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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Not all government debt is bad

    Not all government debt is bad
    The Maryland General Assembly's chief budget analyst, Warren Deschenaux, made headlines last week by advocating that the state not seek to increase its debt limit for fear that such a move could prompt one or more of the major credit ratings agencies to...
  • Supercommittee inaction could hurt state

    Marylanders from nearly every walk of life could be affected by across-the-board budget cuts starting in 2013 as a result of the congressional supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement to trim the nation's spiraling budget deficits. After months...
  • Congress irresponsible to reject balanced budget amendment

    On Friday the balanced budget amendment, known as House Joint Resolution No. 2, failed to achieve the two-thirds majority it needed for passage in the House of Representatives. The amendment called for the president to present a balanced budget to...
  • Craig touts Harford's exceptional economy, warns state mandates 'must be stopped'

    Craig touts Harford's exceptional economy, warns state mandates 'must be stopped'
    Harford County's economic standing is better than that of Maryland, many other states and the United States as a whole, but its autonomy is being threatened by state mandates, Harford County Executive David Craig declared in his State of the County...