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Maryland Senate Advances $39 Billion Budget

The Maryland Senate advanced the state’s $39 billion budget on Wednesday, finding a quick solution to fill a drop in projected revenues by using money in a long-term plan to strengthen the state’s pension system.


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House Approves Military Pension Bill

The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to restore full cost of living increases to pension benefits for younger military retirees, responding eagerly to election-year pressure from veterans groups.


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O’Malley Releases $39 Billion Budget to Reduce Shortfall

Martin O’Malley proposed a $39 billion budget for Maryland on Wednesday that closes a shortfall.


Pope Benedict XVI leads the Ash Wednesday service at the St. Peter's Basilica on Feb. 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict to Receive $3,500 Per Month Pension

Pope Benedict XVI won’t have to worry about finding another job.