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  • 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...
  • Vacant city houses get property tax break meant for owner-occupied homes

    Vacant city houses get property tax break meant for owner-occupied homes
    Property tax breaks meant to encourage homeownership have been awarded to 465 vacant houses in Baltimore, depriving the city of uncollected revenue in a difficult budget year and calling into question past promises from city officials to crack down on tax...
  • O'Malley puts tax increases on the table for 2012 legislature

    Gov. Martin O'Malley signaled that tax increases could be in the cards during next year's legislative session, though he said any state action would depend on congressional budget-cutting decisions this winter. In a speech to local government leaders...
  • Higher taxes will hurt Maryland jobs

    Your editorial advocating tax increases to fix Annapolis' job-killing spending problem once again misses the mark ("Tax increases should be on the table," Aug. 23). Government's insistence on uncontrolled, unsustainable spending has saddled future...
  • Developer's Family Sues Over Retroactive Estate Tax; Attorneys Told Brainard He Had No Chance

    When wealthy developer Monty Blakeman died in April, his heirs knew they would inherit his multimillion-dollar estate. What they didn't know was that the state legislature on May 4 — only 11 days after Blakeman's death — would increase the...
  • Long Hours And Sharp Elbows

     For much of his life, Dannel Malloy has been an avid fan of hockey and rugby.     Both rough-and-tumble sports are highly physical and require quick movements, sharp elbows and fast decisions. A rugby player for 22 years, Malloy finally quit when his...
  • 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...
  • Rick Scott lied on education

     
    This is from the highly regarded Politifact web site, which holds politicians accountable for what they say. Education cuts show up in Rick Scott's budget   Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his highly anticipated state budget on Feb. 7, 2011, which, as promised,...
  • Gov. Scott Walker: 'Wisconsin is open for business'

     
    The new Republican governor promises to create a quarter-million new jobs and cut government spending to cover a $3 billion budget deficit....
  • As other state Capitols wake to harsh budget realities, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie lays down his 'New Normal'

     
    The Republican makes a name for himself politically by taming the wild money monster of a traditionally Democratic northeastern state....