| Aug 9, 2011
| 5:54 PM
Bettie Dunkin was surprisingly unfazed by the financial turmoil of the last few days.
The 53-year-old accountant, who had been out of work for months and only recently landed a temporary job, spoke for many Americans when she said: "We're getting numb."...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 7:54 AM
March 15--YORK, Pa. -- Each candidate running for the District 31 state senate seat in the April 24 primary has big plans if they make it to November's election.
This district covers all of Cumberland County; and in York County -- Carroll, Fairview,...
| 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...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Religious leaders joined hundreds of children and parents in a march around Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Thursday afternoon to protest Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposed budget cuts to after-school programs.
"Our children are our jewels, not the...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 1:47 PM
Baltimore Fashion Week may be under way, but the showcase of models and designers is missing its star announcer.
Due to contract disputes, Ted Williams, the homeless Ohio man with the golden baritone who became an overnight sensation earlier this year,...
| 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...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley acknowledged the obvious on Saturday when he told local officials at the annual Maryland Association of Counties summer conference that tax increases may be a part of the solution to the state's projected $1 billion budget shortfall...
| 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.
| Nov 30, 2011
| 9:04 AM
Maryland Business for Responsive Government this week slammed the state government for its profligacy based on a new report from the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers showing Maryland has the largest...