| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:16 AM
It is not every day that a state senator objects to a business in his district receiving a state-subsidized loan to renovate or revitalize a building. Sen. James Brochin's opposition to a proposed $240,000 loan to The Greene Turtle in Towson rests on...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Daniel Medinger isn't used to being the center of attention. The former journalist made a career for decades as an observer and purveyor of the news.
But Monday morning, he stepped into the spotlight with an announcement that he will run for state...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Baltimore's liquor board is reforming the way it does business — cutting staff, adding supervision and imposing new work rules — after a state audit revealed a lax work ethic and spotty enforcement, its chairman told lawmakers Tuesday.
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Herman Katkow, a retired clothing store owner who became the voice of Baltimore's small retail entrepreneur in City Hall, Annapolis and Congress, died of kidney failure Thursday at Vantage House in Columbia. The Mount Washington resident was 95.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:48 AM
It is time for our state to have independent audits of all departments and agencies.
The appalling misuse of federal education funding discovered earlier this year is already well known. Baltimore City and Prince George's County schools wasted over...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Derek Howell, chairman of the Harford County Republican Central Committee, filed Tuesday to run for the Maryland State Senate in District 34, which covers southern and central Harford County.
"We are perpetually being told that what is wanted is a...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:45 PM
The newest candidate for the House of Delegates in a district that includes parts of Baltimore and Howard counties has some big -- and soft -- shoes to fill.
Renee McGuirk-Spence announced Tuesday that she has filed to run as a Democrat for one of three...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:10 AM
The Prince George's County Council last week unanimously passed a bill creating a lending program for banks and small businesses in the county.
The bill requires the county to keep at least $10 million in deposits in community banks, which would then...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:32 AM
The long-anticipated Carroll County Fiber Network is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, and the county could see new businesses forming or relocating to the county because of the network as soon as six months after that date.
The pace of new...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:07 AM
There is widespread agreement that the U.S. can become more competitive in the global marketplace if it lowers its corporate tax rate. There's also a consensus that the nation needs to spend more money on its vital infrastructure. So one might assume that...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:57 PM
A new manufacturing documentary that will get an advance screening in Baltimore this week suggests that average Americans aren't powerless to stop job loss in the sector.
It's a simple and surprisingly old message that has seen a resurgence since the...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:52 PM
An O'Malley administration plan to lend $240,000 to a Towson sports bar to finance its expansion is raising questions about the role of government in promoting economic development.
This week, the Board of Public Works opted to delay deciding whether to...