| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:08 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2014
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....
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Senior lawmakers unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Monday that would keep the federal government running for most of this year while directing hundreds of millions of dollars to Maryland interests — from the James Webb Space Telescope to...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Not long ago state officials in Maryland faced a technology roadblock that anyone who works at a private company would find quaint: There was no easy way to blast an email to the entire workforce.
For an administration led by an early BlackBerry addict,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Public employees have a right to be represented by a union and to collective bargaining in states like Maryland where the law allows it. And the only way such a system can work — at least on a practical level — is to require all those...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:11 PM
In 2011, Maryland's state government was facing significant budget challenges in both the short term and the long term. The lingering effects of the recession and the waning of federal stimulus funds had blown a hole of about $1.6 billion in the state's...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her decision to require nonessential Baltimore employees to travel to work Thursday or stay home and use vacation time, saying residents need services in severe weather.
Union representatives said the decision...
| 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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Howard Friedman has heard the chatter from his own community to Capitol Hill — sometimes questions, sometimes complaints about the federal workforce, its size and its cost.
The Gaithersburg man, an attorney and union leader at the U.S. Patent...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:50 PM
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...
| 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...