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  • Revenue shortfall looms for Maryland

    Revenue shortfall looms for Maryland
    Maryland faces a revenue shortfall of $238 million over the next 15 months, state officials warned Thursday, necessitating tough choices in balancing the state’s budget in the final weeks of the General Assembly. The Board of Revenue Estimates...
  • Open Space falls short [Editorial]

    Open Space falls short  [Editorial]
    When it comes to preserving land and creating public parks, few government programs have succeeded like Maryland's Program Open Space. It has been one of the state's most effective weapons in the cause of protecting the environment and off-setting the...
  • Charter change proposal is a political mondegreen

    Charter change proposal is a political mondegreen
    I had a lot of fun a few years ago writing about mondegreens, which are instances of misheard lyrics or other statements. Readers kept sending them to me for months, and they resulted in several columns. One of the most famous mondegreens got repeated...
  • Another budget setback [Editorial]

    Another budget setback  [Editorial]
    The announcement last week by Maryland's Board of Revenue Estimates that the state will be taking in $238 million less in taxes this year and next was certainly unwelcome, and it complicates the already difficult task the General Assembly faces in...
  • Commissioner relishes battle to revive besieged IRS

    In today's bitterly polarized environment, the Internal Revenue Service has become even more of a whipping boy for politicians as it struggles with deep budget cuts and accusations of incompetence and, some say, illegal actions. That makes the tax-...
  • Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader

    Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
  • Layoffs, furloughs proposed in Annapolis budget

    Layoffs, furloughs proposed in Annapolis budget
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides proposed a budget Monday night that lays off 13 employees, keeps 20 positions vacant and requires worker furloughs. Pantelides proposed his budget before a full house at Annapolis City Hall during Monday's regular city...
  • Senators seek to stall pollution regulations

    Senators seek to stall pollution regulations
    Key senators have put language in the state budget bill that would stall Maryland's efforts to limit one of the Chesapeake Bay's main pollutants, phosphorus. The amendment by the Budget & Taxation Committee would prohibit the state from issuing new...
  • Time for a change in Maryland [Letter]

    Time for a change in Maryland [Letter]
    Maryland is now dealing with a situation where they need to find additional cuts because state revenues are projected to come in $238 million lower than forecast ("Another budget setback," March 11). Economists at the Board of Revenue Estimates can...
  • Number of Illinois school districts in financial distress doubles

    Number of Illinois school districts in financial distress doubles
    A disturbing number of Illinois school districts are in poor to dire financial shape, with 121 getting low or dismal ratings in the state’s annual financial report card for schools. That’s more than double the number of districts in the...
  • Senate OKs budget after making trims

    Senate OKs budget after making trims
    The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.9 billion state budget that includes no new taxes while giving state workers a 2 percent cost-of-living raise. It is slightly leaner than the governor proposed. The spending plan, due for a...