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  • Let's talk about the meaning of fairness

    In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama talked about Americans paying their fair share in taxes. For most of my life, I thought that I had a reasonably good idea about what "fair" means — except for that period when my children...
  • O'Malley makes his case for 'investments' in Maryland

    O'Malley makes his case for 'investments' in Maryland
    Gov. Martin O'Malley used his State of the State address Wednesday to make his case for his most ambitious legislative agenda since taking office. Now comes the hard job of selling it. In an upbeat, 33-minute speech to both chambers of the General...
  • Lies, damn lies and phony tax statistics

    Thomas M. Neale's letter to the editor ("The wealthy pay more than their fair share," May 14) uses the usual Republican tactic of irrelevant statistics to confuse the issue of tax fairness. It does not matter that the top 1 percent of taxpayers pay 38...
  • Maryland offers tax relief on debt forgiveness

    For a long time, you had to pay income tax on debt that your mortgage lender forgave. During the height of the housing crisis, the federal government offered a reprieve — it stopped collecting income tax on up to $2 million of forgiven mortgage debt...
  • Foes say tax rise would hurt Md.

    Business groups are howling about the tax increases proposed by House Speaker Michael E. Busch, predicting that the package would send more consumers out of state to buy goods and hurt Maryland's ability to attract new businesses. Busch and other House...
  • Yes on Proposition 30, no on Proposition 38

    The day Gov. Jerry Brown took office in 2011, the state budget was more than $25 billion in the red — the latest installment in a long-running drama of boom-and-bust budgeting. Since then, lawmakers have slashed billions of dollars from education,...
  • Central issues of Election 2012

    Central issues of Election 2012
    Whoever wins the presidential election in November will confront urgent problems: Should tax cuts scheduled to expire be renewed? Should federal spending be cut to reduce the deficit or would that weaken an already lackluster economy? After one of the...
  • After record profits, Disney CEO calls for corporate tax changes

     
    After his company reported the largest quarterly earnings in its history, the head of the Walt Disney Co. said he thinks the United States should cut its corporate income tax rate. “We pay a very high corporate tax rate as a company,” Disney...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: A tough discussion about ‘hard truths’ in the presidential race

     
    In Wednesday's Tribune I debate the 2012 presidential race with conservative activist Chris Robling, a WGN-TV commentator and former executive director of the Cook County Republican Party. To Chris, from Eric: On the first night of the recent Republican...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown rakes in $4 million for Prop. 30

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown may have just rejoined the campaign trail for Proposition 30 this week, but campaign finance filings indicate he's been busy dialing for dollars this month. The governor's tax initiative has raked in more than $4 million since......
  • Gov. Jerry Brown to hit the road for Prop. 30

     
    After a six-week absence from the campaign trail, Gov. Jerry Brown plans to hit the road this week to promote his signature tax initiative, Proposition 30. On Tuesday, Brown is set to speak at a rally with UCLA students. The......
  • Gov. Jerry Brown rallies Sacramento students for Prop. 30

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday urged students to back Proposition 30, his November tax initiative, saying the measure would stop years of cuts to community colleges. Speaking to about 200 students at a courtyard rally at Sacramento City College, Brown......