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November 21, 2006
Fresh from a session in which the the West Virginia Legislature not only paid down the state debt, but cut taxes, too, Gov. Joe Manchin has reasons to look forward to the regular session in 2007. But a report from the Charleston bureau of The Associated Press suggests that the governor needs to take care that his triumphs don't go to his head and that he pays close attention to the state's finances. Republicans griped that for all of Manchin's talk about bipartisanship, he failed to give them credit for helping to pass his bills.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | April 3, 2009
ANNAPOLIS -- Del. Andrew A. Serafini warned fellow lawmakers Friday about the dangers of borrowing money to pay for the state's capital budget. Serafini, R-Washington, said $1.1 billion of the $1.7 billion state capital budget approved Friday by the House of Delegates is paid for with borrowed money, which will result in even larger sums of debt over the long term from interest payments. Maryland currently has about $5.4 billion in state debt, which results in $692 million annually in principal and interest.
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by DAVE McMILLION | November 6, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Del. Dale Manuel sailed to victory over Republican Fred Blackmer in Tuesday's election, according to complete, but unofficial returns. With all 29 precincts reporting, Manuel, D-Jefferson, received 2,333 votes compared to Blackmer's 1,638 votes, according to unofficial returns. Manuel maintained his 58th District House seat despite statements from Blackmer that the state has failed to address issues such as regulation of all-terrain vehicles, state debt, reliance on gambling for state revenues and huge deficits in the Public Employees Insurance Agency.
NEWS
March 20, 2005
Editor's note: This is a list of proposed bills and resolutions of local interest in the Maryland General Assembly. For more information, go to the legislature's Web site at mlis.state.md.us . Washington County Delegation bills HB 905 - Makes a violation of the Washington County animal control ordinance a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of up to 30 days or a fine of $1,000 or both. Heard March 17 in the House Environmental Matters Committee. HB 906 - Authorizes the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County to adopt regulations to register alarm system contractors and alarm users.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | April 3, 2009
ANNAPOLIS -- Del. Andrew A. Serafini warned fellow lawmakers Friday about the dangers of borrowing money to pay for the state's capital budget. Serafini, R-Washington, said $1.1 billion of the $1.7 billion state capital budget approved Friday by the House of Delegates is paid for with borrowed money, which will result in even larger sums of debt over the long term from interest payments. Maryland currently has about $5.4 billion in state debt, which results in $692 million annually in principal and interest.
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NEWS
November 21, 2006
Fresh from a session in which the the West Virginia Legislature not only paid down the state debt, but cut taxes, too, Gov. Joe Manchin has reasons to look forward to the regular session in 2007. But a report from the Charleston bureau of The Associated Press suggests that the governor needs to take care that his triumphs don't go to his head and that he pays close attention to the state's finances. Republicans griped that for all of Manchin's talk about bipartisanship, he failed to give them credit for helping to pass his bills.
NEWS
April 16, 2006
Bills introduced by the Washington County Delegation HB 730 - Allows a commanding officer of a fire company in Washington County to appoint no more than 12 members of the fire company as deputy sheriffs. Failed. HB 731 - Alters the definition of "new permanent full-time position" for purposes of property tax and state tax credits granted to business entities that construct or expand business premises to include, for Washington County, contract positions lasting at least 12 months.
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