| Dec 3, 2010
| 12:40 PM
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 —...
| Nov 7, 2010
| 3:59 PM
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.,...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 9:04 AM
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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 2:49 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 9:19 AM
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...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:09 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2011
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...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 1:29 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:31 PM
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 —...
| Dec 1, 2009
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...