Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday


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House panel would raise taxes -- but less than Senate: The House plan, backed by Speaker Michael E. Busch, would spare taxpayers who make less than $100,000 from any increase. The Senate plan passed last week would raise about $473 million by increasing income taxes on all but the lowest-income Marylanders.

Arundel council picks Smith, breaking deadlock in 108th voting round: Anne Arundel County Council members on Monday night appointed Marine Reservist Peter I. Smith to a vacant seat on the council, ending a weeks-long impasse that drew fierce criticism from residents.

Managing news editor Sunni Khalid out at WYPR-FM: Sunni Khalid, managing news editor at WYPR-FM, has been dropped by the public radio station after more than nine years on the job there. Khalid declined comment Monday.

Mincy helps Terps women defeat Louisville, reach Sweet 16: The sophomore scored 24 points and blocked Louisville guard Becky Burke's potential game-tying 3-pointer on the Cardinals' final possession to help the Terps hold on for a 72-68 second-round win.


Small Carroll County town wants a recall option: While the town council in New Windsor is up for election next year, angry residents aren't waiting to express their displeasure. They're pushing a measure to allow the recall of local officials.

Mayor, council president spar on water bills: Baltimore's top elected officials are battling over whether the city should seize homes because of unpaid water bills after a recent audit found widespread billing errors.

Farm pollution lawsuit spurs public relations battle: What began as a grass-roots effort by some Eastern Shore farmers to help one of their own has morphed over the past year into a sophisticated fundraising and public-relations campaign that portrays the lawsuit as a David-vs.-Goliath struggle.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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