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Maryland Politics: December 19, 2010 - December 25, 2010

Montgomery sues online travel vendors over tax payments

Montgomery County filed a federal lawsuit against a host of online travel vendors including Expedia and Orbitz, claiming that the county doesn't get its fair share of taxes.

By Maria Glod  | December 23, 2010; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Montgomery County  
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Pr. George's will institute austerity measures, Baker says

Prince George's County is facing a $77 million spending gap next year, but County Executive Rushern L. Baker III says his new administration can plug it by tapping the county's reserves left by his predecessor, Jack B. Johnson (D), that exceeds the amount required by law --- and Wall Street.

By Miranda S. Spivack  | December 22, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Miranda Spivack, Prince George's County  
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O'Malley budget advisers: Counties should pay 40 percent of teacher pension costs

Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget advisers have recommended shifting 40 percent of Maryland's teacher retirement costs to county governments -- a move that could save the state $342 million a year but exacerbate local fiscal woes. O'Malley (D) said in an...

By John Wagner  | December 20, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Governor, John Wagner, Montgomery County, Prince George's County  
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