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  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • Prison chief replaced at Western Md. prison that saw stabbings

    Prison chief replaced at Western Md. prison that saw stabbings
    The state corrections department has ousted the warden of a Western Maryland prison who imposed months of restrictions on inmates following a series of attacks on corrections officers. Warden Bobby Shearin said he was placed on administrative leave...
  • Illicit jail phone calls now blocked, state says

    Illicit jail phone calls now blocked, state says
    State officials say they have blocked service at the Baltimore City Detention Center for the contraband cellphones that have long fueled gang activity there. Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to announce Friday the recent activation of a "managed...
  • Mayor defends 'liberal leave' decision for city workers

    Mayor defends 'liberal leave' decision for city workers
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her decision to require nonessential Baltimore employees to travel to work Thursday or stay home and use vacation time, saying residents need services in severe weather. Union representatives said the decision...
  • Workers nervous about layoffs as Baltimore Housing Authority sells off buildings

    Workers nervous about layoffs as Baltimore Housing Authority sells off buildings
    Union officials warned Thursday that as many as 200 maintenance workers and building monitors at Baltimore's public housing properties could lose their jobs under a plan intended to infuse the buildings with private money. Employees such as maintenance...
  • Teachers union endorses Frosh for attorney general

    Teachers union endorses Frosh for attorney general
    The Maryland State Education Association is supporting Sen. Brian E. Frosh for the Democratic nomination, adding the support of the state's largest teachers union to his list of labor endorsements. The MSEA decided to back Frosh, a veteran Montgomery...
  • O'Malley backs $10.10 minimum wage

    O'Malley backs $10.10 minimum wage
    Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Tuesday that he will push for raising the minimum wage in Maryland to $10.10 an hour over the next two years, with automatic increases after that to keep pace with inflation. O'Malley appeared at an evening rally outside...
  • Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it

    Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it
    Not long ago state officials in Maryland faced a technology roadblock that anyone who works at a private company would find quaint: There was no easy way to blast an email to the entire workforce. For an administration led by an early BlackBerry addict,...
  • Balto. Co. Council approves raises for council, executive

    Balto. Co. Council approves raises for council, executive
    Baltimore County Council members approved Wednesday a $25,000 raise for the county executive, as well as an $8,500 boost for their own positions. All seven members voted in favor of the increases. The raises will take effect in December and bring the...
  • State, local elected officials could vote to give themselves raises

    State, local elected officials could vote to give themselves raises
    State lawmakers and some local politicians are considering raising their own salaries in 2014 — proposals that supporters say might have more traction now that Maryland is a few years out of the recession. This week, a state commission...
  • Howard teachers union, board negotiations to open to the public

    Howard teachers union, board negotiations to open to the public
    For decades, negotiations between the Howard County Board of Education and county’s teachers union have been held behind closed doors. That’s about to change. In closed session Sept. 26, the board unanimously voted to conduct negotiations in...
  • Public negotiations between Howard school board, teachers hit snag

    Public negotiations between Howard school board, teachers hit snag
    Both the Howard County Board of Education and the county's teachers union want to hold open, public negotiations this year for the first time in decades, but that process has hit a snag before it's even begun. The Howard County Education Association...