Kelly Blair, a banker from the Baltimore suburbs, spends hundreds of dollars online every year buying gifts and household supplies like pet food and shampoo. She doesn’t check to see whether she owes sales tax -- though her home state of Maryland says that she should.
Paul Kevin Curtis played the young Elvis at an annual Tupelo festival honoring the Mississippi city’s most famous son and strummed his guitar at night outside his home in a subsidized housing project an hour to the north.
Sugar Land, Texas, plans to pump $50 million into new parks around the city of 85,000, just the kind of project President Barack Obama wants to revitalize the U.S. economy by spurring investment in aging infrastructure.
Maryland lawmakers passed a ban on sales of assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, a step sought by Governor Martin O’Malley in response to the December school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
Maryland will ban dozens of assault- style weapons and impose new licensing requirements on handgun owners under a bill that would make it the latest state to impose new limits after the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.