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Major change in pension funding proposed

 By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com The legislature’s staff is recommending that lawmakers make another major change in pension funding, eliminating extra payments into Maryland’s underfunded pension system and returning to full actuarial funding. The proposal would save $70 million in next […]

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Major change in pension funding proposed

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 By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com The legislature’s staff is recommending that lawmakers make another major change in pension funding, eliminating extra payments into Maryland’s underfunded pension system and returning to full actuarial funding. The proposal would save $70 million in next […]

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Health advocates want state to stop taxing bottled water

Photo of bottled water by caterina clemente with Flickr Creative Commons License By Rebecca Lessner For MarylandReporter.com Health advocates moved to make water the “default drink of Maryland” by submitting a bill

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Maryland law on police seizure of property in drug trade could be restricted

Photo above: By Ruin Raider with Flickr Creative Commons License. By Rebecca Lessner For MarylandReporter.com The chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee is sponsoring a bill that will prevent police officers

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Local petition drives get more protection under proposed bill

Photo by Hammer51012 with  Flickr Creative Commons License By Rebecca Lessner For MarylandReporter.com Howard County citizens are seeking to reform Maryland petition law, after frustration when their time and energy spent collecting

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Maryland keeps AAA bond rating

As expected, Maryland has retained its triple-A bond rating from all three New York rating houses for its bond sale March 2. But all three continue to express concern about

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Travel websites challenge bills trying to get more tax from them

Photo above by kevin dooley with Flickr Creative Commons License By Rebecca Lessner For MarylandReporter.com Online travel sites are challenging legislation that claims their companies, such as Expedia and Orbitz, “buy and

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Hogan and legislators can agree on growing Md. jobs

Prior to his State of the State address, Gov. Larry Hogan, middle, shakes hands with Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch looks on. By Barry Rascovar For MarylandReporter.com If

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Hogan’s Week 3 ends on upbeat note

Caricature by DonkeyHotey for MarylandReporter.com By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com The third full week of the Hogan administration ended on an upbeat note for the new governor. The Maryland Senate unanimously approved 12 cabinet

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Maryland Bill would eliminate charges for electricity customers who reject ‘smart meters’

By Rebecca Lessner For MarylandReporter.com Extra fees for electricity customers who refuse to accept “smart meters” because they are wary of the new technology would be eliminated by a bill heard

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Response: State pension system says reforms put Md. on trajectory to full funding

By R. Dean Kenderdine Executive Director, State Retirement Agency While we can certainly agree with Mr. Hayward’s opening statement that the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System “suffers from chronic underfunding,”

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