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  • Questionable investment strategy

    Letter writer A. Melissa Moye, interim chief investment officer for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System, misses the main point of your recent article about the Maryland pension plan's questionable investment strategy ("State pension system...
  • Constellation CEO's total compensation up 44%

    Constellation CEO's total compensation up 44%
    Constellation Energy Group CEO Mayo A. Shattuck III took in $15.7 million in total compensation last year, a 44 percent annual increase in a year when the company he manages posted a nearly billion-dollar loss. Shattuck's take-home pay of $1.3 million...
  • Republicans need to do better

    Republicans need to do better
    As one who worked in and around a few presidential campaigns, I'm always troubled and honestly quite alarmed when potential presidential candidates ask staff, focus groups, and tea leaves what their message should be and who in essence, they are. As a...
  • Audit: Md. paid mental health claims to patients listed as dead

    The agency that manages the state's mental health system paid claims to dead people and didn't adequately verify that other patients qualified for state assistance, according to a legislative audit released Wednesday. The audit said the Mental Hygiene...
  • Baltimore employee stole $55,000 by forging time sheets, reports says

    A Baltimore public works employee bilked the city of $55,000 in wages by altering electronic time sheets over four years, according to a report released Wednesday by the city inspector general. The employee, who was not named, was fired after an...
  • On the job training for elected officials can be tough, and costly

    Often, the best ideas for a column come from readers. One reader recently objected to a column about Republicans vs. Democrats and said the real issue for voters is, instead, the people vs. elected officials of both parties. He wanted to throw all the...
  • Federal judge: Balt. police and fire pensions harmed

    A Maryland federal judge ruled Tuesday that some Baltimore public employees' pensions were harmed by the city's elimination last year of payments tied to market returns. U.S. District Court Judge Marvin J. Garbis decided that police and firefighters...
  • District 12: Jason Curtis

    District 12: Jason Curtis
    1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve on the City Council. I am proud to enjoy a very successful career in the hotel industry. I was selected by my colleagues as Hotelier of the Year in...
  • Md. high court keeps firm on hook for state pension funds

    Maryland's highest court ruled Wednesday that an actuarial firm is on the hook for about $73 million after making mistakes in valuations for three state retirement programs over more than two decades. The Court of Appeals supported the Board of...
  • Report: Housing costs out of reach for many workers

    Report: Housing costs out of reach for many workers
    A broad swath of workers in the Baltimore region — including those landing jobs in the sector doing the most hiring these days — do not earn enough to afford a home or even to rent a two-bedroom apartment on their salaries alone. That's the...
  • Cuts to Social Security and Medicare should be off limits

    Congress must raise the debt limit and balance the budget, but not on the backs of senior citizens. The first thing everyone wants to do is cut Social Security and Medicare. The Republicans say it is an entitlement, but I'm sorry: We paid for it every...
  • Don't mess with my Social Security

    I am a senior citizen. My husband is a senior citizen. Ninety-five percent of our friends are senior citizens. We go out to eat, we see a movie occasionally, we bowl duck pins or ten pins. We travel by plane or on a tour bus and go on cruises. The...