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  • House race a loss for labor, too

    As he campaigned in the most closely watched congressional race in Maryland, state Sen. Rob Garagiola had an advantage his fellow Democratic candidates envied: the support of the politically powerful labor movement. More than a stamp of approval,...
  • Maryland Dream Act defenders want to "educate" voters

    Defenders of the state's Dream Act say voter education will be key to their success in November, when Marylanders weigh-in on a new law that lets some illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition. "Our goal will be be education about what the Dream Act...
  • Young's plan makes for a better budget

    Young's plan makes for a better budget
    Finalizing the city budget will be the most important decision the Baltimore City Council will make this year. The allocation of the city's revenue will help determine Baltimoreans' level of education, job readiness, security, and overall peace and...
  • Occupy Baltimore protesters seek to remain until April

    Occupy Baltimore protesters seek to remain until April
    Occupy Baltimore protesters have asked city officials for permission to remain in an Inner Harbor park until April, according to an application submitted to the city. Protesters delivered applications for permits to use the park to both Mayor Stephanie...
  • Cummings launches probe of for-profit schools

    Cummings launches probe of for-profit schools
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said Monday he is launching an investigation into the salaries and bonuses paid to the top executives of for-profit colleges, noting that a majority of their revenue comes from students who are receiving federal tuition aid....
  • O'Malley: Benefits of Exelon-CEG merger go beyond rate credit

    O'Malley: Benefits of Exelon-CEG merger go beyond rate credit
    While Maryland business, labor and environmental groups backed a $1 billion settlement between Gov. Martin O'Malley and Exelon Corp. related to the Chicago company's buyout of Constellation Energy Group, not everyone was satisfied. Merger opponent EDF...
  • Wind energy needs union workers

    Wind energy needs union workers
    There has been a lot said and written about a project labor agreement (PLA) being implemented for the proposed Maryland offshore wind energy project. When the time arrives for investments to be made in the construction of this critical project, there will...
  • Another labor group to back same-sex marriage

    Maryland's AFL-CIO, a 300,000-member strong labor union, will back the same-sex marriage legislation, marking a key endorsement from a powerful political force in the state. The group last month passed a resolution supportive of gay unions, and will hold...
  • Baltimore officials kept close eye on Occupy

    Baltimore officials kept close eye on Occupy
    Brian C. Rogers, chairman of the Baltimore-based money management giant T. Rowe Price, works in the corporate office high-rise towering over an Inner Harbor park. And for weeks, the company overlooked a group of protesters beating drums, pitching tents...
  • Protesters head to D.C. to decry economic inequality

    Civil rights veteran Helena Hicks had walked much of the route already, many years ago — decades before the nation's capital memorialized the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in stone. Some things have changed dramatically since then, others not so...
  • Rouse retirees lose health benefits

    General Growth Properties Inc., the Chicago real estate giant that bought the Columbia developer Rouse Co. in November, is dropping company-paid health and life insurance for Rouse retirees - a move that follows a national trend but breaks with Rouse's...
  • Debate swirls around CEO pay

    Being a chief executive is a tough job but the pay is pretty good. Unlike many Americans whose salaries aren't keeping up with inflation, chief executives are seeing their compensation packages rise by 13 percent annually, one study says. A tight market...