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  • Harford approves latest contract for water and sewer authority study

    Harford approves latest contract for water and sewer authority study
    The first step was to get everybody involved to agree to study the merits of creating a quasi-governmental agency to own and operate all the local water and sewer systems in Harford County. The second step is more complicated and expensive: Sort through...
  • Land planned for annexation by Havre de Grace to get a tax break

    Land planned for annexation by Havre de Grace to get a tax break
    The owners of land west of Havre de Grace who are seeking to have their properties annexed could get a 10-year waiver of city property taxes, if the annexation resolution in its current format is approved by the city council. The process of annexing the...
  • Federal employee unions look to improve image of workforce

    Federal employee unions look to improve image of workforce
    Howard Friedman has heard the chatter from his own community to Capitol Hill — sometimes questions, sometimes complaints about the federal workforce, its size and its cost. The Gaithersburg man, an attorney and union leader at the U.S. Patent...
  • Birth injury fund would let bad doctors off the hook [Letter]

    Birth injury fund would let bad doctors off the hook [Letter]
    A recent article reported that Maryland is considering legislation to establish a state fund to compensate babies born with brain injuries, similar to Virginia's law ("Maryland bill would create birth injury fund," Feb. 10). This would be a mistake....
  • Jos. A. Bank rejects latest Men's Wearhouse bid

    Jos. A. Bank rejects latest Men's Wearhouse bid
    The first crack in Jos. A. Bank Clothier's resolve to remain independent emerged Thursday as the menswear retailer rejected Men's Wearhouse's increased hostile takeover offer but said it would meet with its rival to discuss a merger. Men's Wearhouse...
  • Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally

    Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally
    Building on the Dream Act approved by voters in 2012, Democrat Anthony G. Brown proposed Thursday that Maryland provide low-interest college loans to the children of workers who are in this country illegally. Brown's proposal came on a busy day in the...
  • Franchot says state will find some money to aid Severna Park High project

    Franchot says state will find some money to aid Severna Park High project
    Calling Severna Park High School "one of the highest-performing, worst facilities I've ever seen in this state," Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said this week the state will come up with money to help Anne Arundel County Public Schools replace the...
  • Harford school board president to skip meeting with legislators

    Harford school board president to skip meeting with legislators
    Harford County Board of Education President Nancy Reynolds has informed county legislators she doesn't plan to attend a requested meeting in Annapolis Friday, called in part to clear the air over what some legislators consider a major protocol gaffe by...
  • Cummings says colleges misleading applicants about financial aid

    Cummings says colleges misleading applicants about financial aid
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland alleged this week that more than 100 universities, including Goucher College and Loyola University Maryland, are violating federal law by requiring applicants to fill out extra forms that determine their eligibility for...
  • Maryland puts $25 million toward capacity building on Washington metro system

    Maryland puts $25 million toward capacity building on Washington metro system
    Gov. Martin O'Malley pledged $25 million in state capital funding to add capacity and reduce crowding on the metro system of Washington on Wednesday, as part of a joint investment with Virginia and the District of Columbia. Maryland's two neighboring...
  • Towns need transportation tax dollars [Letter]

    Towns need transportation tax dollars [Letter]
    We appreciate The Baltimore Sun editorial board discussing the plight of local governments in a recent editorial on transportation infrastructure spending ("Transportation taxes again?" Feb. 24). As the article correctly states, funding for local...
  • Mayor creates post to oversee hundreds of millions of grant dollars

    Mayor creates post to oversee hundreds of millions of grant dollars
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to create a post in her administration to oversee hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money after the city's finance director found that agencies can't account for as much as $40 million. The city received...