| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:53 PM
As contract negotiations between county schools and the teachers union continue to focus on salary adjustments, union officials have encouraged teachers to take part in two school-day activities they believe will drum up community support for the union....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The marvel of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, which the House of Representatives approved this week, is that for a piece of legislation that's essentially dead on arrival in the Senate, it's going to live on as a political document from now until November....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Responding to utility bill spikes that accompanied this winter's extreme cold, Maryland regulators took steps Friday to bring customers some relief.
With the changes included in the Public Service Commission order, customers now can change energy...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 3:21 PM
A slowdown in revenue has Baltimore school officials scrambling for budget adjustments that won't require the system to raid its rainy-day fund or cut central office positions and school programs.
Officials face a $31 million deficit in next year's...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Netflix's Capitol Hill drama "House of Cards" may receive millions more in tax credits to continue filming in Maryland, now that the General Assembly has agreed to make more funding available. But the local arts community may not like the politics.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Finding the road to a healthy economic policy sometimes is a matter of getting behind the wheel the proper performance vehicle. Driving the new Corvette Stingray is as enlightening as it is thrilling. The engine roars to life and propels you effortlessly,...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:05 AM
On the day that Carroll County Commissioners received their first briefing on next year's budget, Carroll County Education Association (CCEA) officials made sure that education funding was at the forefront of commissioners' minds.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Maryland House Republicans offered an alternative to Gov. Martin O'Malley's spending plan Tuesday, suggesting the state limit spending to 1 percent above last year.
The minority caucus, dramatically outnumbered in the House of Delegates, push an...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:41 AM
In a budget of $454 million, the estimated $309,500 that would be generated, had the pay-to-play fees not been ended in the Harford County Public Schools budget for the coming year, amounts to just about 0.07 percent.
For the past several years, the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:39 PM
No hearing before the Howard County Board of Education in recent years has ever drawn more than 200 or so people — not even redistricting.
But the board room Thursday, Jan. 29 was filled to the brim with more than 300 people, and across the parking...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Students from school districts across the state testified Thursday in opposition to a state Senate bill that would strip the student member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education of full voting rights.
They presented their arguments to members of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:46 AM
Anne Arundel County is moving to restart its police cadet program, which was eliminated more than a decade ago in a round of budget cuts.
Officials said this week that for about $180,000 per year, the county's Police Department could hire 10 part-time...