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Md. CEOs want to see state tax reform, spending efficiency

September 4th, 2013 | by Len Lazarick

The CEOs of Maryland's major businesses have found the "elephant in the room" that stands in the way of economic growth here: the state's non-competitive tax structure, according to a new report from the Greater Baltimore Committee.

Eberly Commentary: Will dynamic Lollar overshadow Craig and George?

September 4th, 2013 | by Len Lazarick

Businessman and Tea Party favorite Charles Lollar has officially launched his bid for the Maryland Republican gubernatorial nomination. In announcing his bid, Lollar described himself as a fiscal conservative and social libertarian, insisting he was running for governor and not priest. He promised to reach out to Democrats as well as Republicans - a necessity and not a choice in Maryland.

O’Donnell Commentary: Nowhere near the end for Maryland GOP

September 3rd, 2013 | by Len Lazarick

Former House of Delegates Minority Leader Tony O'Donnell responds to Barry Rascovar's column on the demise of the MdGOP. Despite recent embarrassing events, Rascovar got it wrong, O'Donnell insists, citing the increasing election of Republicans throughout Maryland.

Labor Day politics: Bongino keeps punching, writes book on Obama ‘bubble'; Sarbanes ‘sympathetic with president’ on Syria move

September 2nd, 2013 | by Len Lazarick

Dan Bongino, last year's Republican U.S. Senate nominee, held a major fundraiser in Frederick County Friday night in what he concedes is "going to be a tough election" to unseat freshman Democratic Congressman John Delaney in the 6th District. But he made no mention of a book he wrote due out in November, which details why he chose to leave the Secret Service and run for office

Rascovar Commentary: Chicken manure lawsuit a teachable moment for UMd law school

September 2nd, 2013 | by Len Lazarick

The lawsuit over the Hudson farm on the Eastern Shore may be over, but its effects are not. The federal judge took a motion for attorney fees as another opportunity to lambast the poor preparation of the case that included work by the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic and the insincere attempts to settle it. And Perdue and the Hudson may be asking the state to reimburse some of its legal costs.

Driving down in Md. and across nation; group asks for more transit spending

August 30th, 2013 | by Len Lazarick

Marylanders drove their vehicles 4% fewer miles from 2005 to 2011, mirroring a general driving decline across the country, according to a report released Thursday by the Maryland PIRG Foundation. From the data, PIRG drew the conclusion that less money should be spent on roads and more on mass transit

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