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  • County Executive's FY15 budget includes increases for education

    County Executive's FY15 budget includes increases for education
    Last week, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III introduced his capital and operating budgets for fiscal year 2015, which total $3.41 billion and include increased funds for education while reducing operational costs in other departments....
  • O'Malley and Cummings hold minimum wage rally in Catonsville

    O'Malley and Cummings hold minimum wage rally in Catonsville
    A group of more than 50 joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings to rally in support of raising Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour at Atwater's Naturally Leavened Bread Bakery and Cafe in Catonsville on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m....
  • Ralph Jaffe grades the coverage of his campaign [Letter]

    Ralph Jaffe grades the coverage of his campaign [Letter]
    After reading Michael Dresser's article on campaign promises, I felt compelled as a teacher to grade his coverage of my own campaign for governor ("Candidates make many promises — but how to pay for them?" March 14). It's absolutely amazing that...
  • Harford implements 'closest unit' policy for ambulance dispatching

    Harford implements 'closest unit' policy for ambulance dispatching
    Harford County public safety officials, working with the county's volunteer fire and ambulance companies, implemented a "closest unit" strategy for ambulance dispatching earlier this week. The move could result in people seeing ambulances from...
  • HUD chief says Baltimore will be model for program

    HUD chief says Baltimore will be model for program
    City officials took the head of the nation's Department of Housing and Urban Development on a tour Wednesday of Barclay to show him work by a private developer they say is starting to turn around the small, impoverished neighborhood in the middle of the...
  • Senator says he'll block minimum wage bill until state raises pay for caregivers

    Senator says he'll block minimum wage bill until state raises pay for caregivers
    The governor's proposal to raise the minimum wage hit a snag Wednesday as a key senator said he would block the legislation until the administration agreed to increase pay for workers who care for developmentally disabled individuals. Sen. Thomas M....
  • Gansler's second TV ad recalls 'two to tango' incident

    Gansler's second TV ad recalls 'two to tango' incident
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's newest TV ad in the Democratic primary race for governor recalls the "two to tango" controversy that catapulted him into the public eye back in 2000. At the time, Gansler, a new Montgomery County state's attorney...
  • Regional bus services shaken up as Howard launches new transit agency

    Regional bus services shaken up as Howard launches new transit agency
    Convinced it can spend less money yet provide better bus service, Howard County plans to cut out the organization that provides transportation to thousands of Central Marylanders each day and replace it with a new transit agency. Howard County...
  • Assembly passes transgender rights bill

    Assembly passes transgender rights bill
    Legislation barring discrimination against transgender people passed the General Assembly on Thursday, as the House of Delegates approved the bill after an impassioned debate. The vote sends the measure to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who said he will sign it....
  • Mayor's $2.5 billion budget includes property tax break, no cuts in services

    Mayor's $2.5 billion budget includes property tax break, no cuts in services
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will unveil a proposed $2.5 billion budget Wednesday that would give city workers a 2 percent raise and — for the first time since 2008 — would not cut city services, officials said. The plan includes the...
  • Open Space falls short [Editorial]

    Open Space falls short  [Editorial]
    When it comes to preserving land and creating public parks, few government programs have succeeded like Maryland's Program Open Space. It has been one of the state's most effective weapons in the cause of protecting the environment and off-setting the...
  • Holding two offices not particularly fashionable in American politics [Editorial]

    It's the kind of power play that crops up when voters aren't paying close attention. The Republicans Harford County elected to the Maryland House of Delegates have introduced a legislative measure that would give them standing in certain matters that...