| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Union officials warned Thursday that as many as 200 maintenance workers and building monitors at Baltimore's public housing properties could lose their jobs under a plan intended to infuse the buildings with private money.
Employees such as maintenance...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her decision to require nonessential Baltimore employees to travel to work Thursday or stay home and use vacation time, saying residents need services in severe weather.
Union representatives said the decision...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
State officials say they have blocked service at the Baltimore City Detention Center for the contraband cellphones that have long fueled gang activity there.
Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to announce Friday the recent activation of a "managed...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:52 PM
The state corrections department has ousted the warden of a Western Maryland prison who imposed months of restrictions on inmates following a series of attacks on corrections officers.
Warden Bobby Shearin said he was placed on administrative leave...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Not long ago state officials in Maryland faced a technology roadblock that anyone who works at a private company would find quaint: There was no easy way to blast an email to the entire workforce.
For an administration led by an early BlackBerry addict,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Tuesday that he will push for raising the minimum wage in Maryland to $10.10 an hour over the next two years, with automatic increases after that to keep pace with inflation.
O'Malley appeared at an evening rally outside...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:57 PM
State lawmakers and some local politicians are considering raising their own salaries in 2014 — proposals that supporters say might have more traction now that Maryland is a few years out of the recession.
This week, a state commission...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Baltimore County Council members approved Wednesday a $25,000 raise for the county executive, as well as an $8,500 boost for their own positions.
All seven members voted in favor of the increases. The raises will take effect in December and bring the...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Maryland's largest state workers union will ask the General Assembly to undo a Court of Appeals ruling that would erode traditional seniority protections for thousands of public employees.
The state's highest court held last week that when jobs reopen...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Anne Arundel County government officials say the days of delays are gone for employees opening and responding to email messages. More than 6,000 county government email addresses were switched this month from an old system called GroupWise to a Google-...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Federal authorities have charged 14 more corrections officers with corruption at the Baltimore jail, adding new breadth to allegations that the Black Guerrilla Family essentially took over the downtown detention center.
The officers were among 19...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Maryland's largest state employees' union will throw its support behind Sen. Brian E. Frosh in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.
AFSCME Council 3 will hold a rally Saturday in Baltimore to announce its endorsement of...