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  • Smart-meter foes ask for free opt-out

    Smart-meter foes ask for free opt-out
    Legislators heard an outpouring of complaints Thursday about smart meters from Maryland utility customers who want to be allowed to opt out without charge. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and other Maryland utilities are installing the meters —...
  • Flawed jobs' bill's silver lining

    The City Council's decision this week to unanimously approve a bill requiring businesses getting large city contracts to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore was regrettable not only because the measure probably won't have much impact on the...
  • Maryland regulators say utilities must improve reliability

    Maryland regulators say utilities must improve reliability
    State regulators investigating widespread, long-lasting outages from the derecho last summer ordered Maryland utilities Wednesday to take steps to improve reliability — and signaled a willingness to add penalties for "sub-standard performance."...
  • BGE rips off its customers, and the state lets them get away with it

    BGE rips off its customers, and the state lets them get away with it
    Jamie Smith Hopkins' recent article on BGE's rate hikes prompts three responses ("Public Service Commission approves BGE rate increases," Feb. 23): First, BGE continues to rip off its customers, as has been its practice for the last 20 years. Second,...
  • BGE requests rate increase on heels of last case

    BGE requests rate increase on heels of last case
    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. asked Friday for another rate increase, three months after winning approval for higher charges, and company officials said they expect to seek more in the future. It's the third time in as many years that BGE has...
  • Council to consider mayor's proposed pension changes

    Council to consider mayor's proposed pension changes
    With the city retirement system short hundreds of millions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, officials say they are likely to begin requiring municipal employees to contribute to their pensions. "Pretty much everyone is in agreement that it's fair,"...
  • A cab company in disguise

    A cab company in disguise
    While what Uber Technologies says is essentially true that they own no vehicles and do not have drivers, they are clearly providing transportation through their app ("PSC to decide if Uber must comply with taxi rules," May 16). Any driver who owns a car...
  • Rosapepe finds Public Service Commission assessment of derecho response 'disappointing'

    Rosapepe finds Public Service Commission assessment of derecho response 'disappointing'
    "Disappointing" is how District 21 state Sen. James Rosapepe, who represents Laurel, described the Public Service Commission's assessment of regional utility companies' response to the derecho storm that hit the area at the end of June. In an order...
  • The cost of BGE reliability

    The cost of BGE reliability
    Baltimore Gas & Electric certainly isn't likely to win any popularity contests. It secured a rate increase from the Public Service Commission in February — its second in the last three years — and turned around and filed a request for...
  • Aegis takes top honors for public service reporting, photo and video coverage

    Aegis takes top honors for public service reporting, photo and video coverage
    A series of articles and editorials written by members of The Aegis staff about the alarming rise in traffic deaths in Harford County last year - and how law enforcement rushed to address the situation - has been named the best public service journalism...
  • House Republicans seek pension changes

    Republicans in the House of Delegates proposed legislation Tuesday that they say would shore up the state employee pension system while cutting the risk that taxpayers will be left on the hook for losses. The House GOP leadership is backing a package...
  • PSC fines for BGE and Pepco would stick customers with the bill [Letter]

    This letter is in response to the article on page 8 of the Laurel Leader dated March 7, "Rosapepe disappointed by PSC assessment."  Mr. Rosapepe and Mr. Frosh may be disappointed about the Public Service Commission's decision to not impose a $100...