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For Economy, Government Work Is No Panacea

There are 700,000 fewer people working for state and local governments than there were before the recession. Although tax collections are improving, the public sector remains in no mood to hire.

'A Moon Colony Guy'? The Republican Campaign Returns

After a relative lull in campaigning, the Republican presidential candidates are back at it Tuesday in Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina and Texas. And a Washington Post-ABC News poll shows President Obama leading prospective GOP nominee Mitt Romney — especially on likability.
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Maryland Senate President: Doomsday Budget 'Not Catastrophic'

Maryland Senate President Mike Miller talks about how negotiations on the state's budget and revenue package broke down in the final hours of the legislative session April 9.

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Maryland Legislature Adjourns Without Final Funding Deal

The Maryland state legislature adjourned at midnight last night, but they failed to finalize a funding plan for next year's budget, which could mean massive spending cuts next year.

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Divisions On Casino Hold Up Maryland Budget

Maryland lawmakers are trying to strike a deal on a bill that would allow a casino in Prince George's County, regarded by some as the last obstacle blocking a compromise on the state budget.


Obama's Off His Game — Basketball, That Is

Four years ago, then-candidate Barack Obama famously sank a 3-point shot. Today, the president was hitting iron — not net.
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The Buffett Rule, Tax Fairness and the 2012 Presidential Race

At the white house yesterday, President Obama continued his push for the “Buffet Rule.” That’s a proposal he says would require the very wealthy to pay the same tax rate as the middle class. The senate is slated to vote on the...


Romney Calls Negative Ad Cease-Fire As Santorum Tends To Sick Daughter

Mitt Romney's campaign asked broadcasters in Pennsylvania to stop running the campaign's anti-Rick Santorum ad as soon as possible. The move was made "out of deference to Sen. Santorum's decision to suspend his campaign," according to a Romney campaign spokeswoman.
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GOP Lawmakers Rally Against EPA's New Coal Plant Rules

Republican lawmakers are fighting a proposed EPA rule that would limit emissions levels allowed from new coal-fired power plants, but Democrats say it's necessary to fight global warming.