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Obama is right: Paul Ryan’s budget is a ‘stinkburger’

Paul Ryan’s yearly Misanthropic Paroxysm, otherwise known as the Ryan Budget Proposal, would be laughable for its sophistry if it didn’t simply stink of Dickensian mean-spiritedness. To back up his budget proposal with scholarly data, Rep. Ryan spearheaded the publication […]

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Obama is right: Paul Ryan’s budget is a ‘stinkburger’

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Paul Ryan’s yearly Misanthropic Paroxysm, otherwise known as the Ryan Budget Proposal, would be laughable for its sophistry if it didn’t simply stink of Dickensian mean-spiritedness. To back up his budget proposal with scholarly data, Rep. Ryan spearheaded the publication […]

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Conservation groups, counties fighting proposed cap on open space funding

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Partners for Open Space prepared this infographic to oppose the diversion of open space funds. Environmental and land conservation advocates, along with county officials across the state, are

Senate rejects GOP cuts to $39 billion budget; Miller gripes about environmental ‘whackos’

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Budget Chairman Ed Kasemeyer at podium presents budget to the Senate. With minimal debate, the Maryland Senate rejected a half dozen Republican attempts to further trim Gov. Martin

Extra pension payments cut by Senate committee to balance budget

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Senate Budget and Taxation Committee (MarylandReporter.com file photo) The Senate Budget Committee voted Friday to take $500 million over the next five years from extra payments into the

$300 million pension payment on chopping block to balance Md. budget

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Much or all of an annual $300 million extra payment into Maryland’s pension system is on the chopping block as Senate budgeters seek to balance Gov. Martin

Legislators try to tackle college affordability

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf Jeremy@MarylandReporter.com University of Maryland Circle (Photo by Carmichaellibrary) Grappling with the issue of affordability in higher education, lawmakers are taking suggestions and drafting legislation to ease the financial burden

Legislative staff recommends cutting raises, benefits of state employees just ratified in contract

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com State employees last Wednesday ratified a new one-year contract that provided 2% raises, regular step increases, health premium holidays and other financial benefits they had been denied

Bill would provide more information on Md. government contracts

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf Jeremy@MarylandReporter.com Sen. Richard Madaleno Greater transparency in Maryland government contracting is the goal of legislation that would provide more information about each contract on a state website. The Senate Budget

Barry Rascovar: O’Malley’s latest pension grab

By Barry Rascovar For MarylandReporter.com Md. Treasurer Nancy Kopp at her 2011 swearing in with Gov. Martin O’Malley. (Photo by Jay Baker, Executive Office of the Governor) It takes quite a bit

State treasurer Kopp opposes O’Malley’s $100M cut in Md. pension contribution

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Md. Treasurer Nancy Kopp at her 2011 swearing in with Gov. Martin O’Malley. (Photo by Jay Baker, Executive Office of the Governor) State Treasurer Nancy Kopp told lawmakers

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