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  • Carl Verstandig's shopping center empire

    Carl Verstandig's shopping center empire
    At a time when many real estate companies are having trouble getting loans for expansion, Pikesville-based America's Realty is growing steadily. Headed by chief executive Carl Verstandig, it now controls 164 commercial developments in 13 states —...
  • Addicts put in charge, drug use common in BBH housing

    Addicts put in charge, drug use common in BBH housing
    Second of two parts; read the first part For much of his adult life he'd been a slave to cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills and alcohol. Twice he had gone through weeks of intensive psychiatric and drug treatment at Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.,...
  • Maryland spending growth tops in the region? Not really.

    Maryland spending growth tops in the region? Not really.
    Maryland Business for Responsive Government this week slammed the state government for its profligacy based on a new report from the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers showing Maryland has the largest...
  • A tough budget

    A tough budget
    Gov. Martin O'Malley today submitted what is likely to be among the most controversial budget proposals in his two terms in office. Faced with a $1 billion gap between projected spending and revenues, and committed to a goal of finding real solutions to...
  • Delegate reviews state budget

    Editor: As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I have been very busy working on the state budget for the last six weeks. The Minority party members of Appropriations crafted a budget plan that relies on level funding the budget based on last year's...
  • State budget: Heading in the right direction

    State budget: Heading in the right direction
    The House of Delegates' rewrite of next year's state budget takes some important steps toward making Maryland's finances sustainable without dipping quite so deeply into taxpayers' pockets as the Senate's plan. It's not perfect, and some details will...
  • Income tax still up in the air, gas tax dead in the water

    As the final days of the 2012 legislative session wind down, it looks more and more likely that Maryland taxpayers will be forking over more to the state government next year. Who will be paying and how much, however, is still up for debate in the...
  • Vacant city houses get property tax break meant for owner-occupied homes

    Vacant city houses get property tax break meant for owner-occupied homes
    Property tax breaks meant to encourage homeownership have been awarded to 465 vacant houses in Baltimore, depriving the city of uncollected revenue in a difficult budget year and calling into question past promises from city officials to crack down on tax...
  • O'Malley puts tax increases on the table for 2012 legislature

    Gov. Martin O'Malley signaled that tax increases could be in the cards during next year's legislative session, though he said any state action would depend on congressional budget-cutting decisions this winter. In a speech to local government leaders...
  • Higher taxes will hurt Maryland jobs

    Your editorial advocating tax increases to fix Annapolis' job-killing spending problem once again misses the mark ("Tax increases should be on the table," Aug. 23). Government's insistence on uncontrolled, unsustainable spending has saddled future...
  • Assembly fails to pass tax bill, adopts 'Doomsday' budget

    Assembly fails to pass tax bill, adopts 'Doomsday' budget
    The Maryland General Assembly's regular 90-day session ended in disarray Monday at midnight as legislators failed to approve an income tax measure to which their leaders had agreed. The lack of action meant that a so-called "doomsday" budget —...
  • Maryland politicians and their legal troubles

    1974: Baltimore County Executive Dale Anderson, a Democrat, is convicted on 32 counts of extortion, conspiracy and tax evasion. 1974: Former Maryland Governor Spiro T. Agnew, a Republican, pleads "no contest" to charges of tax evasion while he was...