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  • State Republicans present alternative budget

    State Republicans present alternative budget
    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...
  • Howard school board starts work on $742 million budget request

    Howard school board starts work on $742 million budget request
    When an unprecedented number of teachers turned out for a public hearing on Superintendent Renee Foose's proposed $742 million operating budget request, they criticized the lack of a placeholder for raises. But a placeholder is coming, Foose said —...
  • Pentagon downsizing could impact Maryland contractors, service members

    Pentagon downsizing could impact Maryland contractors, service members
    The Army would shrink to its lowest troop levels since just before World War II under a budget proposed Monday by the Obama administration that seeks to downsize the Pentagon in ways that could have a significant impact on service members and...
  • Bel Air exceeds snow removal budget by $7,000

    Bel Air exceeds snow removal budget by $7,000
    Harford County and its municipalities had either broken the bank or were close to breaking it on their snow removal budgets even before a winter storm dumped 1 to 2 feet of snow around the county in mid-February. Municipal officials did not have firm...
  • Howard school board adopts $758.7 million budget request

    Howard school board adopts $758.7 million budget request
    The Howard County Board of Education Tuesday night approved a $758.7 million operating budget request for fiscal year 2015, almost $17 million more than Superintendent Renee Foose proposed earlier this year. The budget includes $21.4 million as a...
  • Franchot, Kopp fight transfer of pension money

    Franchot, Kopp fight transfer of pension money
    Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot warned senators Wednesday that Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to divert $100 million a year from the state pension fund to next year's budget threatens the long-term health of the retirement system....
  • A smaller, more nimble force [Editorial]

    The plan unveiled this week by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to substantially cut the size of U.S. military forces reflects a hard-eyed acknowledgment of today's strategic, political and budgetary realities. With the nation winding down the last of the...
  • 'Major storm' expected to bring ice, up to 8 inches snow

    'Major storm' expected to bring ice, up to 8 inches snow
    A winter that hasn't pulled any punches has started to sock the region again Monday, with as much as 8 inches of snow expected followed by another round or two of single-digit temperatures. As of 5:30 a.m. about an inch has fallen in Reisterstown and...
  • Budget Travel names Berlin 'America's Coolest Small Town'

    Budget Travel names Berlin 'America's Coolest Small Town'
    Berlin is feeling a little cooler than usual after being named "America's Coolest Small Town" by Budget Travel magazine. The Eastern Shore town topped the in the magazine's 9th annual online contest to find hip and happening tiny burgs across the United...
  • Loch Raven school construction questioned by planning board, comptroller

    Loch Raven school construction questioned by planning board, comptroller
    Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance faced questions last week from the Baltimore County Planning Board and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot regarding the controversial central area elementary school construction plan. "The...
  • School board adds step increase for teachers in budget proposal

    School board adds step increase for teachers in budget proposal
    The Anne Arundel County Board of Education voted Wednesday to fully fund teacher salary step increases in this year's operating budget request — a move that is slated to add $6.2 million to the overall $1.04 billion package interim Superintendent...
  • Half of federal employees considering leaving for the private sector, survey finds

    Half of federal employees considering leaving for the private sector, survey finds
    — After a year that saw sequestration, furloughs and a partial government shutdown, half of the federal workforce is considering leaving for the private sector, a marketing firm has found. The top reasons they are thinking about a move, according...