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  • Malloy Makes Budget Cuts To Close Gap

    With tax collections lagging and the state teetering on a deficit, Gov.  Dannel P. Malloy  is enacting more than $78 million in budget cuts to keep the state in the black. The cuts, known at the state Capitol as rescissions, are hitting virtually every...
  • With Tax Increases Kicking In, State Budget Surplus Projected At $101 Million

    With Tax Increases Kicking In, State Budget Surplus Projected At $101 Million
    With the largest tax increase in Connecticut history kicking in, the state is projected to generate a surplus of more than $100 million in the current fiscal year - finally pushing the state into the black. While the number might seem surprising after...
  • Maryland spending growth tops in the region? Not really.

    Maryland spending growth tops in the region? Not really.
    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...
  • Readers talk tax money, veterans issues and columnist confusion

    Readers talk tax money, veterans issues and columnist confusion
    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...
  • Digging a pension hole

    Digging a pension hole
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...