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  • Hagerstown cement plant settles pollution suit

    Hagerstown cement plant settles pollution suit
    The present and former owners of a Hagerstown cement plant have agreed to pay a $700,000 fine and beef up emission controls at the facility to settle alleged air pollution violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. The...
  • The 'nuclear option'

    The 'nuclear option'
    Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid says he's thoroughly fed up with Republicans' abuse of the filibuster rule to block President Obama's executive branch appointees. This week he may finally get a chance to do something about it. In saying that he may...
  • Tom Perez and the 'nuclear option'

    Tom Perez and the 'nuclear option'
    Republicans accuse Thomas E. Perez, President Barack Obama's nominee for labor secretary, of twisting the legal process in three cases in St. Paul, Minn., to suit his political purposes. But it is they who are twisting the Senate's role to "advise and...
  • Perez confirmation vote hangs on Senate's 'nuclear option' debate

    Perez confirmation vote hangs on Senate's 'nuclear option' debate
    Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...
  • Stormwater fees amount to taxation without representation

    Stormwater fees amount to taxation without representation
    I received my commercial property tax bill and cleverly concealed with no explanation was the much anticipated "rain tax" section of the bill. I knew it was going to be ugly, and so it was. I had already familiarized myself with the details. It was...
  • In the Senate, crisis averted — for now

    In the Senate, crisis averted — for now
    Faced with another crisis over one of its least democratic traditions, the U.S. Senate appears to have blown off enough steam to avoid a messy and divisive showdown over the use of the filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and a handful of...
  • Harford executive calls on General Assembly to repeal 'Rain Tax'

    Harford County Executive David Craig called on the Maryland General Assembly this week to repeal the so-called rain tax in the next legislative session. Craig, a candidate for Maryland governor, raised red flags about the measure last fall, asking at...
  • Delegate decries taxes that have gone into effect in Maryland [Letter]

    Welcome to Tax Hell!  Marylanders are suffering under a deluge of taxes and fees.  More than 40 taxes and fee increases have been forced upon the people in the last 8 years.  The latest and dumbest is the "Rain Tax."  The "Rain Tax" is projected to...
  • Pain of sequestration is real

    Pain of sequestration is real
    Recently, some in the media have promoted the idea that the $85 billion sequestration cuts triggered on March 1 aren't causing drastic effects. CNN called the cuts "not as bad as advertised," and a Washington Post report found the cuts less "scary" than...
  • Edgewood apartment residents treated after carbon monoxide leak

    Five residents of an Edgewood apartment were treated at the scene after complaining of carbon monoxide exposure Thursday evening, according to the responding fire company. Members of the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company were alerted around 5:20 p.m....
  • 'Rain tax' seminar held for Harford businesses

    'Rain tax' seminar held for Harford businesses
    About 50 representatives of Harford County businesses and industries, along with county, municipal and state appointed and elected officials, crowded into a meeting room at the HEAT Center in Aberdeen Wednesday to learn more about the so-called "rain tax....
  • Baltimore's stormwater fees are hard on businesses — and could have been worse

    Baltimore's stormwater fees are hard on businesses — and could have been worse
    Baltimore businesses, homeowners and nonprofits took on new financial responsibility July 1 with enactment of the city's Stormwater Remediation Fee ordinance. Much media has been generated around the unfunded mandate handed down from Annapolis to the 10...