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  • McMahan says he'll support raises for next Harford council, county executive

    McMahan says he'll support raises for next Harford council, county executive
    Harford County Councilman Jim McMahan, who is running for re-election, says he supports bills to raise the salaries of the next county executive and county council, giving the measures a minimum of three prospective favorable votes among the seven...
  • Harford council set to introduce raises for next council, county executive

    Harford council set to introduce raises for next council, county executive
    Two members of the Harford County Council will introduce bills Tuesday night to give pay increases to the next county executive and future county council members amounting to about 25 percent from current levels starting next summer. At least one council...
  • Pumping up gas prices [Editorial]

    Pumping up gas prices  [Editorial]
    The Fourth of July weekend is traditionally one of the busiest travel times of the year, and it's a safe bet that a lot of Marylanders will hit the roads to Ocean City and beyond. As often happens when mid-summer vacations beckon, gas prices are up and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Change in inflation measure would affect federal retirees

    Change in inflation measure would affect federal retirees
    The next big battle for federal workers might not be over another government shutdown, but how to measure inflation. The long-term budget deal that lawmakers agreed last month to pursue is expected to include discussion on whether the federal government...
  • Howard commission readies recommendations for council, exec salaries

    A citizens' commission created to review the compensation levels of the county executive and council is close to making its final recommendations. After more than four months of meetings, in which commission members parsed budget information, examined...
  • State 'going down the rabbit hole' due to gas tax [Letter]

    We just received a letter from our state senator (Jim Brochin) that has me befuddled. He says "The new law increases the gas tax from 23.5 cents per gallon to 43.5 cents per gallon by mid-2016. Additional gas taxes will then be linked to the Consumer...
  • The myths that undermine Medicare and Social Security

    The myths that undermine Medicare and Social Security
    The talk in Washington and among opinion leaders around the country's budget issues today centers on "balance" and "responsibility." Many conservatives declare that these terms mean that there should be no new revenue, only spending cuts to programs...
  • BGE says energy prices on the rise for electricity customers

    BGE says energy prices on the rise for electricity customers
    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said Thursday that energy prices will rise $6 a month for the typical residential electricity customer who doesn't use an outside power supplier, the first jump in energy prices in four years. That rise in costs, running...
  • Obama's budget: A put up or shut up moment for the GOP

    Obama's budget: A put up or shut up moment for the GOP
    It's facile to say that if the extreme right and left of American politics dislike something, it must be a good idea, but in the case of President Barack Obama's budget proposal, it may be true. The president is taking one more stab at a "grand bargain"...