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Topic - Robert L. Ehrlich
The Maryland Board of Public Works voted Wednesday to keep the state property-tax rate at its current level, but one member warned that increases could come soon if the state doesn't tighten its belt.
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Maryland Democrats looking to extend their dominance in state politics during this year's congressional redistricting appear to have settled on a primary target — forcing out 10-term Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett from his Western Maryland seat.
Dozens of current and former state officials gathered Monday at the state capital to pay tribute to William Donald Schaefer, the former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor who died April 18 at age 89.
Government on all levels needs revenue that comes from taxes. The more activity in a state, the more taxes that can be collected. Hence, the federal government should support business activity. This seems obvious enough, but when we look at the business climate in Maryland, the picture is alarming.
"He was a dominant figure in 20th century Maryland politics, and we're never going to see his like again," said former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, a Republican who served from 2003 to 2007. "He cared about making life better for the people of Maryland."
Despite such incidents, Mr. Ehrlich said Mr. Schaefer will be best remembered for his honesty and dedication to the public.