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  • Gansler calls for ban on outside spending in governor's race

    Gansler calls for ban on outside spending in governor's race
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler called on his Democratic rivals Tuesday to pledge not to allow third-party spending in the race for governor. "We're trying to keep the fundraising contribution lines clean and limit the outside groups buying...
  • Union will ask Assembly to restore seniority rights

    Union will ask Assembly to restore seniority rights
    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...
  • Annapolis reaches agreements with employee unions

    Annapolis reaches agreements with employee unions
    The City of Annapolis struck agreements with four employee unions on Monday, giving employees raises and changing their health benefits in retirement. Mayor Josh Cohen, who will stand re-election next week, said the four-year agreements are a "real...
  • Anne Arundel government goes for the Gmail

    Anne Arundel government goes for the Gmail
    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-...
  • Baltimore BGF jail smuggling case hits 19 more suspects

    Baltimore BGF jail smuggling case hits 19 more suspects
    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...
  • Neuman calls Arundel retiree benefits system unsustainable

    Neuman calls Arundel retiree benefits system unsustainable
    Saying Anne Arundel County is "on a path to bankruptcy if it doesn't address this issue," County Executive Laura Neuman told county government employees Monday that significant changes to retiree health care plans must occur to repair a system she...
  • Arundel's Neuman proposes retiree health changes

    Arundel's Neuman proposes retiree health changes
    Anne Arundel County government employees would have to work longer to get health insurance in retirement, and the county would pay for a smaller portion of the coverage under a bill proposed Thursday by the county executive. County Executive Laura...
  • Balto. County, AFSCME agree to contract

    Baltimore County has reached a three-year labor agreement with AFSCME Local 921, whose members had been working without a contract for more than a year. The new contract guarantees no furloughs or layoffs through 2016. It also provides employees a 3...
  • Sheriff's union reaches labor agreement with Baltimore County

    Sheriff's union reaches labor agreement with Baltimore County
    Baltimore County sheriff's deputies are the latest group of employees to reach a three-year labor agreement with the county. County officials said Wednesday that members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 25 approved a contract similar to...
  • AFSCME council endorses Frosh

    AFSCME council endorses Frosh
    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...
  • Gansler proposes ban on outside spending

    Gansler proposes ban on outside spending
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler asked his Democratic rivals Tuesday to keep third-party spending out of the race for governor, pointing to other states where such agreements are said to have cut down on negative attack ads. Gansler's call for a...
  • Brown to accept AFSCME endorsement

    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown will continue racking up labor endorsements of his 2014 run for governor Tuesday when he picks up the support of the largest union of state government employees. Brown, a Democrat, will visit South Baltimore to accept the...