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Commentary: Delaney’s infrastructure bill doesn’t hold up to scrutiny

UMBC Professor Roy Meyers takes issue with Rep. John Delaney’s proposed “Partnership to Build America Act”–a bill that would allow U.S. corporations to avoid taxes when they repatriate profits that are now booked overseas, if they purchase bonds that would be used to build infrastructure. He’s received plenty of favorable media mentions on this bill, but as a budget and policy expert, Meyers believes those reviews are far too generous. The rhetoric supporting the bill is attractive, but it distracts attention from the bill’s complexities

Commentary: Delaney’s infrastructure bill doesn’t hold up to scrutiny

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UMBC Professor Roy Meyers takes issue with Rep. John Delaney’s proposed “Partnership to Build America Act”–a bill that would allow U.S. corporations to avoid taxes when they repatriate profits that are now booked overseas, if they purchase bonds that would be used to build infrastructure. He’s received plenty of favorable media mentions on this bill, but as a budget and policy expert, Meyers believes those reviews are far too generous. The rhetoric supporting the bill is attractive, but it distracts attention from the bill’s complexities

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Most are impressed with Mizeur in final TV debate for Dems

UPDATED: 6/3, 11 p.m. Here are some reactions to Monday night’s debate between the Democratic candidates for governor of Maryland. They include the impressions of regular voters, bloggers, reporters

Md. legislature ‘would be a lot worse’ for business if not for Senate leaders, Kasemeyer says.

By Len Lazarick At its annual legislative wrap-up session April 30, the Howard County Chamber of Commerce heard from Dels. Gail Bates and Warren Miller, moderator Mike Fowler of BGE,

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We must tax literally everyone but the rich

Republican celebrity Reihan Salam wants the middle class to pay the wealthy to have more heirs. (Pop!Tech 2009) Really, Republicans aren’t just servile mouthpieces for the interests of the wealthy.

Spacey and friends at Annapolis reception to boost film tax break

What could guarantee better media coverage than a reception with a major celebrity closed to reporters, who gathered outside the Red Red Wine Bar in Annapolis as actor Kevin

Cut in estate tax sent to governor, who will likely sign it

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf Jeremy@MarylandReporter.com Sen. Paul Pinsky In an effort to ensure Maryland’s millionaires don’t flee the state for cheaper pastures, the General Assembly approved Thursday a cut to the state’s estate

Miller ‘reluctantly’ supports estate tax cut he’s sponsoring

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf Jeremy@MarylandReporter.com Senate President Mike Miller Though he’s listed as chief sponsor of a bill that would cut Maryland’s estate tax, Senate President Mike Miller said Wednesday he only “reluctantly”

House votes to cut taxes on the wealthiest dead

Cemetery by kathleenie on flickr The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a tax cut in Friday’s session that would benefit Maryland’s millionaires after they die. In a 120-13 vote, the House

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9 things to know for filing your 2013 taxes

With constantly changing tax laws, new forms, and no lack of contradicting advice, tax season can be daunting for even the most fiscally informed. CPA, Jason Nazelrod of Nazelrod &

Assembly leaders back cutting estate taxes, but opponents knock break for wealthy

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf jeremy@marylandreporter.com (Photo by tlindenbaum on Flickr Creative Commons) General Assembly leaders say they are fearful wealthy Maryland residents are moving out of state because of Maryland’s high estate tax

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