| May 9, 2013
| 2:17 PM
In much the same way the recent drug disposal day organized in Harford County was a valuable public service for people looking to safely divest themselves of unwanted medications, the gun turn-in day planned Saturday in Harford County and at locations...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:25 PM
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."...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:30 AM
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.
| Apr 29, 2013
With the pension system for City Hall workers facing nearly $700 million in unfunded liabilities, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is introducing legislation today that would require employees to start contributing part of their salaries to the fund....
| May 4, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Hiring for federal jobs in Maryland has fallen 30 percent since 2008, and for the first time in years is being outpaced by the number of employees retiring or resigning — a trend that has raised concerns among some about the government's ability...
| May 6, 2013
| 12:37 PM
The O'Malley administration has notified state employees in same-sex relationships that they won't be able to include domestic partners in their health insurance anymore.
If they want coverage, they'll have to get married.
The policy change is the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 10:51 AM
"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...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 10:53 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Nearly half of Baltimore's municipal employees and retirees have a "critical or chronic" illness — a distinction that contributes to the high cost of providing their health insurance, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday.
"We need to...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:09 AM
State Sen. Nancy Jacobs, a Republican representing District 34 that includes parts of Harford and Cecil counties along the Route 40 corridor, announced Tuesday that she will not be seeking re-election next year.
"After nearly a year of thoughtful...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:16 AM
Aberdeen's city council wants a committee to study what the salaries of future mayors and council members should be.
The council voted Monday to create a seven-member group that will spend the summer deciding how much money council members and the...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers will be paying higher rates this year, with the average bills rising by several dollars a month, to cover the cost of upgrading the utility's infrastructure.
Maryland's Public Service Commission, which regulates...