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  • Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it

    Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it
    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,...
  • Balto. Co. Council approves raises for council, executive

    Balto. Co. Council approves raises for council, executive
    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...
  • Maryland prison official reassigned after guard is stabbed

    Maryland prison official reassigned after guard is stabbed
    The security chief at a maximum-security prison in Western Maryland was removed from the job after senior-level staff failed to notify a guard of threats against him before he was stabbed by an inmate. The move followed Friday's announcement that a top...
  • Hagerstown inmate tests positive for Legionnaires' disease

    Hagerstown inmate tests positive for Legionnaires' disease
    An inmate at a Western Maryland state prison tested positive for the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease, prompting an investigation of the facility's water and air-conditioning systems, corrections officials said Friday. The inmate, a man in his...
  • Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department

    Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department
    Six weeks after taking over the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is receiving praise from unions, concern from business leaders and hope from others that he will expand the agency's mission. Perez, a former Maryland labor secretary,...
  • Despite controversy, most Harford school athletes have paid to play

    Despite controversy, most Harford school athletes have paid to play
    Despite the ongoing public controversy about it, Harford County's $50 pay-to-play fee to participate in athletics is having little apparent impact on the players themselves. According to a public schools spokesperson, there are 3,050 students on the...
  • 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...
  • Howard teachers union, board negotiations to open to the public

    Howard teachers union, board negotiations to open to the public
    For decades, negotiations between the Howard County Board of Education and county’s teachers union have been held behind closed doors. That’s about to change. In closed session Sept. 26, the board unanimously voted to conduct negotiations in...
  • Public negotiations between Howard school board, teachers hit snag

    Public negotiations between Howard school board, teachers hit snag
    Both the Howard County Board of Education and the county's teachers union want to hold open, public negotiations this year for the first time in decades, but that process has hit a snag before it's even begun. The Howard County Education Association...