| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:13 PM
The state's utility regulators are asking Marylanders to conserve energy as demand caused by the cold snap puts extra pressure on the region's power grid.
Higher electricity use means the regional grid operator "is managing a very tight power supply,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:33 AM
The Harford County Liquor Control Board is unique among government entities in the county. It is established as a function of state law, but its members are appointed by the county executive.
It is empowered to both enforce and adjudicate a book of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Maryland regulators said Wednesday that they will allow Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to charge gas customers a monthly fee to pick up the pace of replacing aging pipes — the first such surcharge in the state.
The surcharge will start at about 32...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:01 PM
A Senate committee voted to approve Gov. Martin O'Malley's nomination of a former employee of a New Jersey utility company to the Public Service Commission over the protest of a group of Montgomery County consumers.
Opponents expressed concern that Anne...
| 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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:05 PM
An estimated 500 people rallied Thursday in Baltimore against plans to export liquefied natural gas from a Southern Maryland facility, chanting and carrying signs past the office tower where state regulators were considering one aspect of that proposal....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...