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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

20071024 Columns in The Tentacle that touch upon business and economics

Columns in The Tentacle that touch upon business and economics

October 24, 2007 – Kevin Dayhoff

Recently I’ve been up to my ears in “file maintenance” and as a result I thought I’d at least get some value out of the exercise. (Read: I wanted to justify the massive headache I accumulated…) I get quite a few requests as to where to find this and that column on various aspects of economics and business and I sure hope this may save me some time in the future… Whatever…

August 15, 2007

The Subprime Mortgage Mania Mess

Kevin E. Dayhoff

After several weeks of Wall Street volatility, it appears that the market has hopefully finally exhaled and calmed down.

June 20, 2007

Earmarks: A Bridge to Bankruptcy

Kevin E. Dayhoff

After months of bitter fighting, the surge on "earmarks," our own homegrown version of economic terrorism, continues to meet stiff resistance.

May 30, 2007

A Pain in the Gas

Kevin E. Dayhoff

With the Memorial Day weekend behind us, so begins the summer driving season. Increasingly a critical part of the summer getaway calculus is congested roadways and the cost of gasoline.

February 12, 2007

The Great Maryland Electric War

Kevin E. Dayhoff

With a Democratic governor in the statehouse, Ken Schisler out of the way, and the proposed merger of Constellation Energy and Florida Light and Power stopped, it would appear that the Democrat controlled Maryland General Assembly has succeeded with most of its election goals from last year's gubernatorial contest.

February 7, 2007

The Electrocution of Ken Schisler

Kevin E. Dayhoff

On January 29 Public Service Commission Chairman Ken Schisler resigned. Appointed just after the Ehrlich administration moved into the second floor of the statehouse, Mr. Schisler decided not to serve the remaining year of his five-year term.

November 29, 2006

Blackwater and municipal red ink run deep

Kevin E. Dayhoff

The state announced in November it was going to purchase hundreds of critically sensitive acres in the vicinity of the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore.

October 11, 2006

A Sale from Hell

Kevin E. Dayhoff

In the wee early morning hours of Monday, PNC, a $94.9 billion bank based in Pittsburgh announced that an agreement had been reached to purchase Maryland's largest independent bank, Mercantile Bankshares Corporation, in a $6 billion deal.

September 6, 2006

An Apple for The Governor

Kevin E. Dayhoff

It certainly appears that improving education in Maryland is developing into one of the main election issues for Marylanders this fall.

June 7, 2006

Electrocuting The Elephant

Kevin E. Dayhoff

In response to a judge's decision on May 30 to overturn Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s "April Plan," to phase-in increases in electric rates, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) decided last Friday to go back to the original "March Plan" to phase in Baltimore Gas & Electric's deregulated electric rates due to go into effect July 1.

May 3, 2006

Congressional Pork: The Other Red Meat

Kevin E. Dayhoff

A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll provided insight into the mind of the electorate. We are tired of pork, otherwise known as “earmarks.” And, rightfully so.

April 5, 2006

Shock and Amps – the Second Candle

Kevin E. Dayhoff

Members of the Maryland General Assembly’s leadership deserve a lifetime achievement award for ducking their responsibilities, scapegoating and obfuscating the truth in their response to the rate caps coming off Baltimore Gas and Electric as a result of the 1999 electric deregulation legislation.

April 4, 2006

Shock and Amps

Kevin E. Dayhoff

The recent power surge of Maryland General Assembly legislative initiatives in response to the end of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s electric rate price freeze ought to be referred to as the “Omnibus Rolling Blackout Acts of 2006.”

March 22, 2006

The Art of Community

Kevin E. Dayhoff

Quality of life issues, including, but certainly not limited to, growth and sprawl, traffic congestion, overcrowded schools, art and cultural opportunities, and local community employment are on the minds of citizens throughout Maryland.

February 8, 2006

Why Tax Military Pensions?

Kevin E. Dayhoff

In his State of the State address, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich mentioned an important legislative proposal to “exempt from state taxes military retirement income earned by those with two decades of service.”

October 19, 2005

“The Sun and the Bay”

Kevin E. Dayhoff

A big advantage of advancing age is that you get to recognize news media silliness when it happens. Many in the agriculture community did not find the July 26th article in Baltimore’s Sun by Tom Pelton to be silly and are quite annoyed.

October 12, 2005

Working on the Farm

Kevin E. Dayhoff

On September 20 the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) released its long awaited olive branch to the agriculture community in Maryland. CBF was founded in 1967 and their website reports that it "is the largest conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Chesapeake Bay watershed."

August 12, 2005

Maryland Agriculture’s Seat at the Table - Part 3

Kevin E. Dayhoff

Last February, Gov. Robert Ehrlich announced that he would be conducting a forum on the issues of Agriculture in Maryland on February 13, 2006, at the Prince George's County Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro.

August 11, 2005

Maryland Agriculture's Seat at the Table - Part 2

Kevin E. Dayhoff

When it comes to Maryland Agriculture, we are in a deep hole and need to climb out. Moreover, it seems that the hole has been getting deeper while we have tried to turn things around.

August 10, 2005

Agriculture's Seat at the Table - Part 1

Kevin E. Dayhoff

When Gov. Robert Ehrlich first took office, one of the many welcome things he said was that agriculture in Maryland "had a seat at the table."

July 15, 2005

Local Government’s Nuclear Option – Part 3

Kevin E. Dayhoff

Immediately after the U. S. Constitution was adopted, few questioned the public taking of land for a new national capital. Two hundred years later, I am not quite sure our Founding Fathers meant to allow a Donald Trump to convince the Atlantic City government to condemn the home of an elderly widow so he could build a limousine parking lot.

July 14, 2005

Local Government’s Nuclear Option – Part 2

Kevin E. Dayhoff

Before 1954, eminent domain issues were primarily focused on the government’s ability to lawfully obtain private land for public projects and just compensation. Since 1954, in the current era of the eminent domain mess, the issue has been extended to deal with the expansionist liberal Supreme Court’s interpretation of the definition of public use to include: “highest and best use” private sector economic development.

July 13, 2005

Local Government’s Nuclear Option – Part 1

Kevin E. Dayhoff

I have heard it said that no property, money or individuals’ rights are safe when the Democrat-controlled Maryland General Assembly is in session. After June 23, 2005, perhaps we can expand that to say: or when the U.S. Supreme Court is in session.

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