Tag: Herb McMillan
Rascovar column: GOP has a Peroutka problem
By Maryland Reporter | August 17, 2014 | News | 9 |
House approves gas tax hike of 10 cents per gallon...
By Len Lazarick | March 22, 2013 | News, Taxes | 7 |
Anne Arundel County Voters’ Guide: Candidates for executive, council, legislature
by Regina Holmes | June 19, 2022 | Election | 0 |
This is an updated list of candidates for local and state offices in Anne Arundel County as of...Read More
Rascovar column: GOP has a Peroutka problem
by Maryland Reporter | August 17, 2014 | News | 9 |
Just what the Maryland Republican Party didn’t need — a theocratic, paleo-conservative candidate who has renounced the General Assembly as ungodly and is deeply involved in a group advocating a white, Christian nation of the South.
Worst of all for the Maryland GOP, this 61-year-old, Bible-spouting secessionist with a bizarre view of government is the favorite to win the November election in Anne Arundel County’s Broadneck Peninsula-Severna Park-Arnold councilmanic district.Read More
House votes to cut taxes on the wealthiest dead
by Len Lazarick | March 9, 2014 | General Assembly, News, Taxes | 2 |
The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a tax cut in Friday’s session that would benefit Maryland’s millionaires after they die.
In a 120-13 vote, the House voted to exempt more assets from the estate tax, which taxes a property of a deceased individual if it’s valued at $1 million.Read More
House approves gas tax hike of 10 cents per gallon or more
by Len Lazarick | March 22, 2013 | News, Taxes | 7 |
The intensely debated gas tax hike electrified the house floor on Friday moving many delegates to speak who “hadn’t planned on standing up.” The two hour debate, culminated in a hotly disputed vote, ultimately passing 76 votes to 63.
HB 1515 raises Maryland’s gas tax by at least 10 cents per gallon or more over the next two years, indexing it to inflation, with aims to fund mass transit projects and highway improvements.Read More
Gas tax hike on fast track as House gives preliminary OK
by Len Lazarick | March 21, 2013 | News, Taxes | 6 |
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed gasoline tax hike that was late arriving for this year’s General Assembly session is now clearly on a fast track for passage. The House of Delegates gave it preliminary approval Wednesday night — just five days after its first hearing. The Democrat-dominated House easily beat back Republican attempts to modify the bill, HB1515, indicating more than enough Democrats are on board to pass it as early as Thursday.Read More
Democratic committee chair surprised when Republicans oppose pro-business bill
by Len Lazarick | March 14, 2013 | News | 0 |
A Democratic committee chairman in House debate Thursday said that he felt like he was in the “twilight zone” because he was arguing on behalf of business, and his Republican opponent was voicing concern for state consumers.
Del. Dereck Davis, D-Prince George’s County, was stunned by the resistance he faced from Anne Arundel County Republican Herbert McMillan during the debate over a bill which halves the number of free 411 calls that Verizon’s customers can make from their residential land-line phones.Read More
House passes septic bill, rural lawmakers make last stand
by Len Lazarick | April 6, 2012 | General Assembly, News | 7 |
Floor debate in the House over the administration’s signature land preservation bill invoked common themes from Republicans about growing state control over rural and agricultural land, but the bill passed with a vote of 93-45.Read More
House votes to increase public school dropout age to 17
by Len Lazarick | April 5, 2012 | Education, News | 6 |
The House of Delegates voted to increase the mandatory age Maryland children are required to attend public school to 17 years old after a lengthy debate on Thursday.Read More
House of Delegates gives Maryland judges raises up to $14,500
by Len Lazarick | March 13, 2012 | Governor, News | 0 |
The House of Delegates passed pay increases of up to $14,500 for Maryland judges Tuesday in an 84-47 vote. The delegates were convinced they were out of time to get the Senate to agree to a smaller increase of $4,800, before an automatic $29,000 raise took effect on Thursday.Read More
House gives tentative OK to $34 billion budget, rejecting GOP cuts
by Len Lazarick | March 24, 2011 | Governor, News | 1 |
The full House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Wednesday night to an overall state budget of $34 billion for fiscal 2012, 2.8% higher than this year. After nearly 4½ hours of debate, the budget as passed by the House Appropriations Committee emerged unscathed. The House rejected a series of 14 amendments to cut the budget with various components of the Republican budget proposal or to add pieces of failed bills.Read More
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