| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:14 PM
A state lawmaker who helps set tax policy is calling for an overhaul of Maryland's property tax cap law, after a Baltimore Sun investigation documented how the costly program has resulted in homeowners across Baltimore paying vastly different amounts...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 2:14 PM
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama talked about Americans paying their fair share in taxes. For most of my life, I thought that I had a reasonably good idea about what "fair" means — except for that period when my children...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley used his State of the State address Wednesday to make his case for his most ambitious legislative agenda since taking office.
Now comes the hard job of selling it.
In an upbeat, 33-minute speech to both chambers of the General...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 5:22 PM
House Speaker Chris Donovan has proposed raising the minimum wage in Connecticut from $8.25 an hour to $9 on July 1 and to $9.75 the following July — and in the future having it rise with inflation.
Currently, only Washington has a minimum wage...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today gave an impassioned defense of the city’s effort to intercept millions in state income tax refunds from people across Illinois who owe City Hall money.
The speech came after the City Council approved the plan 41-8.
| Feb 23, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was indicted Thursday on charges he failed to pay taxes on tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds that he used to pay off personal expenses.
But the storied, tough-talking 77-year-old Democrat denied the...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Gov.Martin O'Malley's effort to cut back on tax loopholes is a necessary step to reduce the state's income tax, and eliminating the mortgage interest income tax deduction is a good place to start ("Realtors to rally against proposed change affecting Md....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 3:17 PM
Senators from Baltimore and the state's largest counties reacted with dismay Tuesday as the General Assembly's chief policy analyst laid out the details of what has been dubbed "the doomsday budget."
Warren Deschenaux walked the Senate Budget and...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:56 PM
Boosters of Allentown's proposed hockey arena complex have boasted how the state will foot the bill by coughing up a portion of locally generated state taxes.
What they haven't been making noise about is this: The city and school district will help pay...
| Jul 15, 2011
While the political adage holds that to the winner go the spoils, under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, even some losers have done very well.
Take Dan Seals. He failed three times to win a North Shore congressional seat, and his tax returns showed he mostly...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:20 PM
The next several years will see a flood tide of a new kind of retiree — the rollover retiree. Millions of baby boomers will be transitioning into retirement without the comfort of the old-fashioned monthly pension check, but rather with a lump sum...