Maryland Lawmakers Spar on Taxes, Fees, Slots

Newman, Emily
March 2003
Bond Buyer;3/28/2003, Vol. 343 Issue 31803, p4
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The Senate and the House of Delegates in Maryland disagreed over tax increases, filing fees and Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s slot-machine proposal. The Senate has disputed the House version of the fiscal 2004 budget, while the House has obstructed a Senate-approved slots bill.Aside from allocating more money to education, one major change in the Senate's version of the bill includes a cut in slot licensing fees paid by track owners, which Ehrlich had already lowered down from 120 million dollars to 350 million dollars.Meanwhile, Senate fiscal leaders dismissed the House budget proposal, drafting their own version of the state's 22.8 billion dollars fiscal 2004 budget.


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