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David R Brinkley

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  • Health exchange mulling scenarios for how to move beyond troubled site

    Health exchange mulling scenarios for how to move beyond troubled site
    After the state severed ties with the contractor that built its problem-plagued health insurance exchange, officials face the looming question of what to do with it — continue throwing money toward fixing it or replace it. Every option is...
  • Republicans continue push to scrap health exchange website

    Republicans continue push to scrap health exchange website
    Republicans in Annapolis continue their push to get more information about what went wrong with the state's troubled health exchange website, and to scrap the site entirely. Maryland Senate Minority Leader David Brinkley called for an independent...
  • Senate OKs budget after making trims

    Senate OKs budget after making trims
    The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.9 billion state budget that includes no new taxes while giving state workers a 2 percent cost-of-living raise. It is slightly leaner than the governor proposed. The spending plan, due for a...
  • Senate approves cut in estate taxes

    Senate approves cut in estate taxes
    Wealthy Marylanders would get a posthumous tax break under legislation passed Thursday by the General Assembly in the hope of keeping millionaires from fleeing to other states. The state Senate gave final approval to a measure long sought by...
  • Supreme Court won't hear Frederick County sheriff's immigration enforcement appeal

    Supreme Court won't hear Frederick County sheriff's immigration enforcement appeal
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review a Frederick County case in which a woman challenged local authorities' power to arrest her on an immigration violation, cementing her victory in a case that has been closely watched by both sides of the...
  • Another budget setback [Editorial]

    Another budget setback  [Editorial]
    The announcement last week by Maryland's Board of Revenue Estimates that the state will be taking in $238 million less in taxes this year and next was certainly unwelcome, and it complicates the already difficult task the General Assembly faces in...
  • Carroll delegation offers insight into 2014 legislative session

    Carroll delegation offers insight into 2014 legislative session
    Members of the Carroll County Delegation criticized the state's tax policies under Gov. Martin O'Malley Monday while promising to support any efforts to decrease taxes in the upcoming legislative session. "We are losing wealth in our state because of...
  • GOP leaders call for tax cuts, repeal of stormwater fee

    GOP leaders call for tax cuts, repeal of stormwater fee
    Maryland Republican legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to make tax reduction, including repeal of the so-called "rain tax," their top priority for the 90-day General Assembly session that begins Wednesday. After a briefing at which GOP lawmakers were told...
  • Raising minimum wage top issue as Assembly opens

    Raising minimum wage top issue as Assembly opens
    Raising the minimum wage in Maryland will be the top issue for leading Democrats when state lawmakers return to Annapolis on Wednesday to embark on their annual legislative session. Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to champion the idea in his final year in...
  • Maryland to stick with own health care site

    Maryland to stick with own health care site
    As legislators grilled Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Tuesday over the dismal debut of Maryland's health insurance exchange, the O'Malley administration stood by the website and said it will not switch to the federal version. Rejecting calls to shut...
  • With a chance to take a stand, Md. Senate GOP sits on its hands

    With a chance to take a stand, Md. Senate GOP sits on its hands
    I wrote a couple of weeks ago questioning whether the Republicans in the Maryland State Senate would provide spirited opposition to Senate President Mike Miller's agenda. The first test, the vote for Senate president, showed little organized opposition to...
  • Republican response to O'Malley's State of the State address

    Response of Senator David Brinkley, Senate Minority Leader To the State of the State Address ¬†On the State of the State Address Governor O’Malley just delivered his final State of the State Address. As you heard, he’s very proud of his...