| May 11, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Even if death and taxes are the only things certain in life, state legislators say they can never be certain about death taxes.
With no crystal ball and no idea when spectacularly wealthy Connecticut residents might die, state officials make an educated...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Joining me to continue a conversation about issues related to teacher pensions is Glen Brown, a retired suburban public high school teacher whose blog deals with education. Read part one of our exchange, which includes Brown's fill bio, here. To......
| May 28, 2012
| 7:19 AM
Roth IRA Conversion
Virtually everyone has a traditional IRA or assets held in an employer-sponsored retirement plan such as a 401k should evaluate the potential benefits of a Roth IRA and determine whether a Roth conversion makes sense, based on their...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility
Comeback America is a tough-minded, innovative, inspiring guide to help us avoid the approaching economic abyss and put the...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 2:49 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 9:19 AM
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...
| Apr 1, 2012
Maryland’s state budget, when it passes, will inspire wails of outrage from our local delegation. It always does. But this year a majority of Washington County residents might be inclined to agree, although not for the reasons the delegation would...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:31 PM
The Maryland General Assembly's regular 90-day session ended in disarray Monday at midnight as legislators failed to approve an income tax measure to which their leaders had agreed.
The lack of action meant that a so-called "doomsday" budget —...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 10:17 PM
Editor's note: This story has been edited to include information about the state budget and Medicaid.
Two well-known state legislators seeking a single spot in the South Dakota Senate have some well-known differences in philosophy.
Democrat Rep. Paul...
| Apr 30, 2012
The Pennsylvania Legislature is back in session and they have one main agenda, to complete the State Budget. Monday, both the State Budget Secretary and the Revenue Secretary out speaking about the budget. When Governor Corbett announced his 27 billion...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:35 PM
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...