Tag: “piggyback tax”

General Assembly environmental scores slip in 2013

Ratings on environmental policy for Maryland legislators slipped last year, despite passage of a major offshore wind energy bill championed by Gov. Martin O’Malley.

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters released its 2013 scorecard Monday, giving lawmakers an average score of 64% in the House of Delegates and 55% in the Senate. Those scores are down slightly from last year’s 69% in the House and 63% in the Senate.

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Business group leaders say Maryland needs to be more competitive on taxes

With a report Monday by CEO magazine ranking Maryland among the 10 worst states to do business, the Greater Baltimore Committee said it’s going to renew its push to improve the state’s competitiveness. “I’m always struggling with why we think we’re so good and others think we’re not,” said Brian Rogers, chairman of the T. Rowe Price Group who chairs the Greater Baltimore Committee’s board.

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How much of your income tax goes to the county?

State taxpayers might get a chance to see on their paystubs just how much of their income tax dollars are going to their local government.

A bill, heard Tuesday in the House Ways and Means Committee, would distinguish local tax withholding from the state’s on employees’ pay statements.

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