| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The contract agreement Baltimore has reached with city firefighters is an example of the good that can come out of difficult negotiations when both sides are willing to make concessions. Neither the city nor the firefighters got everything they wanted,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:37 AM
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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:34 AM
The Ravens opened training camp this week under sunny skies — both literally and figuratively — and will stage their first full-squad workout Thursday with only one serious question facing them as they prepare for the 2013 season:
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:32 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 10:38 AM
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...
| Jul 19, 2013
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....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:28 PM
You gotta love China. The country that tells you how many children you can legally have — one — is now telling the kids they have to visit you.
A new law, titled "Protection of the Rights and Interests of Elderly People," states that "family...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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....
| Jul 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Attempting to narrow America's immigration debate down to an easily understood set of issues is no easy task. But that's why The Sun pays me the big bucks. So, with no further caveats, I offer comprehensive immigration reform in 800 words, more or less....
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Baltimore residents will pay less in property taxes but more in stormwater and taxi fees under a $2.4 billion budget approved by the City Council on Monday.
The cut will reduce the property tax payments on a home valued at $200,000 by about $140. But...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:28 PM
The Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners unanimously voted against a budget amendment Monday that would have put $55,000 in savings from a recent capital project toward the town employee pension funds, which are short by more than $100,000 for the 2013...