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U.S. House Committee on Appropriations

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  • State budget has no tax increases, limited spending, leaders say

    State budget has no tax increases, limited spending, leaders say
    Gov. Martin O'Malley unveiled Wednesday a budget that is "on the verge" of closing a budget gap that once stood at $2 billion.  The governor emphasized the more than 40,000 jobs he expected his $37 billion operating and $3.7 billion capital budget to...
  • BGF gang indictment leads to state hearings

    BGF gang indictment leads to state hearings
    Allegations that a cabal of Black Guerrilla Family gang members effectively took over the Baltimore City Detention Center have prompted a rare out-of-session legislative hearing on the state's prison system. The House Judiciary Committee scheduled a May...
  • Mikulski campaign account boosted by chairmanship

    Mikulski campaign account boosted by chairmanship
    In addition to having a hand on the nation's checkbook, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is reaping a political reward from her new assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee: a significant increase in campaign cash. The Maryland Democrat, who...
  • ACLU protests state funding for private schools

    The ACLU of Maryland is calling for legislators to halt funding to religious and private schools, saying that taxpayer money should be put toward the state's funding obligation to public schools. In a release, the advocacy organization called a taxpayer...
  • In dilapidated schools, excitement at prospect of new buildings

    In dilapidated schools, excitement at prospect of new buildings
    Long-held dreams of freshly painted walls, hallways bathed in natural light and classrooms buzzing with technology could become a reality in Baltimore as schools watch with cautious optimism as a financial plan to overhaul the district's buildings moves...
  • House passes city school construction bill

    House passes city school construction bill
    The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 billion plan Friday to rebuild Baltimore's deteriorated school buildings, sending the bill to the Senate. The vote was 107 to 30, with about a dozen Republicans joining all Democrats in supporting the...
  • Maryland Senate's First Citizen awardees honored

    Maryland Senate's First Citizen awardees honored
    Three women known for strong will and public accomplishment received the Maryland Senate's First Citizen awards Wednesday, capping an annual tradition in the upper chamber. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and former U.S. Rep. Helen Delich...
  • O'Malley's $37 billion budget passes House

    O'Malley's $37 billion budget passes House
    The House of Delegates passed Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget virtually unchanged Friday, sending the $37 billion plan to the Senate. The proposal nearly closes a long-term budget gap that once stood at $2 billion, gives raises to state workers for the...
  • Havre de Grace has ambitious, $2.6 million plan to renovate old opera house

    Havre de Grace has ambitious, $2.6 million plan to renovate old opera house
    An ambitious, $2.6 million plan to renovate the Havre de Grace opera house on Union Avenue would include joining the former city hall building with the neighboring firehouse, installing a first floor theater and making the entire building accessible to...
  • Harris appointed to House Appropriations

    Harris appointed to House Appropriations
    Baltimore County Republican Rep. Andy Harris was appointed to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, giving the state another voice in how federal dollars are spent. Harris, is in his second term representing the Eastern Shore...
  • Pension double standards in Baltimore County

    Pension double standards in Baltimore County
    When the public became outraged that a member of the Baltimore County Council would retire with a $54,000-a-year pension for life, then-Councilman Kevin Kamenetz moved to enact limits council pensions — but not for him or any of his colleagues. When...
  • The GOP's spendthrift ways

    There's a tendency among some to shorthand the ongoing federal budget debate as between Republicans who want to reduce government spending and Democrats who don't. This isn't really the case, as recent actions in the House have demonstrated. On...