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  • State employee unions have outlived their usefulness

    As a state employee I am irate that my constitutional rights are being violated by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ("State workers to pay unions," July 5). I wouldn't be so angry if the non-union member fee wasn't just $4...
  • SHA contract scandal shows risks of outsourcing government work

    Recent stories in The Sun regarding contracting out by the State Highway Administration provide some important warnings to those who recommend the privatization of state services. Advocates of privatizing state services are quick to suggest that such...
  • New death penalty law, appeals delay trials in killing of correctional officer

    New death penalty law, appeals delay trials in killing of correctional officer
    In the past five years, since corrections officer David McGuinn was stabbed to death at the hulking House of Correction in Jessup, there have been major changes in Maryland's corrections system — new prisons built, new programs added and tighter...
  • Coppin State union, faculty hold rally to protest layoffs

    Coppin State union, faculty hold rally to protest layoffs
    A group of about 50 faculty members and students gathered Wednesday to protest the most recent round of staff cuts at Coppin State University. Five people were let go last week, workers said, increasing the total for the year to 25 layoffs and contract...
  • Lloyd Campbell 'Mitch' Mitchner, city Urban Services director

    Lloyd Campbell 'Mitch' Mitchner, city Urban Services director
    Lloyd Campbell "Mitch" Mitchner, who had been director of Baltimore's Urban Services Agency during the mayoral administration of Kurt L. Schmoke and later headed AFRAM, the African-American cultural festival, died July 16 of lung cancer at Northwest...
  • Coppin's problem is that Maryland has failed to fund the school adequately

    The Sun suggests that the buck stops at Coppin State University President Reginald Avery's door regarding efforts to improve student retention and graduation rates and point the school in a new direction ("Which way for Coppin?" July 25). But whatever...
  • Mayor plans to raise bottle tax to pay for school construction

    Mayor plans to raise bottle tax to pay for school construction
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will seek to raise the city's bottle tax from 2 cents to 5 cents as part of a plan to boost funding for school construction and repairs, her administration said Thursday. The bottle tax money and other revenue would...
  • 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...
  • Three Harford school employee groups OK county executive's $1,250 bonus plan; teachers union still considering it

    The Harford County Board of Education and three of five school employee bargaining units reached a memorandum of understanding prior to Monday evening's board meeting on the disbursement of a $1,250 one-time bonus County Executive David Craig proposed...