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  • No Brain, No Gain?: Here's a short history of the Gov's brain-optional priorities, as defined by the term that won't die.

  • Your Tax Dollars At Shirk

    An audit of the state agency that doles out loans and grants to corporations on the theory that they'll create lots of jobs has (again) found no confirmation of the jobs created. As it did in 2001 and 2005, the state Department of Legislative Audits...

    ACORN Update (again)

    I goofed. As everyone knows, ACORN does—or did—receive federal grants through HUD and other agencies. This, perhaps not surprisingly, despite a claim on its web site to the contrary: Does ACORN Recieve Federal Funding? The Association of...

    The Governor Responds to Suggestions

    Two months ago when Gov. O'Malley opened his e-mail box for budget suggestions, I sent a few lines and links to two stories—one on MMG, the other on Commercial Fuel Systems. Both these contracts are sole-source, shady, and expensive compared to what...

    Department of Legislative Audits Reviews Rosewood Closure

    A report released yesterday by the state Office of Legislative Audits revealed the results of an audit of the Rosewood Center, a state-run facility in Baltimore County that provided treatment to developmentally disabled individuals until it closed its...