During his State of the Union address, President Obama declared “middle class economics” to be a priority of his administration. Among his promises: Expanded tax breaks for middle class families and government-paid tuition for community college. Obama also vowed to raise taxes on the country’s wealthier citizens while closing corporate tax loopholes. We'll discuss the Obama tax plan, and Governor Larry Hogan’s budget, out this week, which includes across-the-board cuts to state agencies, but sustains funding for K-12 education. Our guests: Washington College history professor Richard Striner; and Ben Orr, executive director of the Maryland Center on Economic Policy.
By Dan Rodricks • Jan 23, 2015