| May 18, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Maryland shed 6,000 jobs in April, the federal government said Friday — the largest monthly loss in the country during a month when most states gained, but one that might have been overstated.
The figures, which are preliminary and adjusted for...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 9:54 AM
Later this month, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — often referred to as the "supercommittee" — will issue its recommendations on how we should deal with our nation's economic problems and budget deficits. I have two strong...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:15 PM
At 84, Barbara Talbert might seem an unlikely Washington lobbyist. But when she heard senior citizen programs could be cut to reduce federal budget deficits, she quickly got on a bus to Capitol Hill.
"As far as Social Security is concerned, some people...
| Nov 19, 2011
He's led the Columbia-based company through two recessions and overseen its growth into a nationally known developer with $5 billion in assets and a specialty in high-security buildings for defense agency and defense contractor tenants.
In March, Randall...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 10:17 AM
The Maryland General Assembly's chief budget analyst, Warren Deschenaux, made headlines last week by advocating that the state not seek to increase its debt limit for fear that such a move could prompt one or more of the major credit ratings agencies to...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 6:30 PM
Marylanders from nearly every walk of life could be affected by across-the-board budget cuts starting in 2013 as a result of the congressional supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement to trim the nation's spiraling budget deficits.
| Jul 4, 2012
| 1:43 PM
A dramatic change in how Maryland pays for substance abuse treatment programs is leaving some providers short on cash and displacing more than 200 drug and alcohol addicts, even as the state's four-year transition to a new funding system has significantly...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:15 AM
Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies in the Baltimore area, with a high near 94. There is a 70 percent chance of precipitation, most likely after 1 p.m. Friday night is expected to be cloudy, with a low around 72.
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:37 AM
Despite budget cuts and anti-government rhetoric in Congress, Maryland officials say the two huge federal agencies based in Woodlawn — which have long helped buoy the region's economy — may be better positioned than others to ride out the...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:31 AM
A major reason many Maryland jurisdictions — especially Baltimore County and Baltimore City — confront a growing problem of aging, obsolete school buildings is an obscure bit of Internal Revenue Service bureaucracy called the "prior use rule."...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The Sun is a powerful educator and information provider to many Marylanders. On the continuing Maryland budget issue, can you include more articles focused on state government spending? I have read many articles on potential taxes including the gas tax,...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 6:24 PM
A handful of firefighters sat grimly around a table in the North Montford Street firehouse, sweating in the afternoon heat Friday as their battalion chief took inventory of the equipment in Truck 15. The truck, along with the century-old company, will...