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Gov. Martin O'Malley surprised Maryland lawmakers Wednesday by suggesting an increase in the state sales tax, jump-starting the 2012 General Assembly on what was expected to be a largely ceremonial first day.
The 2012 General Assembly session could be Maryland's most hectic in years and the busiest yet for Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is expected to push for same-sex marriage, environmental legislation and a higher gas tax.
As a challenging legislative session looms in Maryland, Democratic and Republican leaders appealed to local officials Friday to be part of the process, while comments from leaders in the two parties suggest there will be plenty of fighting in Annapolis in a year when tax increases will be debated.
An influential committee of state lawmakers was scheduled to meet Thursday night to finalize a series of recommendations for next year's spending plan.
Maryland legislators could ramp up spending next year on schools, roads and infrastructure to create jobs and drive down future spending, state officials said Thursday.
What do you get when you mix an incumbent D.C. Council member, the 26-year-old son of a former city lawmaker and an anti-gang activist who suddenly switches to the party of Ronald Reagan?
The Maryland House of Delegates on Wednesday approved a new congressional map expected to give Democrats a better shot at winning one of state Republicans' two congressional seats, clearing a final hurdle for Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley's stamp of approval.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will likely make changes to a proposed congressional redistricting map before submitting it to the General Assembly on Monday, following criticism from minority leaders and members of his own Democratic Party.
Members of Maryland's tea party movement are opposing a recommended congressional redistricting map that they say could further shift political power to the state's Democratic majority.