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Christopher Van Hollen Jr.

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  • House fundraising totals in Md.

    Here is a more complete picture of fundraising for House races in Maryland for the final quarter of 2011, based on reports that were due to the Federal Election Commission at midnight Tuesday. As The Sun reported Wednesday, Democrat Rob Garagiola is...
  • MD's GOP pols in DC get low grades from greens

    Maryland's two Republican House members got low marks for their votes on environmental issues in the latest scorecard from the national League of Conservation Voters, which called the GOP-dominated House session last year the "most anti-environmental"...
  • Loss of children inspires Ellicott City mothers to advocate for suicide prevention

    Loss of children inspires Ellicott City mothers to advocate for suicide prevention
    Before asking the question, Congressman John Sarbanes made sure to say "if you don't mind sharing." Donna Curley and Sara Tagget didn't mind. It was why they were in Washington that day. It was why they were sitting in Sarbanes' office. It was why they...
  • Obama budget cuts would hit Maryland

    Obama budget cuts would hit Maryland
    Labor unions that represent government workers — and some Maryland Democrats — criticized the budget President Barack Obama unveiled Monday for cutting $27 billion in federal employee pensions while offering what they called a modest, half-...
  • Loss of son inspires Towson father to advocate for suicide prevention

    Loss of son inspires Towson father to advocate for suicide prevention
    Before asking the question, Rep. John Sarbanesmade sure to say "if you don't mind sharing." Ron Waltemeyer didn't mind. It was why he was in Washington. It was why he was sitting in Sarbanes' office. It was why he spent the day trekking around the...
  • Federal workers take $15B hit in payroll tax deal

    Federal employees will be required to contribute $15 billion toward the cost of extending federal unemployment insurance under a tentative agreement struck in Congress that would also maintain the 2010 payroll tax break, federal worker union officials...
  • Fed workers to help cover payroll agreement's cost

    New federal employees would contribute more than triple the amount paid by current government workers for their retirement under an agreement reached in Congress, according to two Maryland lawmakers who helped craft the deal to extend a payroll tax...
  • Federal payroll deal passes, Maryland delegation split

    Eight of Maryland’s 10 members of Congress voted against a bi-partisan plan Friday to extend a national payroll tax holiday – including two who were instrumental in crafting the deal – citing concern over how the measure would affect...
  • Md. Democrats balk at bipartisan tax deal

    All but one Maryland Democrat in Congress bucked party leaders Friday to vote against extending a nationwide payroll tax break through the end of the year, most of them because of a requirement that newly hired federal workers contribute more to their...
  • State budget surplus greater than expected

    State budget surplus greater than expected
    Maryland finished the most recent budget year with nearly $1 billion in unspent funds, a surplus that was more than 50 percent higher than expected, mostly due to stronger-than-anticipated income tax receipts, officials said Thursday. "It is...
  • 2012 called crucial year for Md. gas tax

    2012 called crucial year for Md. gas tax
    If Maryland is to raise significant new revenue to meet its backlog of transportation needs — most likely through a higher gas tax — 2012 is the year it must be done, a leading lawmaker told a gathering of Baltimore business leaders Monday....
  • GOP, others find faults with proposed map

    GOP, others find faults with proposed map
    Maryland Republicans criticized a proposal Tuesday to redraw the state's congressional map, saying a Democratic-controlled panel seeking to bolster the party's position would separate communities with like-minded views and fuse areas with little in...