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U.S. House Committee on Appropriations

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  • O'Malley's plan would raise taxes for 35 percent of Howard taxpayers

    Slightly more than one-third of Howard County residents would see an increase in their income tax contributions under Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to cap deductions and phase out exemptions for high-income earners. O'Malley's proposal would hit wealthy...
  • O'Malley's plan to shift teachers' pensions angers Howard County leaders

    Howard County elected officials this week denounced Gov.Martin O'Malley's proposal to shift more of the responsibility for teachers' retirement costs to local jurisdictions. "This is really a crippling blow to our local budget," said County Executive Ken...
  • Laurel-area elected officials oppose O'Malley's plan to shift teacher pension costs to counties

    Laurel-area elected officials last week denounced Gov.Martin O'Malley's proposal to shift more of the responsibility for teachers' retirement costs to local jurisdictions. "I believe this shift will have a dramatic impact on our budget in 2013 and into...
  • O'Malley makes his case for 'investments' in Maryland

    O'Malley makes his case for 'investments' in Maryland
    Gov. Martin O'Malley used his State of the State address Wednesday to make his case for his most ambitious legislative agenda since taking office. Now comes the hard job of selling it. In an upbeat, 33-minute speech to both chambers of the General...
  • State budget woes remain top priority as session nears

    A new year brings a new General Assembly session, and as Howard's state legislators prepare for the 90-day session that starts Jan. 11, their primary focus remains on reducing the state's projected $1 billion deficit. "Fundamentally, the budget is the...
  • O'Malley won't run for governor

    O'Malley won't run for governor
    Saying his work in Baltimore is incomplete, Mayor Martin O'Malley announced yesterday that he will not be a candidate for governor this year - clearing the way for Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend to run unopposed for the Democratic nomination. "There...
  • Kids relish the healthy 'state dinner' with first couple

    WASHINGTON The White House band played gentle cocktail music as the guests arrived. The East Room's crystal chandeliers glittered over the neat table settings surrounded by the room's signature gold curtains. The White House kitchen staff appeared poised...
  • Money rolls in, way before the vote

    Money rolls in, way before the vote
    Even with nearly a year and a half to go before Virginia legislators go to the voters again, the money machine is cranking. Despite the law's demand to cool it and take no donations during a legislative session that accounted for a third of the latest...
  • Schiff: House Appropriations Committee OKs earthquake early-warning system

    The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted on Tuesday to include $5 million in the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 for an earthquake early-warning system. It’s the first time Congress has ever provided...
  • Corbett draws links between pensions and school tax hikes

    HARRISBURG — As Gov. Tom Corbett reasserts his case for changing the retirement benefits for future state and school workers, he has emphasized a connection more tangible to voters than that of state budget pressures: increases in local property...
  • Marijuana ads signal new strategy in push to legalize

    WASHINGTON In the topsy-turvy world of marijuana politics, conservative Republican Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington state is the unlikely hero of the moment, lauded for trying to protect medical pot users from federal arrest. In Florida, liberal...
  • 818 Roundup: Male suspects dressed as women allegedly steal baby formula; Burbank midyear crime stats show property crime up, violent crime down

    818 Roundup: Male suspects dressed as women allegedly steal baby formula; Burbank midyear crime stats show property crime up, violent crime down
    Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, July 16. Weather for today is expected to reach a high of 80 degrees and a low of 65, with patchy fog forecasted throughout the day. Your top regional news: - The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted...