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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...
  • End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all

    End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all
    Doctors are breathing a collective sigh of relief because we again escaped a cut in Medicare payments. But this whole recurrent charade underscores, once again, the unresolved issue of how to pay doctors. The fiscal cliff rescue included the usual "doc...
  • Obama economics: More government means more growth

    Obama economics: More government means more growth
    There is an old but rejuvenated movement in the country these days. It's a far-left take on Keynesian economics: a school of thought intent on raising taxes and expanding the public sector — as a way to jump-start the economy. Yes, you read that...
  • Debt ceiling fight is needed to rein in spending

    Debt ceiling fight is needed to rein in spending
    Your view of the debt ceiling crisis has a lot of merit, except that the current administration (and, to some extent, the last one as well) has shown no inclination to manage the finances of this country in a responsible manner ("Just say no to...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday
    WEATHER: Sunny, high near 48. Tonight is expected to be clear, low around 38. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS City issued speed camera ticket to motionless car: The Baltimore City speed camera ticket alleged...
  • 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...
  • Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality

    Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality
    President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it. Looking out over hundreds of thousands of...
  • 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...
  • Letter: Defense budget should be reduced and money used elsewhere

    Endless chatter about the "fiscal cliff" has avoided serious consideration of military spending, a major cause of our difficulties. Defense appropriations are $525 billion for 2013 — 57 percent of the discretionary budget, more than those of all...
  • 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...