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  • AFSCME's sweet deal with the Democrats

    When I received my state employee paycheck recently, I assumed that since we no longer are subject to service reduction and furlough days I would have slightly more money. That, however, was not the case. Instead, I am making less money than last year...
  • Perkins hospital workers rally for more jobs

    Perkins hospital workers rally for more jobs
    Workers at the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup held a rally Wednesday to urge state lawmakers to add more jobs at the troubled mental facility where three patients were killed in a 14-month span. Gov. Martin O'Malley has included 93...
  • No death penalty for man convicted of killing prison officer

    Members of an Anne Arundel County jury were certain that Lee Edward Stephens was guilty of murder, but prosecutors could not convince them that the inmate — already serving a life sentence when he killed a correctional officer in 2006 — should...
  • Delaney puts up first television ad

    John Delaney, a Democratic candidate in Maryland’s competitive 6th Congressional District, began running his first television advertisement Wednesday, a cable spot that highlights his middle-class roots, business background and focus on jobs. The...
  • Bill would limit retirement benefits for some Balto. Co. workers

    Some Baltimore County employees who retire in the future would receive smaller pensions under state legislation proposed by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration. The measure, which has split the county's public employee unions, would save the...
  • State looks at all-electronic toll collection

    State looks at all-electronic toll collection
    Maryland may eventually do away with tollbooths on the state's highways, bridges and tunnels and switch to electronic toll collection. A preliminary report by the Maryland Transportation Authority concluded that converting its seven toll plazas is...
  • Union: Kamenetz pension bill sidesteps labor negotiations

    A union that represents hundreds of public workers in Baltimore County is threatening to file an unfair labor practices complaint against the county, saying a pension bill introduced by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz attempts to sidestep ongoing contract...
  • Kamenetz: Right but wrong

    Kamenetz: Right but wrong
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's political blind spot on the issue of pensions apparently knows no bounds. A man who has secured for himself and some of his closest political associates a retirement benefit far beyond what ordinary county...
  • City schools pay nearly $65 million for unused leave over 5 years

    City schools pay nearly $65 million for unused leave over 5 years
    The Baltimore school system has paid its employees about $65 million for unused leave over the past five years, a rare perk that many employers have abandoned and that has come under fire as school districts have experienced shrinking budgets. Since...
  • Balto. Co. Council to discuss pension-overtime bill

    At their work session this afternoon, Baltimore County Council members plan to discuss a proposal by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that would end the practice of using overtime to calculate pensions for members of AFSCME, the union that represents...
  • Baltimore County unions oppose Kamenetz pension bill

    Public-employee unions are urging Baltimore County Council members to reject a proposal by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that would cut pension benefits for some workers, saying it sends a bad message to labor leaders and undermines negotiations. The...
  • Unions plan protest against Balto. Co. pension bill

    Union members from around Baltimore are planning a rally Monday to protest legislation by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that would reduce some county employees' pension benefits. County Council members are scheduled to vote Monday on the...