Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. is seeking the county’s first income tax increase in nearly 30 years — plus new fees on development and additional charges on residents’ monthly cellphone and cable bills.
Despite the intent that they would fund jobs and capital investments, the 2017 tax cuts have largely funded share buybacks, which hit a record $1.1 trillion in 2018. The big winners were corporations, large shareholders and top corporate executives.
Just 10 years later, the Newseum is shrinking into an uncertain future, the distress sale of its building to Johns Hopkins University marking the end of a troubled tenure that has become a cautionary tale of bloated budgets and unrealized ambition.
Harford County leaders were glad to hear Gov. Larry Hogan strike a bipartisan message in his State of the State speech for 2019, but some have concerns about the economic impact of his calls for tax cuts.
Though the session opened at about noon, lawmakers representing Carroll County had been coming up with legislative agendas and crafting bills for months in preparation. Many have refined bills they introduced in the past that failed to make it and plan to reintroduce the legislation.
Baltimore-area businesses weathered failed deals, layoffs, closings and restructuring in 2018. But some started new chapters by expanding or merging, and new development sprouted all over and one new industry spread like a weed.
As we celebrate the life of President George H.W. Bush, it has been noted by the media that one of the reasons he lost reelection in 1992 to candidate Bill Clinton was because he broke his “Read my lips. No new taxes” promise.
All things being equal, Harford County Public Schools would need almost $35 million in additional funding to operate during the next school year in 2019-20 — an increase almost certain not to happen — Superintendent Dr. Sean Bulson said.
According to the non-partisan CBO, the federal budget deficit will surpass $1 trillion by 2020, and the national debt will rise to a staggering $29 trillion by 2028. And yet, despite our prolific spending, we fall far short of realizing the quality of life that our outlays suggest we should expect
Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer doesn't mince words. Workplace stress — the result of conditions like long hours, a lack of health insurance, little autonomy on the job, high job demands — don't just hit productivity or damage morale. They're killing us.
The Harford school board approved a $466.2 million fiscal 2018 budget request Monday, adding $100,000 to support the office of Equity and Cultural Proficiency in the wake of a racist incident at Bel Air High School.
President Trump and Congressional Republicans got a pretty big win earlier this week when Apple announced it would be investing $350 billion into the economy in the coming years, creating a new campus to house technical support for customers and adding 20,000 new jobs. But what about wages?
Americans should celebrate the tax reform promised by President Donald Trump and Republicans — one that has the potential to rival tax reform under conservative President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, and one which has the potential to unleash the American economy in ways unseen in years.
The Harford County Board of Education approved a $446 million operating budget for the school system Monday, although 36 teaching positions had to be eliminated in order to get there, along with other spending reductions.