| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:26 AM
City Councilwoman Helen Holton's proposed alternative to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to put many future municipal employees into a 401(k)-style plan instead of a traditional pension sounds, on the surface, like the compassionate thing to do. Ms....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown marked Veterans Day on Monday by releasing a five-part plan for former members of the armed forces, including a tax break and help with employment and housing.
Brown, the lieutenant governor...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Opposition is mounting on the City Council against Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s latest sweeping pension change, which would switch new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.
City Councilwoman Helen Holton,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Giant Food's parent company plans to do away with the practice of confining pigs as part of its supply chain, the Humane Society of the U.S. said in an announcement Friday.
Ahold USA has set 2022 as a target for when its suppliers will move from the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A limited liability venture that plans to construct a natural gas-fired power generating system to serve Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air is seeking a tax reduction deal that all parties say is essential to the economic viability of the project....
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:18 AM
With the partial federal government shutdown over and employees back at work, workforce consultant John Kolm says, supervisors' first responsibility shouldn't be assigning employees shovels to dig out from under a huge work backlog.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Margaret V. Schupp, a retired Crown Central Petroleum Corp. pension administrator, died of a stroke Oct. 23 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. She was 89.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Ravenwood Avenue, she was the daughter of Frank Schupp, a...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:02 PM
The City of Annapolis struck agreements with four employee unions on Monday, giving employees raises and changing their health benefits in retirement.
Mayor Josh Cohen, who will stand re-election next week, said the four-year agreements are a "real...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:17 AM
We will try not to judge too harshly those on the Baltimore City Council who are supporting a crackdown on panhandling — just as they should not judge too harshly those who are doing the panhandling. A poverty of ideas is just another form of...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Two candidates for governor — one Democrat and one Republican — pledged tax breaks for thousands of retirees who collect pension benefits as they sought the endorsement of the Maryland teachers union.
Speaking Friday to the fall meeting of...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:09 PM
HAVRE de GRACE — Harford County Executive David R. Craig describes himself as a moderate by temperament, but he is staking out positions that seem certain to appeal to the Republican party's hard-core conservative base as he seeks the 2014...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Baltimore County has repaid more than $13 million it borrowed last year from its employees' pension fund, leading the county police union to drop a lawsuit over the loan.
The county recently paid about $13.1 million, plus more than $500,000 in interest,...