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  • Harford Community College officials criticize collective bargaining bills

    Harford Community College officials criticize collective bargaining bills
    Harford Community College officials are voicing concerns about Maryland senate and house bills to establish a collective bargaining process for community colleges in Maryland that would permit their employees to be represented by unions. SB 749,...
  • No timetable set to eliminate glitches in health exchange

    No timetable set to eliminate glitches in health exchange
    Maryland Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein told state lawmakers on Tuesday that he could not say when the state's troubled health exchange website would be free of technical glitches. Sharfstein told the Senate Finance Committee that state workers...
  • Director of troubled state health exchange took break for tropical vacation

    Director of troubled state health exchange took break for tropical vacation
    As lawmakers grilled Maryland's health secretary last week on why the state's troubled health exchange was still broken, the official in charge of it was on vacation in the Cayman Islands. Rebecca Pearce, executive director of the Maryland Health...
  • Health exchange director resigns

    The director of Maryland's health insurance exchange resigned Friday amid ongoing technical problems and questions about a Caribbean vacation she took while the online marketplace faltered. Rebecca Pearce, hired two years ago to build a $107 million...
  • Maryland health exchange director resigns after questions about vacation

    Maryland health exchange director resigns after questions about vacation
    The director of Maryland's troubled health insurance exchange resigned Friday amid ongoing technical problems and questions about a Caribbean vacation she took while the online marketplace faltered. Rebecca Pearce, hired two years ago to build a $107...
  • Federal tax benefit for transit users to shrink Jan. 1

    Federal tax benefit for transit users to shrink Jan. 1
    Thousands of Maryland bus and MARC train riders could pay more for their commute starting in January after Congress failed to renew an expiring tax credit that rewards mass transit use. Current federal law allows bus and rail commuters to withhold up to...
  • Another bargain, another rejection

    There is widespread agreement that the U.S. can become more competitive in the global marketplace if it lowers its corporate tax rate. There's also a consensus that the nation needs to spend more money on its vital infrastructure. So one might assume that...
  • Cardin presses for 'progressive' consumption tax in overhaul

    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ben Cardin has been pressing for what he calls a progressive consumption tax since he first arrived in Congress. More than 26 years later, the Maryland Democrat thinks the idea may have its best shot in a long time. Cardin, a member...
  • Legislation to protect businesses from payroll services fraud sent to Obama

    Legislation to protect businesses from payroll services fraud sent to Obama
    The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to give more protections to businesses victimized by payroll services companies that failed to pay their clients' federal and state taxes or committed other fraudulent acts. The legislation, championed by...
  • Americans need to stop subsidizing CEO pay

    Almost everyone knows CEO pay is out of control. It surged 16 percent at big companies last year, according to the New York Times, and the typical CEO raked in $15.1 million. Meanwhile, the median wage continued to drop, adjusted for inflation. What's...
  • Raise wages — no strings attached

    Raise wages — no strings attached
    Raising Maryland's minimum wage has faced tough going in Annapolis ever since Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. left office. It was the Republican governor's steadfast opposition to raising the minimum wage that spurred Democrats to support an increase in 2005...
  • Who says the Republicans are doomed?

    Who says the Republicans are doomed?
    Since Mitt Romney lost to President Obama on Nov. 6, the conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party is in trouble. The less conventional truth is that it is the Democrats whose chances may be more bleak. Yes, Republicans are currently...