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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Republicans to Grover Norquist: We're just not that into you

    Republicans to Grover Norquist: We're just not that into you
    Was the big loser of this month's election Grover Norquist? It's starting to look that way, as an increasing number of Republicans in the House and Senate are announcing that they could be willing to violate the pledges they signed at the behest of the...
  • Harford school board wants more time to review legislative platform

    With the Maryland General Assembly meeting in a little over a month, the Harford County Board of Education will wait a bit longer before voting on its own 2013 legislative platform. During the most recent school board meeting Nov. 19, Kathy Carmello,...
  • 'Fiscal cliff' deal approved, avoiding tax increases, spending cuts

    'Fiscal cliff' deal approved, avoiding tax increases, spending cuts
    A bipartisan plan to avoid federal spending reductions and tax increases that would hit Maryland especially hard won final approval Tuesday night in the House of Representatives even as outside groups warned that the bill would simply delay difficult...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday
    WEATHER: Sunny, with highs in the mid-30s and sub-freezing wind chills. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS 'Fiscal cliff' deal approved, avoiding tax increases and spending cuts: A bipartisan plan to avoid...
  • Congress urged to extend wind energy tax break

    While politicians spar in Washington over how to keep the nation from going over a "fiscal cliff," environmental activists warn that the wind-energy industry faces its own cliff if Congress doesn't act soon to extend a federal tax break for turbine...
  • 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...
  • 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 deal won't end war between Democrats, Republicans

    Fiscal cliff deal won't end war between Democrats, Republicans
    "It's not all I would have liked," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, speaking of the deal on the fiscal cliff, "so on to the debt ceiling." For Republicans, the battle over the fiscal cliff is only a prelude to the coming battle...
  • Fiscal cliff deal: You call this a 'balanced approach'?

    Now that Congress has passed a bill to avoid the fiscal cliff, we see what Democrats mean by "a balanced approach" to deficit reduction ("House passes 'cliff' bill,'" Jan. 2). The measure includes $41 in tax hikes for every $1 in spending reductions. We...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • High earner? Here's how the 'fiscal cliff' deal affects you

    High earner? Here's how the 'fiscal cliff' deal affects you
    For better or worse, Marylanders may be more affected by the fiscal cliff tax deal than residents in other parts of the country. Maryland is one of the wealthiest states, and its residents have the nation's highest median income. That means they likely...