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Michael Dresser

Michael Dresser is on his second tour of duty covering Maryland politics from Annapolis. He previously served as State House correspondent from 1996 to 2004, then moved to the transportation beat for seven years. He has also covered retailing and telecommunications.
Former Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes, champion of clean government and a clean Chesapeake Bay, dies at 92

Harry Roe Hughes, the 57th governor of Maryland who was a champion of clean government and a clean Chesapeake Bay, died Wednesday, according to his family. He was 92.

Maryland comptroller promises taxpayers faster refunds, better service with new computer system

Comptroller Peter Franchot is promising Maryland taxpayers faster refunds and stronger protection against fraudulent returns after the state implements a new $160 million tax collection computer system. A contract to implement the system will go Dec. 19 to the State Board of Public Works.

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