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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Tax cuts for the rich [Editorial]

    Tax cuts for the rich  [Editorial]
    A consensus is emerging among Maryland Republicans that a top priority for the state's economic development is to reduce the state's income tax rates or even to eliminate the tax entirely. They argue that Maryland's taxes have gone up far too much...
  • Bel Air moves forward with next phase of regional water authority

    The Town of Bel Air is moving forward with the second phase of establishing a regional water authority in Harford County. Commissioners voted Tuesday night to take part in the study, becoming the last municipality in the area to sign onto the next...
  • GOP's Craig would slash income tax rates

    GOP's Craig would slash income tax rates
    Republican David R. Craig said Tuesday that he would push to cut the state income tax rate for Maryland's wealthiest residents by more than 20 percent during his first year as governor. Craig, one of four GOP candidates running in June's primary, said...
  • County executive to host Feb. 19 session on budget

    County executive to host Feb. 19 session on budget
    County Executive Laura Neuman is hosting a series of public meetings on next year’s county budget -- sessions are being held in advance of the budget unveiling on May 1. One meeting will be held this Wednesday, Feb. 19, in conjunction with the...
  • Maryland digs out from storm

    Maryland digs out from storm
    A few more inches of snow were forecast to accumulate by midday Saturday, further straining government snow-removal budgets and setting back efforts to clean up from the region's heaviest snowfall in four years. The forecast portends a third winter...
  • Baltimore area jurisdictions tapping reserve funds for snow removal

    Baltimore area jurisdictions tapping reserve funds for snow removal
    Many jurisdictions across the Baltimore region have exhausted their snow removal budgets for the fiscal year, even as the metro braces for yet another storm. Thursday's snow storm dumped more than two feet of snow in parts of the region, and the...
  • Commission proposes raises for Howard council, executive

    Commission proposes raises for Howard council, executive
    When Howard County Budget Director Ray Wacks spoke last year to a commission charged with considering salaries for Howard's elected officials, he struck a guarded tone. "Things are getting better," he told the group in November. "We're in a period, I...
  • Snow removal budgets exhausted for Harford County, municipalities

    Snow removal budgets exhausted for Harford County, municipalities
    Even before Thursday's snowfall of anywhere from 10 to 18 inches blanketed Harford County, the county and local municipal governments had pretty much exhausted their snow removal budgets. Though officials expected to be digging deep into their pockets...