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  • Harford airport gets OK to expand; examiner's opinion overrides residents' concerns

    Harford airport gets OK to expand; examiner's opinion overrides residents' concerns
    Harford County's zoning hearing examiner has recommended a special exception be granted to Harford County Airport to expand the facility, despite objections from some people living in the area who expect the expansion to negatively impact their...
  • Catonsville residents urge changes to promote commercial development

    Catonsville residents urge changes to promote commercial development
    An effort to attract investment to the commercial corridors of Baltimore County is underway and three Catonsville residents made the trip to Towson last week in support of the action. The three spoke in favor of a resolution sponsored by 1st District...
  • Stormwater fee flap smoothed over

    Stormwater fee flap smoothed over
    A dispute brewing in Annapolis over a late bid to alter Maryland's storm-water fee law - one that reportedly threatened approval of the state's budget - was resolved Thursday, with lawmakers agreeing to limit a proposed exemption from the controversial...
  • What to expect during today's General Assembly session

    What to expect during today's General Assembly session
    Here are some of the things expected to happen as the General Assembly goes into one of the body's busiest days of the session. TOP NEWS: • Marijuana:┬áThe House will debate marijuana decriminalization, and it's likely that lawmakers could have...
  • Bill to increase minimum wage clears Maryland Senate

    Bill to increase minimum wage clears Maryland Senate
    The plan to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour cleared Maryland's Senate Saturday afternoon. Although lawmakers must still work out details on who would be exempted from the hike and how long it would take to implement, compromises...
  • Lawmakers poised to outlaw shackling of pregnant inmates

    Lawmakers poised to outlaw shackling of pregnant inmates
    Maryland lawmakers are poised to outlaw the shackling of pregnant inmates. The proposed law would make it illegal to shackle incarcerated women while they are in labor, delivery and recovering from giving birth. While legislative analysts said most...
  • Harford council hears concerns about Mt. Soma property getting public water; stun gun bill passes

    Harford County's request to add the proposed 285-apartment Mt. Soma development to the public water system drew some debate at Tuesday's Harford County Council meeting. The development is part of the proposed water and sewer plan update for spring 2014;...
  • Slippery slope on wind bill [Letter]

    Slippery slope on wind bill [Letter]
    The bill designed to kill the wind energy project in Somerset County would have far-reaching and dire implications for the state if passed ("Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state," April 1). It would set a precedent whereby one region of...
  • Senate advances minimum wage hike

    Senate advances minimum wage hike
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's chief legislative priority to raise the minimum wage cleared another hurdle Friday as the Senate granted initial approval after a marathon debate. Lawmakers made 18 different attempts to redraft the proposal that incrementally...
  • A small win for polluters [Editorial]

    A small win for polluters  [Editorial]
    Two years ago, the General Assembly passed a law requiring Maryland's 10 largest jurisdictions to begin imposing a stormwater fee to cover the costs of reducing pollution that results when rain sweeps dog droppings, pesticides, motor oil and other harmful...
  • Don't leave tipped workers behind [Commentary]

    Don't leave tipped workers behind [Commentary]
    No one who works full time in the wealthiest nation in the world should have to raise his or her family in poverty. Yet that has become the reality for so many workers, especially women, across our country as the minimum wage has failed to keep pace...
  • Proposed Harford bill would hold rental property owners accountable

    Proposed Harford bill would hold rental property owners accountable
    Harford County Councilman Dion Guthrie introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow the county to inspect rental properties and require more accountability from property owners. The legislation would let the county inspect rental properties and require...