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  • Defined contribution plans won't save taxpayer dollars

    The Sun's recent editorial on public pensions ("Prudence and public pensions," July 20) misses the mark in several respects. Readers should be forewarned that The Sun's proposed solution — a switch to defined contribution plans — is a...
  • Romney tax plan won't help the poor

    As The Sun recently observed, Mitt Romney has done little to explain how his policy of cutting taxes for wealthy individuals and corporations will benefit the middle class and the poor ("President for the rich?" Sept. 19). Poverty is caused by a number...
  • Walmart pork suppliers treat pregnant pigs inhumanely

    Rick Berman, a highly paid lobbyist for animal abuse industries, is deceiving consumers again ("Pregnant pigs treated humanely," Sept. 20). Numerous investigations at Walmart pork suppliers reveal pregnant pigs condemned to lives of misery inside metal...
  • Judge strikes down city pension change

    A key provision of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of the fire and police pension system was struck down Thursday by a federal judge in a ruling that could force the city to pay tens of millions of dollars more to retirees each year....
  • New law will let federal employees ease into retirement

    New law will let federal employees ease into retirement
    It's been a worry for many years: What happens when older federal workers retire and take decades of institutional knowledge with them? "The last thing any manager or any organization or company wants is for folks that are ready to retire to just walk...
  • In defeat, a victory for Baltimore pension reform

    In defeat, a victory for Baltimore pension reform
    Baltimore's Fraternal Order of Police is celebrating what is, at most, a Pyrrhic victory in its effort to reverse the pension reforms Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the City Council enacted two years ago. Federal Judge Marvin J. Garbis' ruling that...
  • City should yield on police, fire pensions

    The Sun editorial ("In defeat, a victory," Sept. 24) claims that the City of Baltimore was within its rights to make unilateral changes to fire and police pensions. Federal Judge Marvin Garbis ruled that the city ordinance was unconstitutional. It...
  • Shift in county policy stresses money, not items, for donations

    Policy changes within the Volunteer Office of the Baltimore County Department of Social Services have altered the county's flagship donation drives for families in need, leaving at least one local volunteer wondering whether the county's neediest...
  • Balto. Co. borrows $25 million from pension fund for recycling facility

    Baltimore County plans to borrow $25 million from its pension system to upgrade recycling facilities, a move some County Council members and union leaders are questioning. The county retirement system's board of trustees approved the loan last month at...
  • STOCK Act: Federal employees sue government over financial disclosure

    Seven senior federal employees and four employees' groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday to stop their agencies from posting their salaries, stock portfolios and other assets online. Congress required federal agencies to post the data by Aug. 31 as...
  • State pension board faces tough call

    Maryland's $37 billion state pension system may lower its expectations of what it can earn on investments — a decision with potentially significant consequences for retirees and Maryland taxpayers. Trustees of the system — which covers more...
  • NFL: Today's ref rant

    NFL: Today's ref rant
    There apparently has been some incremental progress in the negotiations between the NFL and the union representing the locked out officials, so don’t be surprised if something gets announced before tomorrow night’s nationally televised game...