| Jan 18, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday defended his proposal to ask 20 percent of Marylanders to pay more income taxes, calling his budget plan "a balanced approach" that preserves funding for priorities such as education.
At a budget briefing, the governor...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley today submitted what is likely to be among the most controversial budget proposals in his two terms in office. Faced with a $1 billion gap between projected spending and revenues, and committed to a goal of finding real solutions to...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:05 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed budget was assailed on many fronts Wednesday as county executives, education advocates, Maryland hospitals and Republican leaders began making their case against the $36 billion spending plan.
Some said cuts in payments to...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:54 AM
Nobody asked me but . . .
This news, via MarylandReporter.com, might come as a shock to members of the General Assembly who believe the O'Malley administration is waging a "war on rural Maryland": A poll by OpinionWorks finds that 62 percent of...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:01 PM
With the largest tax increase in Connecticut history kicking in, the state is projected to generate a surplus of more than $100 million in the current fiscal year - finally pushing the state into the black.
While the number might seem surprising after...
| 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....