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Coverage of the national budget and your taxes.

President Joe Biden speaks at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Greensboro, N.C., on April 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Biden uses Tax Day to draw contrasts with GOP

- The Washington Times

President Biden used Monday’s tax-filing deadline to promote his social welfare agenda while lobbing attacks at Senate Republicans, saying his tax plan would look out for the middle class while Senate Republicans promote a plan that would impose income taxes on those who currently pay none.

Gov. Larry Hogan (center) stands with Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones during a news conference on Friday, March 18, 2022, in Annapolis, Md., where a 30-day gas tax suspension was announced. On Monday, March 28, 2022, they announced a $1.86 billion tax-relief agreement over five years for Maryland retirees, small businesses and low-income families. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Hogan, lawmakers, announce agreement on $1.86B in tax relief

- Associated Press

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and leaders in the legislature have reached a $1.86 billion agreement for tax relief over five years for retirees, small businesses and low-income families, officials announced Monday.

Snow partially obscures the price of gasoline at a gas station, Saturday, March 12, 2022, in Lutherville-Timonium, Md. Much of the northeast is experiencing a late winter storm dropping snow and high winds. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Gas tax suspension for 30 days advancing in Maryland

- Associated Press

Maryland lawmakers unanimously approved legislation Thursday to suspend the state’s gas tax for 30 days, with a final vote expected soon to send the measure to Gov. Larry Hogan who supports it.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., arrives for a weekly policy luncheon, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Top lawmakers reach deal on Ukraine aid, $1.5T spending

- Associated Press

Congressional leaders reached a bipartisan deal early Wednesday providing $13.6 billion to help Ukraine and European allies plus billions more to battle the pandemic as part of an overdue $1.5 trillion measure financing federal agencies for the rest of this year.