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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A coalition of Maryland labor unions, nonprofit groups and progressive activists say businesses aren't paying their share of state taxes. Matthew Weinstein of activist group Progressive Maryland delivered a lobster on a silver platter to the state Chamber of Commerce headquarters today to symbolize the ``free lunch'' they say out-of-state corporations are getting from the state.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) With tax day as a backdrop, former Gov. Robert Ehrlich is urging small business owners to get more organized to voice their frustration about Maryland taxes. Ehrlich is running to get his old job back from Gov. Martin O'Malley.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A Republican state senator hoping to unseat Democratic Maryland Congressman Frank Kratovil says he has raised roughly $324,000 in the first quarter of 2010. Sen. Andy Harris said yesterday that he'd raised close to $1.1 million for the upcoming election cycle.

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