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Still searching for solution to shortfall in transportation funding

Former U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood urged leaders to consider following Virginia’s lead and rethink transportation funding at a panel discussion in Baltimore last week. LaHood proposes a higher federal gas tax to fund nationwide projects, but also suggested that the solution for a broken transportation system could be something like what Virginia did when it moved from a gas tax to a wholesale sales gas tax.

Still searching for solution to shortfall in transportation funding

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Former U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood urged leaders to consider following Virginia’s lead and rethink transportation funding at a panel discussion in Baltimore last week. LaHood proposes a higher federal gas tax to fund nationwide projects, but also suggested that the solution for a broken transportation system could be something like what Virginia did when it moved from a gas tax to a wholesale sales gas tax.

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Gambling in Md. Part 1: Low-income players drive lottery sales, big source of state revenues

GAMBLING in Maryland: Part 1 This is the first part of a four-day series by Capital News Service examining how Maryland uses gambling to raise revenues. It starts with

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

Photo above: Washington Beltway (Photo by ephien under Flickr Creative Commons License.) UMBC Professor Roy Meyers By Roy T. Meyers meyers@umbc.edu In Monday’s MarylandReporter.com story, U.S. Rep. John Delaney talked about his proposed

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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