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  • Harford's Craig responds to county council on bonuses

    Sparring continued over a proposed $1,250 bonus for Harford County government employees following the Harford County Council's hearing Tuesday on the legislation to fund the bonuses. Council members voted to table the budget transfer legislation, some of...
  • Government workers are not the 1 percent

    Once again, Marta Mossburg displays her disturbing obsession with public employees, as she plays the apologist for the wealthiest Marylanders ("In Maryland, your taxes support many of the one percent," Dec. 7). Ms. Mossburg is again muddying the waters...
  • Job security not guaranteed for some Balto Co. unions

    Earlier this year, Baltimore County promised job security through 2014 for members of three public employee unions, but county officials say they can't make the same guarantee for other labor groups. The Kamenetz administration is in talks with the...
  • Anne Arundel schools chief releases nearly $1 billion FY 2013 budget

    Anne Arundel schools chief releases nearly $1 billion FY 2013 budget
    The superintendent of Anne Arundel County's public schools has proposed a nearly $1 billion operating budget for the 2013 fiscal year, about $50 million more than the system was allotted this year. "We have been good fiscal stewards of the money...
  • Some Baltimore County union contracts expire

    About 2,400 unionized Baltimore County public employees are set to return to work Monday without contracts, following disagreements about workers' contributions to their health care benefits. The stalemate has left workers uncertain about a range of...
  • Youth violence, staff force spiked in 2011 at troubled juvenile detention facilities

    Youth violence, staff force spiked in 2011 at troubled juvenile detention facilities
    In the J. DeWeese Carter Center in Kent County, youths would pick fights that sometimes turned into melees, recalled Rodney Stallworth, who spent four months there last year on a drug charge. The detention system frustrated the 18-year-old East Baltimore...
  • Legislation brings Kamenetz, unions' relationship to light

    When union members gathered outside the Baltimore County courthouse recently, many waved signs depicting County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, some referring to him as a bully or cheater. They were protesting a bill proposed by Kamenetz that would have cut...
  • Maryland state offices going off the bottle

    Maryland state offices going off the bottle
    The O'Malley administration has decided to stop buying bottled water for state facilities where tap water is available, saying it's striking a blow for frugality and the environment at the same time. The state's "Green Purchasing Committee," formed...
  • State considers new pharmacy plan without Walgreens

    State considers new pharmacy plan without Walgreens
    State employees, retirees and their dependents could no longer fill their prescriptions at Walgreens under a contract being considered by Maryland's Board of Public Works. The panel agreed Wednesday to defer action on the $2.4 billion five-year...
  • Gambling raid at city building ends with one conviction

    Gambling raid at city building ends with one conviction
    When police burst into a city transportation building last March and arrested nearly a dozen workers who they said were throwing dice and drinking cheap liquor, the raid grabbed headlines and triggered stern warnings from officials about "violations of...
  • Morgan State needs a world-class administration to build a world-class campus

    Regarding your recent article "Morgan president says campus needs facelift" (Oct. 11), Morgan State University students, faculty and staff do indeed deserve a world-class campus, but they also need a world-class administration dedicated to the best...
  • Jury finds Stephens guilty in killing of Md. correctional officer

    A convicted killer was found guilty Thursday of murdering a correctional officer at the now-closed Maryland House of Correction, opening the possibility that he will become the first person sentenced to death under the state's new capital punishment law....