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  • Work of lawyer-legislator raises question about conflict

    Work of lawyer-legislator raises question about conflict
    In 2011, Prince George's County Del. Benjamin S. Barnes became a partner in one of the state's busiest workers' compensation firms. The lawmaker wrote a three-word disclosure in blue ink on his state ethics forms, and began working on legislation that...
  • Don't cry for federal workers [Letter]

    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...
  • Senate OKs budget after making trims

    Senate OKs budget after making trims
    The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.9 billion state budget that includes no new taxes while giving state workers a 2 percent cost-of-living raise. It is slightly leaner than the governor proposed. The spending plan, due for a...
  • Sharp drop in federal employment expected

    Sharp drop in federal employment expected
    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,...
  • City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit

    City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit
    The Rawlings-Blake administration's efforts to slash Baltimore's long-term deficit has run into a bump — more than $100 million in new police, education and other expenses now expected over the next decade. The school system is billing the city...
  • Deal reached on city pension bill

    Deal reached on city pension bill
    Baltimore unions and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have struck a deal on her latest sweeping pension change, which would switch some new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan. The agreement -- which was passed by a...
  • Mayor's $2.5 billion budget includes property tax break, no cuts in services

    Mayor's $2.5 billion budget includes property tax break, no cuts in services
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will unveil a proposed $2.5 billion budget Wednesday that would give city workers a 2 percent raise and — for the first time since 2008 — would not cut city services, officials said. The plan includes the...
  • House approves $38.7 billion state budget

    House approves $38.7 billion state budget
    The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.7 billion budget that trims the governor's plan but still provides raises to state workers and levies no new taxes. The House bill, scheduled for a final vote Thursday, would increase...
  • Federal cuts pinch Marylanders' income

    Federal cuts pinch Marylanders' income
    Tammy Woodard lost pay and paid time off last year to federal budget tightening, which meant she had to tighten her family's budget — and continues to do so now in fear of future cuts. For the Aberdeen Proving Ground employee, it is a personal hit....
  • Quit complaining: Federal employees don't have it bad compared to workers in the private sector [Letter]

    Perhaps lawmakers and federal employees should be less concerned about themselves and more concerned about the morale of their employers, the American taxpayers ("Half of federal workforce considering private sector," Feb. 23). Lawmakers passed the...
  • Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices

    Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices
    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...
  • New online system for city ethics forms requires in-person sign-up

    New online system for city ethics forms requires in-person sign-up
    Want to see what gifts Baltimore's elected officials and government workers have received? You can check out the details online, but you first have to make a stop at City Hall to sign up. The city's Ethics Board says it is not allowed to make the process...