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  • 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...
  • If fixing Social Security is so easy, why doesn't somebody do it?

    The Sun today comments on arguments made by Republican candidates for president on Social Security ("Social Security sets off sparks," Sept. 14). While acknowledging that the financing of Social Security in its present state is a "problem," The Sun...
  • The Interview: Mark Kaufman

    The Interview: Mark Kaufman
    Maryland's financial regulators have been busy for several years now, sorting through the fallout from the financial crisis and the real estate collapse. The Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation oversees state-chartered banks and is...
  • 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...
  • Don't mess with my Social Security

    I am a senior citizen. My husband is a senior citizen. Ninety-five percent of our friends are senior citizens. We go out to eat, we see a movie occasionally, we bowl duck pins or ten pins. We travel by plane or on a tour bus and go on cruises. The...
  • Ready for some football

    Ready for some football
    The fight between billionaires and millionaires may be close to ending. That is how many Americans, including President Obama, viewed the labor dispute between the owners and players in the National Football League. There were other, legitimate debates...
  • With editorials like these, who needs the comics?

    Really? According to The Sun, Social Security is a successful, financially solvent, program that isn't in any real danger ("Social Security sets off sparks," Sept. 13)! Where does The Sun get it's non-facts, from the latest fiction book on the New York...
  • No easy fixes for Social Security woes

    I find that the recent editorial in The Sun regarding Social Security falls far short of the reality of the situation ("Social Security sets off sparks," Sept. 14). Joe Biden said the same thing the editorial did on a CNN interview before the last...