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Maryland Politics Archive: Maryland State Budget

Maryland may need 56-percent property tax hike to cover state debt, report says

Maryland lawmakers will either have to raise property taxes by 56 percent over the next five years, or take away $1.1 billion from classrooms, police, and other core state services to cover record state borrowing, budget analysts said Friday. The...

By Aaron C. Davis  | January 28, 2011; 7:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis, Maryland State Budget  
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O'Malley budget hits hospitals, pensions, and calls for more borrowing

The state budget that Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) will propose Friday calls for closing the bulk of an estimated $1.6 billion shortfall by continuing to borrow heavily from an array of funds designed for environmental, transportation and other special projects,...

By Aaron C. Davis  | January 21, 2011; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis, Governor, Maryland State Budget  
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Md. Senate president calls alcohol tax hike 'insanity'

"Insanity personified."That's how Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) summed up his thoughts Wednesday morning on a proposal for a "dime-a-drink" increase in state alcohol taxes.

By John Wagner  | January 12, 2011; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Maryland State Budget  
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Nearly 1,400 state workers apply for Md. buyout

Nearly 1,400 Maryland state employees have applied for a voluntary buyout program, according to Gov. Martin O'Malley's office.

By John Wagner  | January 10, 2011; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Governor, John Wagner, Maryland State Budget  
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O'Malley budget secretary bristles at Prince George's education aid request

A request from Prince George's County's for $139 million more in state education aid than was budgeted this year brought a sharp rebuke Friday from the administration of Gov. Martin O'Malley (D).

By John Wagner  | December 17, 2010; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  John Wagner, Maryland State Budget  
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UPDATED: Mood remains upbeat in Ehrlich camp

The Mood Swings, a 22-piece big band featuring lots of brass, five singers and a name well-suited to the 2010 election cycle, was softening up the early crowd at Republican Election Night headquarters for Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the former governor who said he wants his old job back.

By Fredrick Kunkle  | November 2, 2010; 10:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Ehrlich courts Md. farmers, horse industry, Fredrick Kunkle , October 4, 2010
Md. Senate passes budget, trouble looms in House, Aaron C. Davis and Jonathan Mummolo , March 24, 2010
O'Malley pledges budget fix for Prince George's, John Wagner , February 5, 2010
Miller seeks 'prudent' cuts to O'Malley's budget, John Wagner , January 20, 2010
Md. lawmakers vow to reject proposed pay raise, Aaron C. Davis , January 5, 2010
First Click -- Maryland, Aaron C. Davis , November 18, 2009
Pr. George's County Exec's Office Responds to Union Ads, Jonathan Mummolo , October 15, 2009
Local Governments: We're Not "Fat and Happy", John Wagner , October 8, 2009
Almost 50 Pr. George's Employees Laid Off, Jonathan Mummolo , October 2, 2009
Pr. George's Remains AAA-Okay, Jonathan Mummolo , October 1, 2009
Waiting for the Ax to Fall in Pr. George's, Jonathan Mummolo , October 1, 2009
Financial Ratings Firm: Outlook 'Negative' in Pr. George's, Jonathan Mummolo , September 28, 2009
Poll: Marylanders United in Budget Worries, Divided on Solution, Christopher Dean Hopkins , September 22, 2009
Next Year's State Budget Gap Grows to Nearly $2 Billion, Aaron C. Davis , September 17, 2009
How Some Would Save $1 Million in Montgomery, Michael Laris , September 14, 2009
O'Malley Says More Budget Cuts Possible, Washington Post Editors , September 9, 2009
Maryland Lawmakers Asked to Give Up Some Pay, Anne Bartlett , August 27, 2009
Property Tax Revenue Up for Counties, but State Aid May Be Cut, Christopher Dean Hopkins , August 11, 2009
Markets Drive State Pension Fund Down 20 Percent, Aaron C. Davis , August 5, 2009
 
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