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Sun StaffTop Democratic lawmakers blasted Maryland's insurance regulator yesterday for allowing HMOs to pass a 2 percent tax increase on to consumers without a close examination of industry finances, and a leading delegate called for a boycott of higher...
Tags: Laws, Politics, Insurance, Thomas M Middleton, Finance
Sun StaffGov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said he will propose legislation as early as today to create a Baltimore school authority that could have broad powers to dissolve union contracts and cut employee pay before the end of the school year. "Now is the time for...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Laws, Politics, Education, State Budgets
Sun StaffTHE STRENGTH and effectiveness of the Republican caucus in the House of Delegates -- which enters the session under new leadership -- was a hot debate topic last week. House Speaker Michael E. Busch, the chamber's Democratic leader, is unimpressed with...
Tags: Laws, Politics, Religion and Belief, Fraud, Republican Party
Sun StaffIN THE Maryland General Assembly, the concept of local courtesy - deferring to lawmakers from one county when an issue affects that area alone - is one of the most respected doctrines. Gambling and slot machines are among the most divisive issues. Mix...
Sun StaffREPUBLICAN efforts to force lawmakers to vote on the day's hot-button social issues are running afoul of what Democratic leaders describe as the unwritten rules of the General Assembly. Twice last week, GOP delegates offered amendments to seemingly...
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