Maryland and Virginia are among the top five states in the nation in the dubious competition for most government-financed employment, according to a new economic study. It turns out Virginia, Maryland’s closest fierce competitor for business, edges out Maryland in most categories for taxpayer-funded jobs.
Maryland may have a requirement for a balanced budget, but its audited financial statements show that its spent more than it took in from fiscal 2008 to 2012, according to the Institute for Truth in Accounting.
This made Maryland one of 13 “turkey states” that had more expenses than revenues in fiscal 2012. The list includes all of Maryland’s neighbors except Virginia.
Last week was chock full of hearings and events as politicos and legislators tried to cram things in before Thanksgiving/Hannukah and a short run-up to Christmas.
State Senate leaders told a business group Wednesday that they expected to see some sort of small business tax relief in the coming legislative session, possibly coupled with an increase in the minimum wage.
The results of the Baltimore Sun’s Fifth Annual Mobbies awards were announced Tuesday night. MarylandReporter.com won as the Best Politics Blog and we came in fourth as the Best News Blog.
How old is Helen Delich Bentley, the crotchety ex-congresswoman who could swear like the longshoremen she covered for years at the Port of Baltimore now named in her honor?
Turns out she’ll be 90 on Thanksgiving. Sunday, she was feted with a celebration and roast that brought out a distinguished crowd of aging congressional leaders, former governors and senators, has-beens and wannabes along with hundreds of old friends to the Museum of Industry on the Inner Harbor waterfront.
State health officials confirmed what MarylandReporter.com first reported two weeks ago — the Jan. 1 opening of the small business health insurance marketplace will be delayed.
It’s time for the fifth annual Mobbies award contest for bloggers run by the Baltimore Sun, and I’ve been hemming and hawing about whether to encourage our readers to vote.