| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:19 AM
Thank cost-cutting for this change to the U.S. savings bond program:
Starting next year, you won’t be able to buy paper savings bonds at banks and other financial institutions. Getting rid of this paper work is expected to save taxpayers more than...
| May 17, 2012
| 5:31 PM
The fight over a fire and emergency medical services commission for Harford County raged on Tuesday night, when the Harford County Council unanimously struck down County Executive David Craig's executive order to create the commission, and Craig...
| May 17, 2012
| 5:34 PM
Members of the Harford County Council agreed Tuesday to hold funding for a large portion of the planned Emergency Operations Center replacement in next year's capital budget.
The plan to replace the building near Routes 1 and 543 in the Hickory area is...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:25 PM
In a 3-2 vote, the Board of County Commissioners this week approved an operating budget of $362 million for fiscal year 2013 and a capital budget plan of $62.2 million.
The biggest chunk of the operating budget goes toward Carroll County Public Schools,...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 5:12 PM
The General Assembly's chief budget analyst warned lawmakers Thursday that too much borrowing to achieve Gov. Martin O'Malley's goal of creating jobs through public works spending could put the state's sterling bond rating in jeopardy.
| Dec 10, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Kirk-Habicht Co. in Essex doesn't do much business in Europe, but problems on the continent are buffeting the manufacturer all the same.
Its employees rely on a heavy wire to make springs tough enough for trucks, and the only plant they know of that...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 4:03 PM
The superintendent of Anne Arundel County's public schools has proposed a nearly $1 billion operating budget for the 2013 fiscal year, about $50 million more than the system was allotted this year.
"We have been good fiscal stewards of the money...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 11:15 AM
In 2009, Marlena Clay-Boone had $68,000 in debt and seemingly nowhere to turn.
Then 57 years old, Clay-Boone had just gone through a divorce and had to use her credit cards to pay for several home repairs that came one after the other.
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:46 PM
With Havre de Grace continuing to raise water and sewer rates and demand for those services declining, the city's water and sewer fund is projected to end this fiscal year with a deficit of at least $500,000.
Mayor Wayne Dougherty told the city council...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:31 PM
After his mother's death six years ago, Doug Hamilton says, his financial life spiraled out of control. He spent freely, didn't pay his bills on time and had creditors calling him at work.
Marlena Clay-Boone says her financial problems started as her...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 6:52 AM
The move by the federal government to end the sale of paper savings bonds at banks and credit unions next year is bad news for savers in more ways than one.
The amount of savings bonds consumers can buy each year will be significantly reduced. And even...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 6:18 AM
The Maryland Transportation Authority shows no indication of reversing its plans to increase tolls on the Susquehanna River bridges and kill the frequent user AVI decal discount program, although local elected officials are still hoping for at least...