| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:26 PM
After an unplanned post-election delay, the Havre de Grace City Council passed the city's 2015 budget after reconvening Wednesday night and agreeing to shift some revenue and restore two previously planned cuts.
Council members also agreed to a hiring...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Take a minute and Google the term "Internal Revenue Service" or "IRS," and you will find no shortage of famous quotes from people who are fearful of it. The federal agency has been compared to the Gestapo, the Mafia and the Lord Almighty. Such is the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:19 AM
The lackluster economy prompted Gov. Martin O'Malley to propose erasing $84 million in planned spending for next year.
Just a day after the new state budget took effect, O'Malley persuaded the Board of Public Works unanimously to approve a modest set of...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to seek $77 million in cuts to a budget that's barely 24 hours old is a sobering reminder that the state's economic recovery is tenuous at best. Maryland experienced no gross domestic product growth last year, and job...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 8:06 AM
A chain-link fence marks the edge of Aberdeen Proving Ground, an Army installation where a nationwide base reorganization was supposed to bring so many people and jobs to Harford County that officials worried they would not have the space or resources...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Second in a series of profiles of candidates for governor.
If a political resume were enough for victory, David R. Craig would be a sure thing to win the Republican nomination for governor.
Havre de Grace city councilman, mayor, member of the House of...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:05 PM
The Annapolis City Council adopted a $96.5 million operating budget early Tuesday morning that lays off seven employees, increases a tax on businesses and increases some parking fines.
The budget also eliminates the Annapolis Economic Development Corp.,...
| May 9, 2014
| 3:15 AM
The recent controversial decision by Harford Community College officials to raise fees for adult baseball and softball leagues to make the operations of the campus playing fields self-sufficient has become a reflection of budget issues the college has...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:58 PM
A resolution seeking to restore and preserve funding for two programs that target the city's gifted students was introduced in the City Council on Monday, as city political leaders described a disinvestment in the city schools' top achievers.
| May 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Public education — the new hybrid school board, school safety and overcrowding — dominated discussions among the three candidates for the 42nd District's state Senate seat.
Just six weeks before the primary, incumbent Sen. Jim Brochin, a...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Funding for mental health services, downtown Columbia's Inner Arbor and resources for the county's foreign-born residents were the main talking points at the Howard County Council's last budget hearing Wednesday.
The hearing was the final opportunity...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The chairman of Harford Community College's Board of Trustees put it bluntly: The college's finances need to improve.
Chairman James Valdes said the college has a "structural deficit" caused by a gap between revenues and expenses that it must cover with...