| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Well, so much for the return of reason to the Congressional budget debate.
Even before the ink was dry on the bipartisan agreement that is supposed to stabilize the budget debate for the next two years — and before the Senate has even voted on the...
| Oct 13, 2013
After plunging early in the week over fears that the United States might default on its debts, stocks rallied Thursday and Friday after House Republicans showed a willingness to temporarily extend the debt ceiling for six weeks.
Investors clearly were...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Six months after Baltimore pulled its speed and red light cameras offline because of mistakes, officials say the city's vendor still isn't ready to begin issuing tickets — and no one can say when the program will resume.
The city counts on the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Carroll County received positive credit ratings, including one upgrade, from bond rating agencies after the county's annual bond review in New York.
Carroll received a AAA rating, the highest possible, from both Fitch Services and Standard and Poor's...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Edward Joseph "Ned" McNeal Sr., who served in the General Assembly and who later headed the Credit Bureau of Baltimore, died at Sinai Hospital on Wednesday after suffering a fall at his home. The Timonium resident was 86.
Born in Baltimore and raised on...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 5:08 PM
After a surgical scandal involving a cardiologist brought St. Joseph Medical Center to its knees, the medical staff left behind struggled to move forward.
Patients and doctors fled in droves after the scandal broke in 2009. Negative headlines beat at...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:10 AM
A year ago, it was difficult for taxpayers to do last-minute tax planning because of uncertainty surrounding expiring tax breaks from the Bush era.
Lawmakers were at loggerheads on which, if any, deductions and credits to keep and whether to let tax...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:13 AM
A George Mason University study of six cities in "fiscal distress" has concluded that Baltimore is demonstrating "resiliency" and is on "reasonably solid financial footing."
The report, which comes after Detroit's municipal bankruptcy, analyzed the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Several years ago, Baltimore County government realized that the runaway costs of employee health care and pension benefits needed to be reined in or our taxpayers would be stuck with a huge bill to pay. The county remains committed to providing quality...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Critics of city subsidies for the $1 billion Harbor Point project clashed Wednesday with supporters of the waterfront development that the mayor has called a "once-in-a-generation opportunity."
About 100 demonstrators, some wearing baseball-style "Tax...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Baltimore officials say Detroit's bankruptcy filing this week is a cautionary tale for the city that underscores the need to fix a $750 million structural deficit before the situation here grows similarly dire.
"It is on my mind every day," Mayor...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Legg Mason Inc. announced the appointment of Dennis M. Kass, an independent director and former CEO, as its new chairman during the annual shareholders meeting Tuesday.
Kass, 62, joined the board of the Baltimore-based money manager in April and replaces...