| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Around the holidays, I usually write a year-end review column. Highlights and lowlights from Maryland or American politics and culture — that sort of thing.
But this year, as we pass from 2013 into 2014, I want to try something a little different....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Nearly two out of every three people signing up for health care coverage so far on Maryland's troubled insurance exchange qualified for Medicaid — helping the state top its goal for the program's enrollment.
Enrolling more lower-income residents...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Harford County's state legislators are making arrangements to head back to Annapolis for the opening day of the Maryland General Assembly this coming Wednesday, and the big issues for many of them will be jobs, taxes and state funding for local needs....
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:35 AM
The Howard County Housing department will start accepting applications for the county's Moderate Income Housing Unit program on Thursday, Jan. 2. The January open enrollment period for the program will end Friday, Jan. 31.
The MIHU program requires...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Just a few months before Artemus Werts stood before classes in Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, he had to relearn math concepts he hadn't reviewed in years.
Werts, a 2011 Rutgers graduate who joined Baltimore's teaching corps through Teach for...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Tax credits for the film and cybersecurity industries could expand as part of the legislative session that starts Wednesday.
Gov. Martin O'Malley is interested in adding money to the programs, said aides, who declined to provide details. The governor...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Maryland Republican legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to make tax reduction, including repeal of the so-called "rain tax," their top priority for the 90-day General Assembly session that begins Wednesday.
After a briefing at which GOP lawmakers were told...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Raising the minimum wage in Maryland will be the top issue for leading Democrats when state lawmakers return to Annapolis on Wednesday to embark on their annual legislative session.
Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to champion the idea in his final year in...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The owners of AccuPay, a Bel Air payroll services firm accused of failing to pay state and federal income tax withholdings for as many as 600 clients last year, are planning to sell their Bel Air home and its contents at auction next month.
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:36 PM
When his private dentist passed away, Henry Yeakel quickly searched for a new dental home. While some might have thumbed through a phone book to find the closest provider, Yeakel didn't have that luxury. He needed a dentist who could cater to his unique...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a "war on poverty," the consequence of which was a slew of government programs aimed at improving the lives of struggling Americans. It has become fashionable among political conservatives to...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley proposed a $39 billion state budget Wednesday that puts more money toward education, prisons and the environment, but calls for no new fees or taxes.
"This budget should be an articulation of who we are and what's important to us,"...