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  • New OFA Projection Puts Budget Deficit At $144.5 Million

    In more bad financial news for the state, the legislature's nonpartisan fiscal office now says the state budget deficit has grown to a projected $144.5 million. The Office of Fiscal Analysis released new numbers Wednesday night that say the state is...
  • Three Chicago companies give back $34 million in tax breaks

    Three Chicago companies give back $34 million in tax breaks
    Three Chicago firms, including one that secured a major state tax break with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s support, are giving back $34 million in taxpayer funds, administration officials said Monday. CME Group, the financial exchanges giant that will...
  • State Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding Changes

    State Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding Changes
    HARTFORD — Gov.Dannel P. Malloyopened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday with plans for education reform, pension funding changes and the largest increase in funding for affordable housing since Gov. William A. O'Neill was in office more than 20...
  • Living in Maryland is far superior to living in Texas

    Having just moved back to Maryland after 23 years in Dallas, I think I can bring some insight as to Texas' merits vs. Maryland. ("A Texas remedy for what ails Maryland jobs," June 22) First, there is the myth that Texas is cheaper to live in than other...
  • Blumenthal Signs on to a Tax Cut For Small Breweries

    Blumenthal Signs on to a Tax Cut For Small Breweries
    It sounds like a hell of a simple, good idea: cutting federal taxes on small breweries, thus helping out boutique producers of fine, foamy delights and maybe even getting them to hire more workers. And our own U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is all over...
  • Delegate reviews state budget

    Editor: As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I have been very busy working on the state budget for the last six weeks. The Minority party members of Appropriations crafted a budget plan that relies on level funding the budget based on last year's...
  • State budget: Heading in the right direction

    State budget: Heading in the right direction
    The House of Delegates' rewrite of next year's state budget takes some important steps toward making Maryland's finances sustainable without dipping quite so deeply into taxpayers' pockets as the Senate's plan. It's not perfect, and some details will...
  • Weekly remarks: Mark Kirk says the unelected shouldn't raise taxes; Biden hails military families

     
    Democrat says taxes should stay cut only for middle class; Republican says economic growth is Job One....
  • Stomach ache

     
    David Weigel in Slate: This is why liberals can't stomach a compromise on tax rates. They were promised by Obama -- by every Democratic candidate, really -- that the tax rates would be restored to pay for social programs. They......
  • From water -- to wine? Fiji Water buys California winery

     
    Fiji Water Co., the imported bottled water firm owned by Beverly Hills entrepreneurs Lynda and Stewart Resnick, has acquired one of San Luis Obispo County’s oldest and most popular boutique wineries, Justin Vineyards & Winery. The deal, which closed...
  • Deficit? What deficit?

     
    The compromise brewing between Republicans and  Democrats over the extension of the Bush tax cuts is an object lesson in why deficits have gotten so far out of control in Washington. Republicans want to extend all of the tax cuts, but Democra...