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  • Food stamp court battle ends as state steps up on-time record

    After three years of intense scrutiny, a Baltimore judge has decided that the state had done enough to get poor Marylanders signed up quickly for food stamps, medical help and cash assistance — a decision that has advocates for the poor worried that...
  • Food stamps are good for us

    Food stamps are good for us
    The nation's food stamp program is an essential part of the American safety net. Why? Because people can't be productive — in school, at work or looking for work — if they are hungry and fearful about not having enough food to feed their...
  • Laid-off Sparrows Point workers return to mill for job-search help

    Laid-off Sparrows Point workers return to mill for job-search help
    Mike Hartnett is one of hundreds laid off from Sparrows Point this month as the steel mill's owner looks for a buyer. He came back Tuesday in search of a Plan B: What to do if the Baltimore County plant closes for good. "This place can make money and...
  • 'Twas the month before the payroll tax hike …

    'Twas the month before the payroll tax hike …
    Sorry, Virginia, there is no contractual sanity clause for those who serve in Congress. Once again, the clock is ticking for Washington to fashion a compromise over legislation that would both stimulate the economy and provide tax relief to middle-class...
  • Food stamp recipients are the new welfare queens

    Food stamp recipients are the new welfare queens
    It was big news in Oregon last week when a local TV reporter discovered he could use a supplemental nutrition card to buy a Starbucks frappuccino. In Washington, Republicans suggested that banning millionaires from becoming eligible for food stamp...
  • Transgender bill stirs fear, controversy in Baltimore County

    Transgender bill stirs fear, controversy in Baltimore County
    Jenna Fischetti picks a seat at a Baltimore County Starbucks where she can see who's coming and going. As a transgender woman, the 47-year-old is always on guard. "My head's on the swivel," said Fischetti, a freckled brunette. When she slips into a...
  • Democratic candidate eyes Glen Burnie seat on Arundel council

    A Glen Burnie Democrat said Wednesday he plans to run for the District 2 seat on the Anne Arundel County Council in order to bring some civility back to the body which has been dogged in recent weeks by a series of contentious meetings to choose a...
  • The Interview: Hank Greenberg, AARP Maryland state director

    The Interview: Hank Greenberg, AARP Maryland state director
    Maryland, like the rest of the country, is aging. The state's 65-and-over population increased by more than 18 percent in the past 10 years to 707,642, according to the U.S. census. This group will only grow as baby boomers — those born between...
  • Median wages in Md. fail to keep up with cost of basic needs, report says

    A family of three in Baltimore County needs about $62,000 just to make ends meet, a new report shows. And, without government assistance, minimum wage barely gets them a quarter of the way there. In Baltimore City, that same family of an adult with a...
  • In Baltimore City, more people need help feeding their families

    From 2008 to 2011, average monthly applications for food stamps in Baltimore increased by 66 percent, and applications for temporary cash assistance rose 35 percent, according to the Maryland Department of Human Resources. These numbers are the most...
  • Norquist's 'beast' thrives

    Norquist's 'beast' thrives
    For the last 20 years, the charming Grover Norquist has been perhaps the most successful of American political entrepreneurs, having used a letterhead and small office to secure "no tax" pledges from a near-majority of Congress members and myriads of...
  • Is Howard County too expensive for young families?

    College Park — Howard County has about 8,000 fewer young adults than 10 years ago, according to the U.S. Census. And some officials believe the county's high living costs may be the reason. The Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning used...