| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Unexpected expenses and shortfalls — $3.8 million in police expenses, $4 million in unpaid tax credits, a $14.4 million gap from inactive speed cameras — left Baltimore officials scrambling in recent months to patch holes in the budget, the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:34 PM
One-party rule breeds cronyism. While Maryland's one-party Democratic rulers, like Gov. Martin O'Malley, fancy themselves progressive angels above such things, the fact is, Maryland has devolved into an oligarchy.
Exhibit A: KO Public Affairs, the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:44 AM
While the Board of Carroll County Commissioners has waged a battle with the state on whether it needs to implement a stormwater fee, more commonly known as a "rain tax," the county's municipalities have felt left out of the discussion.
After a meeting...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Anne Arundel County government officials say the days of delays are gone for employees opening and responding to email messages. More than 6,000 county government email addresses were switched this month from an old system called GroupWise to a Google-...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Richard Stem left Westminster High School before graduation to join the military at the start of World War II, and he never returned to pick up his diploma. Now, the 93-year-old is set to become one of the earliest graduates of the class of 2014.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:34 PM
After elections officials spent more than 24 hours reviewing and counting absentee and provisional ballots, Republican newcomer Mike Pantelides was named winner of the Annapolis mayoral election Friday night.
Going into the count of provisional...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Perryville town leaders debated Tuesday whether to send a request to Cecil County officials to make a portion of Cedar Corner Road a one-way street in order to address complaints about traffic issues from neighborhood residents.
They decided to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Carroll County is facing fines of up to $10,000 a day after the Maryland Department of Environment and the Attorney General's Office reviewed the county's efforts to avoid levying a stormwater fee on residents.
The Board of Carroll County...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:43 PM
The Annapolis mayoral election was too close to call Tuesday night, with neither candidate declaring victory or conceding defeat.
With 15 of 16 precincts unofficially reporting at 9:45 p.m., incumbent Democratic Mayor Josh Cohen had 3,468 votes to 3,518...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Former Laurel Mayor Percival Granville "Pete" Melbourne III could play all the angles.
As a 15-year-old student at Laurel High School in the 1940s, Melbourne, who didn't have a driver's license, purchased a pickup truck. While others may have used it...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Harford County could face stiff fines and other enforcement actions from the state and federal governments if county officials repeal a local stormwater management fee, also known as the "rain tax," the state government's top environmental official warned...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:43 AM
In an election where every vote mattered, 36 voters made a choice for Annapolis mayor other than incumbent Democrat Josh Cohen or Republican Mike Pantelides, who was victorious by a mere 59 votes.
Three dozen people wrote in all manner of other...