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email@example.comA proposal backed by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley that would raise the state gas tax in July by 3.8 cents per gallon remains unpopular with many Washington County legislators. Under the proposal, the gas tax would increase to 27.3 cents per...
Associated PressThe Maryland House of Delegates voted Friday to raise taxes on gasoline sales for the first time in more than two decades. The Housed voted 76-63 to levy a sales tax on gasoline that would amount to about 4 cents a gallon starting this July, another 8...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners on Thursday set salaries for themselves, seven other high-ranking elected officials and 20 tax collectors for the next several years. Starting in 2014, pay adjustments will be tied to the Consumer Price Index in...
Associated PressPresident Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House on Monday in hopes of continuing to make progress on a plan to deal with the “fiscal cliff.” The meeting came after Boehner on Friday offered $1 trillion in...
AP Economics WriterU.S. wholesale prices fell for the third month in a row last month, pushed down by falling food and gas costs. The drop is the latest evidence inflation is tame. The producer price index dropped 0.2 percent in December, the Labor Department said Tuesday....
Associated PressDespite Social Security’s long-term problems, the massive retirement and disability program could be preserved for generations to come with modest but politically difficult changes to benefits or taxes, or a combination of both. Some options...
AP Economics WriterFewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market is strengthening. And in another reassuring sign for the economy, wholesale inflation remains mild outside of higher gas prices. Applications for...
AP Economics WriterAmericans' incomes have stagnated for three straight months. Yet they boosted their spending in September 0.6 percent — three times the increase in August. Under normal circumstances, that would be a troubling sign for the economy. But a...
Postal rates will go up in April, but the cost of sending the basic letter will remain the same. The Postal Service said Thursday that most rates will increase April 17 under a formula that allows the agency to raise prices within the rate of inflation....
Maryland for years benefited from its close proximity to the nation's capital, but the mandatory federal spending cuts called sequestration will be a drag on the state's economy for the next couple of years, said the president of the Federal Reserve...
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