| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:41 AM
As concern over the August chemical attack in Syria heated up and the U.S. was plunged into a debate over the use of military force to punish Syria for its use of internationally banned weapons of mass destruction and terrorism, House leaders wisely...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Several work sessions to solicit input from Harford County Public Schools staff and parents of students about next year's budget begin next week.
The school system is coming off of a year in which administrators and board of education members made...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:09 PM
As the late budget agreement cleared the way for federal workers across Maryland to go back to work and government offices to reopen Thursday, attention in Washington shifted to the next problem: striking a new deal before funding runs out again in...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:31 PM
A bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year won overwhelming support in Congress late Wednesday, allowing tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland to return to work starting...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Just hours before the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan plan to reopen the government last week, Republicans emerged from a final meeting on the matter with grim faces and tight lips.
Except for Rep. Andy Harris.
While many of his...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:17 AM
If congressional negotiators fail to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government, voters will blame House Republicans, but it's the president and fellow Democrats that are behaving like teenagers by wanting to spend irresponsibly.
Studies by the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:10 AM
The Southwest Area Education Advisory Council will host a pre-budget hearing Wednesday, Oct. 16 on the 2015 operating budget and the 2016 capital budget for the Baltimore County Public School System.
Deadline for speakers to sign up is 6:30 p.m. the day...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:19 AM
Prince George's County Public Schools is holding a public hearing Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Sasscer Administration Building in Upper Marlboro, to gain community input on the upcoming fiscal year 2015 operating budget.
According to a...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Until recently, the markets largely ignored the political jockeying over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling, figuring there's no way Congress would purposely default on the nation's obligations and potentially throw the U.S. economy into another...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Generally speaking, the general public should be a lot more interested in the formulation of a budget for the school system than attendance at public hearings on the subject would seem to indicate.
From a philosophical standpoint, public education is...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Shame on you, Republican Party. And how dare you claim to speak for the American people. You do not speak for the poor, the elderly, the sick, the unemployed and underemployed, the victims of gun violence and the undocumented immigrants who are helping to...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
While I agree with the notion that everyone in Congress should be out of their job come the next election, I fail to see the logic behind the theory that "both sides are to blame."
True, the supporters of the budget, mainly Democrats, are not...