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  • Analysts take grim view of 'fiscal cliff'

    General Assembly analysts released estimates Wednesday painting a much grimmer picture of the impact of a continued federal budget impasse than the O'Malley administration did less than a month ago. In a presentation to legislature's fiscal committees,...
  • Big pay cut contemplated for civilian defense workers

    Big pay cut contemplated for civilian defense workers
    The vast majority of civilian defense employees face a 20 percent pay cut from April through September if looming federal budget reductions aren't averted, a move that will hit Maryland harder than almost every other state, the Pentagon warned Wednesday....
  • The GOP sequester

    The GOP sequester
    One of the more amusing subplots of Washington's latest (if not most pitiful) fiscal standoff is the greater investment in finger-pointing and history rewriting than in actually negotiating a compromise. House Speaker John A. Boehner is particularly...
  • Budget cuts won't hit meat inspectors immediately, USDA says

    Although federal budget cuts are scheduled for March 1, it could be months before a threatened shutdown of U.S. meat plants would occur because of a furlough of meat inspectors, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Vilsack said work rules...
  • Avoid sequester by passing Simpson-Bowles

    Avoid sequester by passing Simpson-Bowles
    Sen. Ben Cardin accurately described the danger of the sequester's "meat-ax approach" to debt reduction and the fatigue of the American people with budget showdowns that do little more than kick the can down the road. ("No to sequestration," Feb. 20)....
  • Strong federal ties leave Md. vulnerable to sudden cuts

    Looming federal budget cuts make a whole lot of Marylanders nervous because a whole lot of Maryland depends on Uncle Sam for a paycheck — directly or indirectly. More than 300,000 Maryland residents work for the federal government, according to the...
  • A primer on landing one of Fort Meade's jobs

    Fort Meade's rapid growth in the past few years has made it the state's largest employer, but getting a foot in the door — or, rather, inside the guarded fence line — can be daunting. Many of the Army installation's 56,000 jobs require a...
  • Say yes to sequestration

    Say yes to sequestration
    Sen. Ben Cardin's fear-mongering article about the threat of budget sequestration was appalling ("No to sequestration," Feb. 20). He of all people should know that the sequester was proposed by President Obama himself to Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • A glimmer of hope on the deficit

    If the Bowles-Simpson commission deficit reduction plan is dead, somebody evidently forgot to tell Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson. Their proposal to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade fell one vote short of the majority needed to...
  • Harford council reviews school budget request, hears pleas for more money

    Harford County Public Schools officials appealed to the members of the Harford County Council Thursday morning to fully fund their request for $241 million from the county for their Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget. Harford County Executive David R....
  • Report paints dire picture of city's finances

    Report paints dire picture of city's finances
    A report by a consultant hired by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration paints a dire picture of future city finances — opening the door for Baltimore officials to propose widespread cuts, including to city employees' health and pension...
  • Mortgage interest deduction must go

    Mortgage interest deduction must go
    Would you support a tax reform measure that could help reduce the federal deficit, remove a needless distortion in the economy and make the system fairer? Me too, which is why I'm taking aim at a sacred cow: the home interest mortgage deduction. That'...