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  • Highest gas prices since 2008 expected for July 4th weekend

    Highest gas prices since 2008 expected for July 4th weekend
    With gas prices on the rise again, West Baltimore resident Coralee Penner says she may sell the "gas-guzzling" Hummer H3 she's driven since 2007. Penner said she's considering replacing her SUV with a more compact car to save on gas. In the meantime,...
  • More Marylanders expected to travel for July Fourth, despite high gas prices

    More Marylanders expected to travel for July Fourth, despite high gas prices
    The days surrounding the Fourth of July holiday are perennially among the busiest of the summer when it comes to travel on Maryland roadways and across its skies — and this year will be no exception. About 858,400 Marylanders are expected to...
  • Talking taxes in Arundel [Editorial]

    Talking taxes in Arundel  [Editorial]
    Here's a riddle for you: When is a tax cut not a tax cut? Answer: When it happens during a contentious Republican primary race for Anne Arundel County executive. The current executive, Laura Neuman, proposed her budget for fiscal 2015 last week, and...
  • Maryland tourist destinations prepare for a boost in business

    Maryland tourist destinations prepare for a boost in business
    Visitors trying to shake off a particularly snowy winter and rainy spring could give a boost to Maryland's tourist destinations this summer. Business owners and tourism officials are seeing signs of a healthy season before the traditional Memorial Day...
  • Next Harford state's attorney to get major raise

    Next Harford state's attorney to get major raise
    The Maryland Senate has passed legislation to increase the salary of the Harford County state's attorney. The measure is awaiting action in the House of Delegates. Under the legislation, SB 475, the state's attorney's base salary of $98,500, which has...
  • Crunch time comes for Harford legislation in Annapolis

    Crunch time comes for Harford legislation in Annapolis
    It's less than seven days and counting until the 2014 session of the Maryland General Assembly ends at midnight Monday, and the fates of a number of Harford County-centered bills remain to be decided in those waning days. As of Tuesday afternoon, a...
  • Maryland lawmakers cautious about new health exchange

    Maryland lawmakers cautious about new health exchange
    As Maryland prepares for a major overhaul of its troubled health exchange — switching out its buggy software for Connecticut's proven technology — lawmakers and information technology experts are raising new concerns about whether there is...
  • Harford state's attorney won't get increase in base salary

    Harford state's attorney won't get increase in base salary
    The next Harford County state's attorney will not get the proposed salary increase introduced through legislation during the 2014 General Assembly, which wrapped up Monday night. The legislation, which was sponsored by southern Harford Sen. Nancy...
  • Aberdeen to once again consider raising council, mayor's salaries

    The Aberdeen City Council is once again going to consider raising the salaries for future mayors and council members. City Manager Doug Miller said Monday he plans to submit a bill to the council at its Jan. 27 meeting that would adjust the salaries, an...
  • Bel Air approves 22-cent sewer rate increase

    Bel Air residents will see an increase in their sewer rates, after the Bel Air Board of Commissioners voted during a town hall meeting Monday night to approved a rate hike. The sewer rate for Bel Air residents will increase by 22 cents, from $5.27 per...
  • Advocates say new minimum wage figure is more than a catchy chant

    Advocates say new minimum wage figure is more than a catchy chant
    At an Annapolis rally to raise the minimum wage last month, the crowd chanted "10-10," a refrain that refers to the $10.10 hourly rate proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. Two weeks later during President Obama's State of the Union speech, the president...
  • 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...