| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:52 PM
Maryland finished the most recent budget year with nearly $1 billion in unspent funds, a surplus that was more than 50 percent higher than expected, mostly due to stronger-than-anticipated income tax receipts, officials said Thursday.
| Sep 2, 2011
| 1:46 PM
"Read my lips: No new taxes," George H. W. Bush famously said on the occasion of receiving the Republican nomination for president in 1988. It was a six-word pledge that rallied the party and excited the electorate, and the party has been trying to...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 11:57 AM
If you make money with money, the Great Recession and its record-breaking rate of unemployment doesn't feel so bad. Most of your assets are tied up in the stock market. After the 2007 crash, you felt some pain, but securities rebounded. Since your...
| Oct 2, 2011
Connecticut has had zero net job creation since 1988. We have our jobs strategy exactly backward. Jobs are created by small business and shed by large business, yet Connecticut subsidizes big business and penalizes small business.
| Oct 24, 2011
| 1:03 PM
Republican White House contender Herman Cain, his candidacy under increased scrutiny and heightened criticism as he has moved to the top of some national polls, said today his willingness to admit mistakes is a presidential quality.
“The thing that...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The so-called "flat tax" is all the rage among Republican presidential hopefuls. Herman Cain was the first. Now, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich have come up with their own flat-tax proposals.
The flat tax is a fraud. It raises taxes on the poor and...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:39 PM
For the first time since a recession gripped the country in 2008, Maryland is approaching a General Assembly session with good fiscal news: Neither tax increases nor drastic budget cuts are likely to be needed to balance the budget.
The improved forecast...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Regardless of whether the president and Congress strike a deal or take the nation headfirst over the "fiscal cliff," federal taxes for some Marylanders will increase next year — and under some scenarios the pain could be worse than in other states....
| Aug 12, 2012
WASHINGTON — Here's some encouraging news for financially stressed homeowners across the country: The Senate Finance Committee has approved a bipartisan bill that would extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act through 2013.
Why is this...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:21 AM
You stumble upon some extra money lying around the house — some spare change behind the sofa cushions or the equivalent. You might be pleased with your unexpected good (albeit only modestly so) fortune, but you probably wouldn't be looking to...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Taxes. Now there's a word that's sure to get the blood flowing.
Although perennially a subject for discussion, it seems that it's become more a part of our national and state and even local discourse over the past few months.
So, always interested in...