| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:26 AM
It may have been a long time coming, but President Barack Obama's decision to stand up to the obstructionists in Congress that led to the 16-day government shutdown in October has begun to pay off.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday to begin a critical week of budget negotiations with wide-ranging economic implications for Maryland — on issues that include Baltimore harbor dredging, preschool classrooms and the Eastern Shore's...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland.
The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:49 AM
At first glance, it would be tempting to condemn the bipartisan budget agreement announced late Tuesday by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, if only because it asks further sacrifice of the unemployed and of federal workers. Those are hardly the two...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Harford County’s interim school superintendent will introduce a recommended budget for next school year on Monday that calls for a $33 million increase in county funding.
The $484.7 million operating budget, which will be given to the board of...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:25 PM
As someone who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008, I have taken advantage of the incredible research studies at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and I'm thankful...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit.
Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:15 AM
We should all remember that the current drama in Washington turns on the passage of a continuing resolution — a temporary extension of existing spending levels — that was made necessary because Congress failed to pass a budget ("No progress...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:40 AM
In spite of opposition by 72 percent of the American public, Republican members of the House of Representatives have driven the government, and possibly the economy, over the shutdown cliff. More ominous is their threat not to agree to an increase in...
| 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 4, 2013
| 3:10 AM
After several years of controversy surrounding their budget and fiscal relationship with the county, Harford County Public Schools officials are asking employees and parents to get involved in next year's budget process from the beginning.
| 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...