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  • Slots no longer seen as fiscal fix

    Recent economic turmoil has diminished Maryland tax collections so much that legalizing slot-machine gambling would no longer be enough to solve the state's long-term budget problems, according to new fiscal estimates. A year ago, state officials...
  • High stakes

    High stakes
    Gambling opponents are hoping that an alliance with black churches produces an upset defeat of the slots referendum when an expected record number of African-Americans turn up at Maryland polling booths next month. Slots foes hope that black voters...
  • Decision near on slots in the city

    Just as Inner Harbor redevelopment transformed Baltimore's derelict port of rotting wharves and abandoned warehouses, Mayor Sheila Dixon's administration believes that a slot machine casino could revive a moribund industrial district while reducing city...
  • Doubt raised on slots parlors

    With next week's slots vote coming at a time of economic upheaval, state leaders are acknowledging that they might have to sweeten incentives for gambling companies to attract quality developers. MGM Mirage, one of the biggest brands in the casino...
  • Analysis: Which Barack Obama will govern?

    Barack Obama won the presidency Tuesday by persuading voters to embrace a seeming paradox: leadership based on contradictory principles of change and reassurance. The Illinois senator combined ambitious goals and a cautious temperament. He promised tax...
  • O'Malley rides a Democratic wave

    O'Malley rides a Democratic wave
    On the electoral map, Maryland just got bluer and Gov. Martin O'Malley's future got brighter. Riding the wave of excitement over Barack Obama's historic presidential bid and voter discontent over the economy, the Democratic Party enlisted more than 225,...
  • House GOP shifting right, preparing for the fight

    Rep. Roy Blunt, the House of Representatives' second-ranking Republican, stepped down from his leadership post yesterday as the House GOP moved quickly to reposition itself as more conservative, unified and eager to fight Democrats in the Obama era....
  • Deducting business expenses

    Baltimoresun.com's tax-advice column features three experts from the Sparks accounting firm SC&H Group answering questions about preparing your return every Monday until April 15. Allen, Baltimore: I worked as a high school basketball coach for the 2007-...
  • Small unpaid bills put residents at risk

    Homeowners who owe just a few hundred dollars in municipal debts - including Baltimore City water bills - often are hit with thousands of dollars in fees from private debt collectors and can lose their homes if they don't pay up. At least 400 city...
  • The Tax Day deals cometh

     
    Sotto Sopra and P.F. Chang's, two restaurants with little in common, both have Tax Day specials planned for April 15.First, the Sotto Sopra "Dollar Pasta Night." Make a donation to the Kennedy Krieger Institute and dine on one of nine......
  • Prosecutor demanding BDC papers

    The city agency that oversees Baltimore development has received a subpoena from the Maryland state prosecutor's office, which has been conducting an investigation into spending practices at City Hall. The Baltimore Development Corp., an arm of city...
  • State raids company with ties to mayor

    The office of one of Baltimore's largest developers was raided yesterday by the Maryland state prosecutor's office, which has been engaged in a long-running investigation into questionable spending at City Hall. State prosecutors arrived yesterday...