| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Pentagon budget is bankrupting this country, and U.S. warriors are wreaking havoc all over the Middle East ("Pentagon leaders caution Congress over budget cuts," Aug. 2).
The blow-back has been phenomenal. But instead of the GOP calling for major...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:31 AM
As you probably have noticed, the subject of education funding in Harford County has been a hot topic of late. And with good reason, since the education of our children and grandchildren is one of the most consequential responsibilities we...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Here's another reason the dysfunctional federal budget process is bad for Americans: besides hurting the economy and hitting us in the pocketbook, partisan feuding over budget cuts could undermine our health and even shorten our lives.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:41 PM
In addressing the Harford County Board of Education earlier this week, Andre Rush, of Abingdon, held up his property tax bill and a check for paying it and was quoted in a report in this newspaper as saying: "I just wanted to remind you of where the money...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:59 PM
The following is the statement of the Harford County School Bus Contractors Association regarding the budget approved by the Harford County Board of Education on June 10:
Like a great many of our fellow county residents, the members of the...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:21 PM
A tax on gasoline went into effect in Harford County and across Maryland on Monday, adding about 4 cents to the cost of a gallon. Next year, that will increase again, and the same thing will happen the following year, then in 2016, the final increase in...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:38 PM
The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Both public libraries and free, universal public education are regarded as cornerstones of American democracy.
A line of reasoning embraced by the nation's founders holds that for the regency of the general public to endure, the elected government would...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:28 PM
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education approved systemwide pay increases last week as part of a $1 billion operating budget, adding more to the raise package than the County Council had initially supported.
The budget also includes money for the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:25 PM
The members of the Harford County Public Library's Board of Trustees bid goodbye Thursday to two long-serving members and their student representative for the past year.
William Nicodemus and Jennifer Vido, who have represented the Jarrettsville and...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 6:23 AM
Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open.
House GOP leaders will hold...