| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:01 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown is currently going through a massive number of bills that were approved by the Legislature at the last minute before lawmakers went into recess until January.
One bill awaiting Brown’s signature would require the California...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 2:00 AM
This informative, helpful article, "The energy producing and saving home," is written by Ben Cuker, professor of marine and environmental science at Hampton University in Hampton, Va. His solar-powered home is on tour Oct. 1-2 for the Hampton Roads...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 12:13 AM
It might not seem to be a bright investment right now, after weeks of seemingly endless clouds and rain, but solar panels are popping up on rooftops all over Maryland.
With government help in the form of tax credits and grants, companies making equipment...
| Oct 9, 2011
BET ON WORKERS
We must focus our efforts on the hundreds of small companies based in our state and especially manufacturing firms.
I propose an incentive for hires in the high-tech and manufacturing sectors to build the work force for the future....
| Oct 10, 2011
| 5:06 PM
As prices continue to drop, Baltimore-area residents appear increasingly reluctant to put their homes up for sale, according to real estate data released Monday.
The number of homes newly listed for sale fell 23 percent in September, according to...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:06 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have hindered the construction of Wal-Mart Supercenters and other big-box stores by requiring cities and counties to prepare economic-impact reports first.
He said SB 469, by Sen. Juan Vargas (D-San Diego), would...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 4:42 PM
Baltimore officials are asking the state to strip more than $1.3 million in property-tax credits they say were improperly granted to 2,157 homes, an early example of what city officials vow will be a continuing battle against tax-credit scofflaws.
| Oct 31, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and other members of the congressional "supercommittee" created by this summer's federal deficit ceiling law are charged with making a plan to reduce the federal budget deficit. That's a daunting task. But as new Census...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn met behind closed doors with legislative leaders today to talk jobs and economic growth, floating a plan that would increase the state’s earned income tax credit for low-income families and close some corporate tax loopholes.
| Nov 3, 2011
Calvin Ball has seized the moment, and the rest of the County Council would do well to join him.
Ball has proposed a property tax credit for new apartment buildings, townhouses or single-family houses that achieve at least a silver rating under the U.S....
| Nov 6, 2011
| 5:55 AM
Howard County Councilwoman Courtney Watson is pursuing a measure to amend neighborhood preservation laws in a continuing effort to assist nonprofit swim clubs.
Watson's proposal would permit pool owners to sell their development rights to builders, under...