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  • Republicans need to do better

    Republicans need to do better
    As one who worked in and around a few presidential campaigns, I'm always troubled and honestly quite alarmed when potential presidential candidates ask staff, focus groups, and tea leaves what their message should be and who in essence, they are. As a...
  • Some taxpayers will be getting their refunds on a prepaid card

    Some taxpayers will be getting their refunds on a prepaid card
    Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is hawking a prepaid card. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian briefly offered a prepaid card before it was pulled off the market. Then earlier this month, the Treasury Department announced that it would allow some taxpayers to...
  • Debt debate puts federal workers on edge

    WASHINGTON — As the pitched battle over the nation’s debt crisis shifts to the White House, federal employees in Maryland are bracing for a series of benefit cuts they say would have a devastating effect on the state’s economy. Months...
  • For older, out-of-work residents, the future looks grim

    For older, out-of-work residents, the future looks grim
    Kathleen Harwell can't imagine what life on the streets would be like for a 59-year-old woman with diabetes and high blood pressure, but she's afraid she'll soon find out. After nearly two years without work and no luck finding a new job, the Laurel...
  • Audit: Md. paid mental health claims to patients listed as dead

    The agency that manages the state's mental health system paid claims to dead people and didn't adequately verify that other patients qualified for state assistance, according to a legislative audit released Wednesday. The audit said the Mental Hygiene...
  • Baltimore employee stole $55,000 by forging time sheets, reports says

    A Baltimore public works employee bilked the city of $55,000 in wages by altering electronic time sheets over four years, according to a report released Wednesday by the city inspector general. The employee, who was not named, was fired after an...
  • On the job training for elected officials can be tough, and costly

    Often, the best ideas for a column come from readers. One reader recently objected to a column about Republicans vs. Democrats and said the real issue for voters is, instead, the people vs. elected officials of both parties. He wanted to throw all the...
  • Wrong move for the SSA

     Wrong move for the SSA
    There is much excitement in the Frederick County Office of Economic Development these days. Late last month, the federal government purchased vacant land in an industrial park in Urbana on which it will relocate and upgrade the Social Security...
  • Federal judge: Balt. police and fire pensions harmed

    A Maryland federal judge ruled Tuesday that some Baltimore public employees' pensions were harmed by the city's elimination last year of payments tied to market returns. U.S. District Court Judge Marvin J. Garbis decided that police and firefighters...
  • Md. high court keeps firm on hook for state pension funds

    Maryland's highest court ruled Wednesday that an actuarial firm is on the hook for about $73 million after making mistakes in valuations for three state retirement programs over more than two decades. The Court of Appeals supported the Board of...
  • Report: Housing costs out of reach for many workers

    Report: Housing costs out of reach for many workers
    A broad swath of workers in the Baltimore region — including those landing jobs in the sector doing the most hiring these days — do not earn enough to afford a home or even to rent a two-bedroom apartment on their salaries alone. That's the...
  • Cuts to Social Security and Medicare should be off limits

    Congress must raise the debt limit and balance the budget, but not on the backs of senior citizens. The first thing everyone wants to do is cut Social Security and Medicare. The Republicans say it is an entitlement, but I'm sorry: We paid for it every...