| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:19 AM
Thank cost-cutting for this change to the U.S. savings bond program:
Starting next year, you won’t be able to buy paper savings bonds at banks and other financial institutions. Getting rid of this paper work is expected to save taxpayers more than...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 9:54 AM
Later this month, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — often referred to as the "supercommittee" — will issue its recommendations on how we should deal with our nation's economic problems and budget deficits. I have two strong...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:15 PM
At 84, Barbara Talbert might seem an unlikely Washington lobbyist. But when she heard senior citizen programs could be cut to reduce federal budget deficits, she quickly got on a bus to Capitol Hill.
"As far as Social Security is concerned, some people...
| Nov 19, 2011
He's led the Columbia-based company through two recessions and overseen its growth into a nationally known developer with $5 billion in assets and a specialty in high-security buildings for defense agency and defense contractor tenants.
In March, Randall...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 10:17 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 6:30 PM
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.
| Sep 26, 2011
| 2:42 PM
That unfamiliar incoming call to your cellphone soon might be from a debt collector.
Cellphones are largely off-limits to collection agencies, but proposals by the White House and Congress could change that.
Supporters say regulations have not kept up...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 9:04 AM
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...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 8:15 AM
While I certainly am not one to ask my government for additional taxes, I do like to see people and corporations paying their fair share under the current system. The online sales tax collection issue you referenced recently ("Franchot's mistake," Nov....
| Dec 5, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Now that the so-called supercommittee has failed in its task to find $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over the next decade, if Congress does not manage to reach a deal before 2013, across-the-board cuts will be implemented. These cuts would hit the military...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 7:12 PM
After hearing President Barack Obama plead Thursday for speedy passage of his $447 billion jobs package, Maryland lawmakers were divided about whether the plan would reduce the nation's stubbornly high unemployment.
State Democrats expressed near-...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 8:49 AM
1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as mayor.
Baltimore is my hometown and I have lived here my whole life--graduating from Western High School and I am proud to send my daughter to...