| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:52 PM
As the General Assembly enters the final week of its 90-day session, lawmakers have fewer issues coming down to the wire than in a typical year — but some that remain are very thorny indeed.
A proposal to raise the minimum wage, Gov. Martin O'...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 11:53 AM
The General Assembly fulfilled its state constitutional duty Saturday by wrapping up action on Gov. Martin O'Malley's nearly $39 billion operating budget.
Final approval came as the House and Senate approved the agreement rreached by negotiators for the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:10 AM
The Annapolis mayor and city council will hold public hearings on the city's proposed budget Monday night. The hearings are scheduled as part of the council's regular meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 160 Duke of Gloucester St.
Mayor Mike Pantelides'...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The public schools in Harford County face starting next school year around $30 million short of what school leaders believe they need but, based on comments from Harford County Council members, it appears unlikely they will get that money.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When Gary and Mary Beth Bassford first talked to a financial planner six years before they retired, they were shocked.
"I looked at him, and I said, 'How in the world are we going to do that?' " recalled Mary Beth Bassford when she was told how much...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:47 PM
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...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Carroll County Board of Education members unanimously approved Superintendent Steve Guthrie's $331.9 million fiscal year 2015 budget proposal Wednesday, calling it a "very modest" and "conservative" budget.
"We definitely have more needs than we're...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 10:16 AM
As the General Assembly session approaches, Marylanders once again face the ominous prospect of ever higher taxes as the state government addresses an anticipated $580-million budget deficit. After seven years of the Gov. Martin O'Malley administration...
| Jan 5, 2014
Facing a backlash from veterans, lawmakers in both parties — including several in Maryland — are reconsidering a cut to military retiree pensions that they approved last month as part of a rare bipartisan budget agreement.
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:31 PM
In trying to sum up the past five years, Rob Ambrose thought back to his introductory press conference as Towson University's football coach.
"I said, 'If we hadn't won some ball games by year three, I hope they had [a] good furniture budget, because...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Tax credits for the film and cybersecurity industries could expand as part of the legislative session that starts Wednesday.
Gov. Martin O'Malley is interested in adding money to the programs, said aides, who declined to provide details. The governor...