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  • Credit downgrade: State, city and counties wait and see on local effects

    As the United States coped with the fallout of its first-ever credit downgrade, officials in Maryland were taking a wait-and-see approach Monday on the possible trickle-down effects on local governments' finances. Standard & Poor's has not cut the credit...
  • Consumer and business confidence seen as key to weathering economic storm

    Consumer and business confidence seen as key to weathering economic storm
    Bettie Dunkin was surprisingly unfazed by the financial turmoil of the last few days. The 53-year-old accountant, who had been out of work for months and only recently landed a temporary job, spoke for many Americans when she said: "We're getting numb."...
  • Md. treasurer: S&P sees 'no action' on state credit rating

    Maryland's treasurer expressed confidence Tuesday the state's AAA credit rating would not change as a result of Standard & Poor's historic downgrade of the federal government's rating. Maryland has maintained the top rating from the three major ratings...
  • Slowing spending clear solution to curbing federal debt

    Republicans and Democrats alike love to spend your money. Federal government spending has doubled in the last 11 years under Presidents Bush and Obama. Bush ran up the national debt 8 percent in eight years. Obama and a Pelosi-Reid Congress increased...
  • Stopping thieves before they steal your child's identity

    As concern grows over child identity theft, Maryland is considering legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to protect a youngster's credit report. Minors aren't supposed to have such reports because they're too young to get credit....
  • Big debt collectors and credit bureaus come closer to federal oversight

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureauhas the power to oversee big debt collectors and credit bureaus. Before it can do so, it has to define¬†“big.”¬† The agency released its proposed rule that defines the size of institutions it will...
  • Make 'flush tax' dollars go further

    Make 'flush tax' dollars go further
    A panel on growth and wastewater treatment recently recommended tripling the Bay Restoration Fee — known as the "flush tax" — between now and 2015. Good idea. It would raise more than $145 million a year for the Chesapeake Bay. And with a...
  • Budget chief urges caution in coming fiscal year

    Although Howard County is starting to emerge from the economic recession, officials must remain cautious when preparing the budget for fiscal year 2013, the county's budget director told the County Council Monday, Nov. 14. Ray Wacks' annual briefings...
  • Balto. Co. keeps AAA bond rating from three major agencies

    Baltimore County has again earned a AAA bond rating from the three major rating agencies, county officials said Wednesday. Fitch, Moody's and Standard and Poor's have all given the county the highest possible rating, pointing to conservative fiscal...
  • Don't raise debt cap, lawmakers told

    The General Assembly's chief budget analyst warned lawmakers Thursday that too much borrowing to achieve Gov. Martin O'Malley's goal of creating jobs through public works spending could put the state's sterling bond rating in jeopardy. Warren G....
  • Carroll County bond sale refinances debt, funds capital projects

    WESTMINSTER — Carroll County conducted its annual bond sale last week, selling some $30.2 million in bonds to finance $18.8 million for infrastructure and capital improvement projects, and $11.4 million to refinance existing debt at lower rates....
  • Supercommittee should take a look at the Puerto Rican miracle

    Supercommittee should take a look at the Puerto Rican miracle
    Since the congressional supercommittee appears unable, or unwilling, to take a lesson from Indiana or Virginia -- where Republican governors have made spending cuts and delivered budget surpluses without damaging the social safety net -- members might...