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  • Roger Goodell: 'Sorry to have put our fans through that'

    Roger Goodell: 'Sorry to have put our fans through that'
    Apologizing for the Monday night debacle that saw the Seattle Seahawks pick up a controversial win over the Green Bay Packers as the replacement referees bungled a touchdown call and missed an offensive pass interference penalty, NFL commissioner Roger...
  • City school police seek better benefits for injuries in line of duty

    City school police seek better benefits for injuries in line of duty
    When city school police officer Joseph Baribeault attempted to arrest two combative students at the old Greenspring Middle School, he ended up injured at the bottom of two flights of concrete stairs. Even though the city has acknowledged his disabilities...
  • In Maryland, it pays not to work

    In Maryland, it pays not to work
    Contrary to stereotypes, there is no evidence that people on welfare are lazy. Indeed, surveys of welfare recipients consistently show their desire for a job. However, there is also evidence that many are reluctant to accept available employment...
  • Judge welfare by facts, not stereotypes

    There is no empirical support for the recent commentary claiming that welfare benefits are discouraging people from jobs ("In Maryland, it pays not to work," Aug. 14). The opinion piece is disingenuous and its recommendations are reckless. Tighten...
  • 10 Easy Ways to Give Back

    10 Easy Ways to Give Back
    There’s a lot to gain by giving in Howard County. Each year, residents from across the county volunteer their time, doing everything from helping young readers pick out library books and driving seniors to doctors appointments to stocking...
  • Singapore, a land without entitlements

    Singapore, a land without entitlements
    SINGAPORE -- While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due "in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000" -- here in this modern and prosperous city-state of...
  • Neuman vetoes non-negotiated pension perk for firefighters

    Neuman vetoes non-negotiated pension perk for firefighters
    Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has vetoed a bill that would boost a retirement perk for public safety unions because she said the County Council improperly added a firefighters' union to the bill even though the union hadn't asked for it....
  • Rawlings-Blake seeks to switch new employees from pensions to 401(k)-style plans

    Rawlings-Blake seeks to switch new employees from pensions to 401(k)-style plans
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today plans to introduce legislation to switch new city employees from the a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.  By implementing the switch, the city expects to save $1 million in fiscal year 2014, with...
  • Pension reforms should apply to city elected officials

    I see that our mayor wants new employees to settle for a 401(k) pension plans ("Rawlings-Blake seeks to switch new employees from pensions to 401(k)-style plans," July 15). I understand why there should be exceptions for the police and fire departments....
  • State pension fund earnings beat marks

    State pension fund earnings beat marks
    The Maryland state employees' pension system reported last week that it grew to more than $40 billion during the 12 months that ended June 30 as it posted a 10.6 percent return on its investments. That performance exceeds both the state's assumption...
  • Legg Mason names new chairman

    Legg Mason names new chairman
    Legg Mason Inc. announced the appointment of Dennis M. Kass, an independent director and former CEO, as its new chairman during the annual shareholders meeting Tuesday. Kass, 62, joined the board of the Baltimore-based money manager in April and replaces...
  • Myopia that bankrupted Detroit is shared by many

    Myopia that bankrupted Detroit is shared by many
    Detroit's bankruptcy is about numbers: a 26 percent drop in population since 2000, 78,000 abandoned properties, $10 billion in underfunded pension and health care obligations for public employees and billions more in bonds and other debt that make it...