Blog Roundup: Gov. O’Malley’s Gas Tax Proposal, Common Tax Mistakes, What’s Blooming?
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In the race to meet tax deadlines, Americas are forgetting to include
all sources of taxable income on their tax returns. Personal finance resource www.GoBankingRates.com investigates the five most common mistakes. Americans make when reporting their total income to the IRS.
Earlier this week Governor O’Malley again proposed increasing the gas tax, which, if enacted, would be his 25th consecutive tax hike. The Governor has already enacted 24 tax, toll, and fee increases that have taken an additional $2.4 billion every year out of the pockets of struggling Maryland families and small businesses.
"And while O’Malley is widely touted by pundits as a potential 2016 presidential contender, the poll shows that Hillary Rodham Clinton is wildly more popular in his state," according to a March 2 Post story.
The poll found that the two-term Democrat maintains a 49 percent approval rating–a five point drop compared to a statewide poll released Jan. 23 by Annapolis-based Gonzales Research.
The Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) is the lobbying arm of the Archdiocese of Washington, Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Diocese of Wilmington (DE). It represents the Roman Catholic Church in the Maryland Legislature.
I can remember heavy snow on Easter Sunday and in the following October, an early fall when walks along the shore in Rowayton already revealed no signs of minnows or other life. That’s what I instantly loved about Maryland…a few more weeks of summer and a spring that came a few weeks earlier. A mild winter here ends in February with everyone sunbathing on the squares downtown at lunchtime.
Regular exercise in order to stay healthy is a goal for lots of people, and for many of us it was probably a New Year’s resolution. However, surveys say only about a quarter of all New Year’s resolutions are kept.
I've been seeing stars at yoga. As soon as you see the floor, put your hands down! The instructor is standing in front of me, holding my hips. My hands are in prayer at my heart.
The plan is for me to bend backwards and look for the floor, tilting over and saving myself last minute with my hands. I think most people can probably identify a time when they’ve had to save themselves last minute.