ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Maryland's revenue projections are better than they've been in years. The state is on the verge of wiping out what was once a $2 billion budget deficit through cuts and tax increases. Maryland is on track to reap financial benefits in future years from full-fledged casino gambling.
Enter the fiscal cliff.
Negotiations in Washington on how to avoid across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases have clouded the financial future of a state that is highly susceptible to federal cuts.
The uncertainty has presented unusual difficulties in piecing together a budget for the next fiscal year when lawmakers convene for their annual 90-day session in January. It is also getting in the way of plans to shore up transportation funding, an area of huge concern in traffic-congested Maryland.
Monday, May 20 2013 1:14 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:14:39 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP)— New government figures underscore the staggering long-term consequences of military sexual assaults: More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness linked toMore
New government figures underscore the staggering long-term consequences of military sexual assaults: More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness linked to the abuse, and 4,000 sought disability benefits.More
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SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury police are looking for two suspects after a man was shot and injured during a Sunday night armed robbery. At around 9:42 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of WinterbourneMore
Salisbury police are looking for two suspects after a man was shot and injured during a Sunday night armed robbery.More
A group of homeless people living in the woods in Wicomico County have been forced to pack up their camp and leave. Police said the group was living in the woods in Fruitland near the Wal-Mart shopping center. WBOC's Bill Mich reports.More