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Latest O'Malley Administration Items
Losing 6,500 businesses, 40,000 jobs and 31,000 taxpayers is not "making headway" ("Maryland making jobs headway," Letters, Thursday). On the contrary, the state's economic dashboard is blinking red.
Maryland real estate agents are protesting Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to cap tax deductions on mortgage interest payments, saying such a move would shortchange homeowners and discourage potential buyers.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley proposed Tuesday that the state spend $372 million on new school construction next fiscal year, unveiling a key initiative in his push to increase capital spending during the 2012 General Assembly.
McDonnell-backed pension-reform plan wouldn't save money; Senate hears rural gripes on PlanMaryland; Maryland sees increase in youth cigar smoking; Week of wrangling in store for D.C. ethics bill; Crucifix-Santa disassembler speaks; India trip garners Md. $60 million in investment; One City-One Hire moves to Phase 2; Gray preps environmental package; Schaefer's trains find a home; Bolling-Cuccinelli: Burgers vs. paintball
Despite protestations to the contrary from Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration, it has been clear for the past few years that the governor's programs, policies and proposed legislation constitute an assault on rural economies and property rights.
Proposal offers D.C. budget autonomy; O'Malley backing gas-tax hike among several tough sells; Virginia has flawed methods for evaluating sex offenders; Montgomery County's top attorney: Loitering bill likely unconstitutional; Fairfax County schools voting on indoor cameras; O'Malley administration to outline historic India trip; Gang memberships soars in Prince George's County; Univ. of Maryland could cut eight varsity programs; Two Republicans running for D.C. at-large seat; Columbia allowing female-only swimming.
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. is asking the O'Malley administration to delay implementing its statewide initiative on land development until the start of the 2012 General Assembly so his chamber can review the plan.
Rural lawmakers and county officials are railing against a statewide-planning initiative by the O'Malley administration, saying the plan over-regulates and kills jobs in their communities.
The General Assembly is in the stretch run of its legislative session and will consider several key bills Thursday, as just five days remain before the session ends.