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Analysis: Maryland House members rank 19th most frugal on spending votes

Compared to other states, the U.S. House delegation from Maryland ranked 19th lowest in spending based on how they voted on key fiscal measures, according to a new analysis by the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

Maryland ranks No. 7 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Maryland was rated seventh best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Maryland ranked 3rd most affected by government shutdown

Maryland ranked No. 3 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: Baltimore ranks 12th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts.

Baltimore ranks 12th worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Charlotte Russe files Chapter 11; will close 94 stores in U.S., including 6 in Maryland

Charlotte Russe Holdings Corporation, the parent company for women’s clothing retailer Charlotte Russe, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday and announced that it intends to close six of its 13 stores in Maryland.

Maryland ranked No. 40 in 2019 business climate index

Maryland finished at No. 40 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Analysis: Maryland posts 38th highest drop in food stamps participants

Maryland ranked No. 38 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Maryland not on track to tax online sales

Maryland is not compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Maryland posted 31st highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Maryland ranked No. 31 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Maryland posted 13th highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Maryland ranked No. 13 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Maryland posted 25th highest individual income tax rate in 2018

Maryland ranked No. 25 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

Maryland gets ‘D’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Maryland ranked No. 37 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Maryland ranked No. 35 in average charitable giving

Maryland residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $5,248 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Maryland has 22nd highest home vacancy rate in nation

Maryland posted the 22nd highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

2 Maryland Sears and Kmart stores to close in March

Sears and Kmart stores in Maryland will close their doors in March as part of the parent company’s restructuring plans, Sears Holdings Corp. said this week.

Johns Hopkins University has most student athletes in Maryland

Johns Hopkins University ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to a Maryland Business Daily analysis of college sports participation.

Maryland’s population rose 0.3% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Maryland’s population increased by 17,827, or 0.3 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Baltimore 67% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Baltimore is $152.61, 67 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

College wrestling earned over $600,000 for Maryland schools in 2016

University of Maryland-College Park wrestling brought in $12,352 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Maryland that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

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