| Nov 30, 2011
| 9:04 AM
Maryland Business for Responsive Government this week slammed the state government for its profligacy based on a new report from the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers showing Maryland has the largest...
| 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...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 7:39 PM
It's time to hear what you guys have to say — about everything from big payouts at the Sanford airport to shoddy treatment of veterans. Plus, we have an abundance of strange and funny notes from confused readers.
Mr. Maxwell: I want to ask you...
| Jan 16, 2011
Awards season is at hand, so it's only fitting to salute top performers in one of L.A.'s favorite categories: autos. Our work as Times car reviewers put us behind the wheels of dozens of vehicles last year. Breakout stars included two new electric...
| 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...
| Jan 2, 2011
| 12:41 PM
Q: I have EE Savings Bonds and would like to know if I can use them for my son's education without having to pay taxes on them. M. H., Oviedo
A: An educational tax exclusion is available for Series EE and bonds issued in 1990 or later if certain...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 3:39 AM
| Jan 11, 2011
A key source of funds for local parks, housing and economic growth would be diverted to state coffers under a proposal Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled Monday as part of his effort to slash a $28-billion state deficit.
Brown's budget calls for the Glendale...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 10:41 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Democrats are scaling back a major income tax increase as they search for votes in a frantic, last-ditch effort to deal with the state's crippling budget crisis.
After rank-and-file lawmakers balked at a 75 percent hike in the...