| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:42 AM
How easy it is to rail against the salaries of elected officials. Embedded deeply in the human psyche is the near-certainty that somewhere, somehow the people who hold public office are getting away with unarmed robbery. It's a suspicion that's easy to...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 12:47 PM
State Sen. James N. Robey says there was no grand ambition, no plan to ascend to where he now sits as majority leader of the Maryland Senate, or to have made the unusual leaps from Howard County police chief to county executive to legislator. Things...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:51 AM
Over the years Red Maryland has chronicled how the Democratic majority in Annapolis has been in the business of picking winner and losers in Maryland’s economy.
Whether it is bestowing lavish subsidies for film production, mandating ratepayers...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:08 PM
— After a year that saw sequestration, furloughs and a partial government shutdown, half of the federal workforce is considering leaving for the private sector, a marketing firm has found.
The top reasons they are thinking about a move, according...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:48 PM
From metal detectors to ID checks, visitors entering agency headquarters and large federal facilities in and around the nation's capital are subjected to intense security — so much so that they're often warned to leave extra time to get through...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Maryland regulators said Wednesday that utility customers who don't want a smart meter will need to pay both upfront and monthly to forgo the technology, though the fees are lower than utilities sought.
The fees will appear on bills after July 1 for...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Since the 1960s, the Laurel Library has been named in honor of former city commissioner, mayor and state comptroller Charles H. Stanley.
However, when the most popular library in Prince George's County reopens after a $14 million expansion and...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Back in 1970 when Maryland was just entering what might be described as its golden age of political corruption, the General Assembly passed a law to make it easier for people to obtain government records. The Public Information Act was seen as a way to...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I have seen in The Sun several times lately stories about the hard times the poor federal employees are having ("Half of federal employees considering leaving for the private sector, survey finds," Feb. 21). Let me tell you that they are some of the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Maryland officials Friday ordered Starion Energy, a Connecticut-based company licensed to sell electricity in parts of Maryland, to pay $350,000 for multiple violations of state law, including more than 100 instances in which it enrolled, or re-enrolled...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:06 PM
The popular ride-share company Uber began urging Baltimore users this month to help "save" it, declaring that "Uber's future in Maryland is in jeopardy."
Uber launched the public relations campaign as state regulators waded into the same dispute that...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Federal employment is expected to drop sharply in the span of a decade, government projections show, as budget cuts and retirements begin to reshape the workforce.
While U.S. employment will likely grow nearly 11 percent from 2012 through 2022,...