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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Cuts to federal defenders undermine judicial system

    As Americans, we all agree that everyone should get a fair hearing in our nation's courtrooms. Public defenders — lawyers assigned to those unable to afford one — ensure that every American's right to legal counsel, and a fair trial, is...
  • Congressman Harris meets with capacity crowd in Bel Air

    Congressman Harris meets with capacity crowd in Bel Air
    The town commissioners' meeting room in the Bel Air Town Hall as a capacity of 115, and every bit of available space was taken Tuesday evening as local residents crowded in to hear from U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from District 1. Harris, whose...
  • Maryland pays out for federal programs cut in sequester

    Maryland pays out for federal programs cut in sequester
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and state lawmakers for the first time dipped into a $100 million fund set aside to deal with the impact of the federal sequester, lessening the blow of automatic federal spending cuts on the state's poor and elderly. O'Malley...
  • The sequester gives Obama one more chance to blow it

    The sequester gives Obama one more chance to blow it
    In President Barack Obama's running argument with the Republicans in Congress over who's responsible for the legislative stalemate on Capitol Hill, he suffers self-inflicted wounds by continuing to run up the same white flag that undermined his own...
  • Obama proposes 1% pay raise for federal employees

    Obama proposes 1% pay raise for federal employees
    President Barack Obama on Friday proposed a 1 percent raise for civilian federal employees, a move that would end the pay freeze that has been in place for three years as policymakers sought to reduce budget deficits. In a letter to congressional...
  • Federal firefighters push for shift-swap flexibility

    When city or county firefighters have a family event or unexpected obligation pop up on a workday, their solution is familiar to most shift workers: They find a colleague willing to trade hours. But for the roughly 10,000 firefighters employed by the...
  • Congress kicks the can

    Congress kicks the can
    It almost seems like distant history now, but it was really just a few short months ago that President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans, spurred by fear of fiscal chaos, did the unthinkable: They went out to dinner and talked civilly about the...
  • Sequester madness

    Sequester madness
    Nothing short of a miracle — or a sudden onset of rational behavior inside the Capital Beltway — is going to prevent mandatory, across-the-board federal spending cuts from going in effect Friday. It's also clear the public sector workforce...
  • Don't blame Fort McHenry for the sequester

    Don't blame Fort McHenry for the sequester
    Fort McHenry National Monument commemorates the Battle of Baltimore and Francis Scott Key's creation of The Star-Spangled Banner. There were more than 640,000 visitors to the fort in 2011, and they spent $44 million in the Baltimore area. Fort McHenry,...
  • Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?

    Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?
    The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard. Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...
  • Park service says police furloughs no longer needed

    The National Park Service has announced that it no longer needs to furlough U.S. Park Police. The announcement came after Park Police officers — who patrol the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and several sites in Maryland — had served three of...
  • Md. schools concerned cuts will affect next school year

    Md. schools concerned cuts will affect next school year
    Federal education officials warned Wednesday of deep cuts to school systems such as Baltimore's if lawmakers fail to avert across-the-board spending reductions — leaving local schools uncertain how many teachers and programs they can retain next...