| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Longtime comedy writer featured in documentary
Ben Starr, 92, a veteran comedy writer who was featured in the 2012 documentary "Lunch" chronicling the twice-monthly meetings of show business funnymen, died of congestive heart failure...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Happy Tax Day, when just getting the forms filled out and mailed is cause for celebration.
One person not celebrating is former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner. She was a regular green-eyeshade employee carrying out thankless tasks until,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:17 PM
With lawmakers showing little enthusiasm for an ambitious proposal by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to overhaul the byzantine U.S. tax code, Congress has to decide what to do about dozens of temporary tax breaks that...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:24 PM
When the House of Delegates meets Saturday to vote on dozens of pieces of legislation, including whether to decriminalize marijuana, one representative from Anne Arundel County won't be there. He'll be in jail.
Del. Don Dwyer Jr., spends weekends in the...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Here are some of the things expected to happen as the General Assembly goes into one of the body's busiest days of the session.
• Marijuana: The House will debate marijuana decriminalization, and it's likely that lawmakers could have...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Maryland lawmakers tentatively set aside up to $18.5 million to reimburse the film industry next year, but they created a few ways to prevent the state from being bullied by Hollywood.
The House Ways and Means Committee voted Saturday afternoon to allow...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- A House committee Wednesday took the rare step of recommending criminal prosecution of Lois Lerner over the alleged targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service, the latest bid by Republicans to keep the issue alive ahead...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:58 PM
A tentative deal was reached Thursday in Annapolis to increase tax credits for film and television productions shot in Maryland, in a bid to keep popular TV series like "House of Cards" and "Veep" from abandoning the state.
A joint conference...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Here's some good news for homeowners worried that Congress will fail again to renew popular tax benefits for use in 2014 — especially those allowing for mortgage debt forgiveness, write-offs for energy-saving improvements and...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:30 AM
A U.S. Senate investigative panel is examining Caterpillar Inc. and whether the company improperly avoided U.S. taxes by moving profits outside the country, said three people familiar with the inquiry.
The Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:26 PM
WASHINGTON – The House Republican majority shot down a Democratic effort Thursday to condemn Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House oversight committee, for the "disrespectful manner" in which he adjourned a hearing as the panel’s top...