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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Shortchanging the children

    Shortchanging the children
    America's children seem to be shortchanged on almost every issue we face as a society. Not only are we failing to protect our children from deranged people wielding semi-automatic guns, we're not protecting them from poverty. The rate of child poverty...
  • Obama's win still leaves federal workers on defense

    Their star quarterback remains on the field, but federal employee unions will continue to play defense in Congress. Labor leaders cheered the re-election of President Barack Obama, yet with no significant congressional changes — particularly in the...
  • Raze the debt ceiling

    Raze the debt ceiling
    The announcement that House Speaker John Boehner has offered to take the debt ceiling off the table in the current "fiscal cliff" negotiations is, in one sense, a welcome development. If the Senate agrees, we will temporarily be spared the sort of...
  • Gas tax gets a second look

    Gas tax gets a second look
    Anyone who believes that political stalemate over raising taxes or a preference for deferring hard choices were problems unique to Congress has probably never been to Annapolis. Even when one party dominates both chambers, as the Democrats do in the...
  • GOP's refusal to compromise will push us over the fiscal cliff

    Republican House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor argues that there is no mandate for raising taxes on millionaires ("Boehner sees jumping off point for 'fiscal cliff' talks," Nov. 8). Never mind that polls show that a majority of Americans and even a...
  • Fiscal cliff is a game of economic chicken -- and the Democrats can't blink first

    Fiscal cliff is a game of economic chicken -- and the Democrats can't blink first
    With the election behind us, I had hoped our politicians would get beyond games of chicken. No such luck. First, you need to understand that the upcoming game of chicken isn't about how much or when we cut the budget deficit, or even whether the upcoming...
  • Federal workers to be warned of furloughs

    WASHINGTON -- Federal employees will receive an e-mail today alerting them that furloughs are possible if Congress fails to reach an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff, union officials said Thursday. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the human...
  • Maryland budget forecast brightens

    Maryland budget forecast brightens
    After years of budgetary gloom and shortfalls in the billions of dollars, Maryland's fiscal forecasters offered lawmakers a brighter outlook Tuesday, saying the state's operating budget could be just $27 million in the red next fiscal year. Top fiscal...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER: Breezy and mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers before 10 a.m. and a high near 46. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy with a low around 35. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS State troopers helping...
  • Md. loses 3,100 jobs in November, Labor Department says

    Md. loses 3,100 jobs in November, Labor Department says
    Maryland's economy shed 3,100 jobs in November, the latest U-turn in a bumpy year overshadowed by the fast-approaching "fiscal cliff," according to federal data released Friday. The U.S. Department of Labor also sharply revised downward its estimate...
  • Fix the debt? How about fixing private pensions first

    While America's CEOs are fretting about the government's so-called "fiscal cliff," millions of American workers face a financial disaster that gets much less media attention. There's a half-trillion-dollar deficit in the nation's worker retirement...
  • KAL's year in review, the key

    KAL's year in review, the key
    January 1. A dropped pass and a missed field goal keep Joe Flacco and the Ravens out of the Super Bowl. February 2. Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson becomes Mr. Super PAC by pumping millions into Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign. 3....