November 19, 1995
An article in yesterday's editions incorrectly indicated that the House and Senate had approved identical versions of the Republicans' bill to balance the budget. In fact, the Senate made minor changes to the House version before passing it. As a result, the House must now approve the Senate's version for the bill to be passed by Congress.The Sun regrets the errors.
October 1, 1991
Gov. William Donald Schaefer announced $450 million in cuts in state spending today to balance the budget for 1992. The cuts will include laying off state workers, slashing aid to counties and cutting assistance for poor people.The Evening Sun wants to know if you think the state should raise taxes to balance the budget instead of making the cuts.Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight.
September 28, 1994
Wise move. A club with no players doesn't need a manager.Real fans don't want to see an 18 1/2 -hour, sensitive, socially significant documentary. They want to see a ball game.The election that was to have been about who didn't balance the budget will be about who killed health care reform.The real Peter Angelos just stood up.
October 2, 1991
By a margin of slightly more than 6 percentage points, callers to SUNDIAL say the state should not raise taxes to balance the budget. Of 1,219 callers yesterday, 650, or 53 percent, were against raising taxes for that purpose. And 569 (46 percent) said the state should raise taxes to balance the budget.Today and tonight, The Evening Sun wants to know more about how you feel about the state budget problems and the economy overall.Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone.
June 26, 1997
WASHINGTON -- With bipartisan support in both chambers, Congress approved far-reaching measures yesterday to curb spending for Medicare and other popular but costly benefit programs.As part of a plan to balance the federal budget for the first time since 1969, the separate but similar bills would trim $140 billion over the next five years.It will take months more, though, to reconcile differences between the two measures and win President Clinton's approval.'Berlin Wall' falls"We are going to balance the budget by 2002.
January 8, 1992
The General Assembly convenes today in Annapolis to begin its 1992 session with the chairman of the Budget and Taxation Committee, Sen. Laurence Levitan, D-Montgomery, calling for an increase in taxes to help the state balance the budget.Levitan's proposal specifically calls for increases in the sales tax, income tax and a nickel-a-gallon increase in the gasoline tax.The Evening Sun wants to know if you would support an increase in any of these taxes to help solve the budget crisis.Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone.