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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • State leaders urged to raise money for roads, transit

    Business leaders and county officials are urging the governor and General Assembly to increase Maryland's gas tax or find another way to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for road and transit projects — even in the face of public opposition....
  • Transportation summit pushes for new revenue

    Business leaders, elected officials and transportation advocates gathered in Annapolis Wednesday to push Gov. Martin O’Malley and the General Assembly to take action next year to raise vital revenue for the state’s roads, bridges and transit...
  • Sequestration is a political game that could cause real pain [Editorial]

    Sequestration is a political game that could cause real pain [Editorial]
    After bumping our heads on the debt ceiling, then teetering on the fiscal cliff, we are now threatened with something called sequestration. Had anyone even heard that word before a few months ago? Can anyone define it? Around these parts, it's all too...
  • Hoyer, Van Hollen: No more cuts to federal workforce

    As the fiscal cliff looms, two of Maryland's most influential congressmen have a message for those looking to the federal workforce for more savings: Look somewhere else. "Federal workers have already been asked to sacrifice as part of the budget cuts...
  • At last, state gets good budget news

    For the first time since a recession gripped the country in 2008, Maryland is approaching a General Assembly session with good fiscal news: Neither tax increases nor drastic budget cuts are likely to be needed to balance the budget. The improved forecast...
  • As the fiscal cliff looms, two questions for President Obama

    The fiscal cliff is looming ever closer, and there is enough finger pointing from all parties on what to do about it. There is also enough blame directed at both parties, this administration as well as past administrations, on who is responsible. None...
  • Wall Street shrugs off sequester

    Wall Street shrugs off sequester
    The drumbeat for weeks has been that $85 billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester would be so horrendous for the economy that lawmakers in Washington would be forced to compromise by the March 1 deadline. When no deal was...
  • On sequestration, Obama becomes extortionist in chief

    On sequestration, Obama becomes extortionist in chief
    At the end of 1995 and stretching into January 1996, the federal government "shut down" because of an impasse between President Bill Clinton and House Republicans led by then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The issue was increased taxes vs. less spending....
  • Don't make kids bear the brunt of the fiscal cliff

    Don't make kids bear the brunt of the fiscal cliff
    As the federal "fiscal cliff" approaches, an important group of Marylanders with a lot on the line has been largely ignored: children. The stakes are immense, because the recession has been hard on Maryland children, with one out of every seven living...
  • The end of steelmaking but not of Sparrows Point

    The end of steelmaking but not of Sparrows Point
    The great steel mill of Sparrows Point is gone, and it's never coming back. Local, state and federal officials, along with union leaders, made a valiant attempt to find a new operator who would restart production there, but it was not to be. The plant's...
  • Alternatives to the 'fiscal cliff'

    Op-ed contributor E Dee Monnen explains how the rich not only are "job creators" but engines of economic "growth" as well ("How taxing the rich hurts all of us," Dec. 12). Never mind that the jobs are likely low-wage, part-time with no benefits. The...
  • Wrong to blame GOP for showdown

    Wrong to blame GOP for showdown
    What a joke your editorial regarding pending federal budget cuts is ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Do you not research information anymore, or do you just call up some liberal Democrats for advice? Maybe you're just blind and believe anything that...