VIA WASHINGTON POST: Shrinking paychecks for some of Maryland’s wealthiest residents, along with new data showing wages falling across the state, will mean smaller state income-tax payments headed to Annapolis next spring and a budget problem twice the size of what officials predicted just months ago. Maryland faces a budget hole of almost $2 billion […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: Maryland state employees will be forced to take as many as 10 days of unpaid leave as part of a new round of budget cuts that Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to propose this week, aides said. The $470 million in mid-year cuts that O’Malley (D) is expected to formally propose Wednesday will […]