| 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 —...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:43 PM
Illinois' pension system was in precarious enough shape in 1994 that Democrats and Republicans came together to solve a crisis threatening the state's financial future.
The agreement they forged was supposed to take politics out of pension funding by...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Pedestrian plaza could revitalize downtown
To the editor:
In recent months, there have been several thoughtful letters to the editor regarding the revitalization of Hagerstown's downtown. As a concerned city resident, I have long been attracted to the...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:38 AM
LANSING (AP) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican lawmakers pushed through a series of far-reaching tax changes in 2011 that will hand businesses drastically lower tax bills while raising the amounts low-income workers and retirees will pay as new...
| 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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley today submitted what is likely to be among the most controversial budget proposals in his two terms in office. Faced with a $1 billion gap between projected spending and revenues, and committed to a goal of finding real solutions to...