| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:12 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. – President Obama visited a revived train station in the Midwest on Wednesday to extol the benefits of federal spending on light rail, roads and bridges, as he offered cautious praise for a Republican tax reform effort that could...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:59 PM
WASHINGTON — A top House Republican unveiled an ambitious plan to overhaul the tax code Wednesday, taking aim at long-protected loopholes for mortgage interest deductions, corporate jets and Wall Street pay.
The plan would also lower top rates...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:45 PM
It turns out that Democrats may not be the biggest stumbling block facing Rep. Dave Camp's ambitious proposal to simplify the tax code and reduce rates.
Many of Camp's Republican colleagues, convinced that their party is poised to make big gains in...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:43 PM
When former Fort Lauderdale mayor and Republican congressman E. Clay Shaw spoke of “My-am-uh,” he recalled a more genteel time in South Florida politics. His ability to work across party lines defined it.
Shaw, a 26-year congressman who...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:17 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress has won some partial relief for lawmakers and their staffs from the "Obamacare" health reforms that it passed and subjected itself to three years ago.
In a ruling issued on Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers and their staffs will...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:33 PM
[Note to readers: This earlier version of Mr. Shaw's obituary ran online only.]
Former U.S. Rep. and Fort Lauderdale Mayor E. Clay Shaw Jr., an institution in South Florida politics, has died at age 74.
Mr. Shaw passed away on Tuesday at Holy Cross...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr., who faces alcohol-related charges in a powerboat crash off Pasadena that injured him and six others last August, has been moved off the House committee that handles legislation involving drunken driving and boating.
Dwyer, an Anne...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The Anne Arundel County lawmakers have voted in favor of a bill that would change the makeup the of county's school board from all-appointed to a mix of elected and appointed, according to Del. Steve Schuh, the bill's co-sponsor.
The county delegation...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Law enforcement officials are watching a test program in Anne Arundel County that entices people with open criminal warrants to turn themselves in — so they can get their state tax refunds.
Thus far, the results of dangling a refund as bait have...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 10:44 AM
Four years ago, we endorsed the constitutional amendment that legalized slot machine gambling in Maryland, and we still support it. We think it would be wise for Maryland to eventually expand its gambling program to include table games like blackjack...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 7:30 PM
The new chairman for the state Ways and Means Committee is taking on big budget issues.
Republican Rep. Tim Brown will now lead the group that shapes Indiana's budget.
Although Indiana is considered a stand out when it comes to fiscal issues, there is...