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Paging Mr. Fezziwig. One might get the notion that Charles Dickens' good-hearted fictional employer was back in business after the announcement this week by a private equity firm, Cerberus Capital Management, that it intends to sell Freedom Group Inc.,...
Editor: I would like to commend you for acknowledging in your editorial entitled "Time for a Raise," that Harford County's employees do their jobs well and that "it is reasonable … to include a raise for those on the public payroll." Where I...
In his recent commentary, Matt Patterson informed us that President Barack Obama's election to a second term in office is the death knell for liberty in this country and he sounds ready to pack up his bags and leave ("America the dictatorship?" Nov. 27)....
A court ruling that struck down a key provision of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of the fire and police pension system will not dismantle the entire law, a federal judge ruled Friday. "The Ordinance will not 'fall as a whole,' "...
Tags: Lobbying, Trials, Interior Policy, Judges, Justice System
Baltimore County sold $256 million in pension obligation bonds this week to fund its retirement system, and officials say the borrowing will cost less than they expected. The county borrowed the money at a 3.43 percent interest rate, compared with the...
A pair of reports critical of military spending — on items as diverse as health care and dried meat — are part of the latest round of scrutiny of the Defense Department's budget as the fiscal cliff approaches. The nonpartisan Congressional...
Would you borrow money to pay off your mortgage and instead risk it in the market? That is in essence what Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz would like to do by floating $255 million of pension obligation bonds to fill the official hole in the...
In the days following Barack Obama's re-election, we learned that Mr. Obama didn't win because voters trusted him more than Mitt Romney on the economy, or because he ended the Iraq war and killed Osama bin Laden. He didn't win because he started to turn...
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...
Tags: Interior Policy, Trials, Litigation, Government, Justice System
Marta Mossburg's recent column on state employee pensions cites the work of Joshua Rauh and Robert Novy-Marx to say how much more Marylanders can expect to pay to "fully fund the system" ("Shifting pension burden means higher taxes," June 5). To arrive...
Tags: Employees, Georgetown, Interior Policy
As it turns out, the financial difficulties that whacked Harford County government when the national economy tanked in 2008 didn't result in a radical dismemberment of the county's staff and a withering of public servants' salaries. Like many people...
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