reached on ensuring counties spend on schools

    Maryland counties will face a loss of tax revenue if they fail to keep up their required levels of education spending under a deal agreed to by the Maryland House and Senate. The House Ways and Means Committee decided last night to accept the Senate...
  • O'Donnell tries to testify against tax increase bill

    House Minority Leader Anthony J. O'Donnell staged a little political theater Monday as he attempted to testify against a tax-increase bill and was turned away by the chairwoman of the committee hearing the legislation. The occasion was a hearing on the...
  • Gubernatorial cycle the right time for Baltimore elections

    The Baltimore City Election Change Coalition, a citywide coalition of nine organizations, supports changing the date of the Baltimore City primary election to coincide with the gubernatorial election cycle ("The right time for city elections," March 22)....
  • Team Blago's 'Submission in response to pre-sentence report and in aid of sentencing

     
    I can't easily render this 72-page .pdf image file of the recent filing by lawyers for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich into text, but if anyone out there with an OCR scanner and some time on your hands wants to......
  • Government: How badly do Democrats want that payroll tax cut?

     
    House Republicans indicated last week that if the Obama administration wants to extend the payroll tax cut for another year, it would have to agree to approve or reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposal within 60 days. As it turns out, that'...
  • Government: The wrong criticisms of the Senate's payroll tax bill

     
    This post has been updated, as indicated below. After The Times' editorial board blasted the House Republican majority for rejecting the Senate's bipartisan payroll-tax compromise, several readers argued that a) the Senate's two-month extension was bad...
  • Debt ceiling: What voting to raise the debt limit really means

     
    Warming up for a vote Wednesday on whether to raise the debt ceiling, Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) declared that he would vote no in order to "send a clear message that we do not condone the president's wasteful fiscal policies......
  • House transportation bill: Traffic is heavy -- against it

     
    Mass transit bill: Environmentalists, unions and conservative groups all agree on a highway and mass transit bill headed to the House this week -- they hate it....
  • On Location: Mississippi bill aims to raise incentive caps

     
    Mississippi film production rebate incentive caps could rise with pending legislation that follows the success of "The Help," which filmed in Mississippi. The bill has passed the Mississippi House Ways and Means Committee....
  • Pete Stark, veteran Calif. congressman, defeated by 31-year-old

     
    Pete Stark, Fremont's 80-year-old dean of California's congressional delegation, has been defeated by a fellow Democrat, a 31-year-old city councilman from nearby Dublin, according to the Associated Press. Eric Swalwell's campaign against Stark, one of...