| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:35 AM
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which has slipped back into deficit territory partly because of pension fund obligations, has planned a concert to do something about that.
The program has what should be a big draw -- music by celebrated film...
| May 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
One of the more enjoyable aspects of my public career was an excellent relationship with public safety unions. Law enforcement, fire and EMT groups were supportive of my races for the state legislature, Congress and governor.
Although not unheard of,...
| Apr 29, 2013
With the pension system for City Hall workers facing nearly $700 million in unfunded liabilities, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is introducing legislation today that would require employees to start contributing part of their salaries to the fund....
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Mayo A. Shattuck III, who coordinated the sale of two Baltimore institutions to out-of-state concerns and ran the region's power company for a volatile decade, has retired from the parent of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
Chicago-based Exelon Corp. didn'...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Audits released Wednesday offered new details about two of the city's ongoing financial problems: money wasted by the outdated municipal phone system and the unfunded liabilities of the Police and Fire departments' pension plans.
The independent HPA...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Members of Baltimore's fire and police pension board are questioning whether one of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's top aides should remain part of the lucrative pension system that covers sworn public safety officers.
Administration officials say...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Harford County Public Schools officials appealed to the members of the Harford County Council Thursday morning to fully fund their request for $241 million from the county for their Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget.
Harford County Executive David R....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Has there ever been an event so bizarre as the most recent Harford County Council meeting on April 16, when zoning legislation thinly disguised as a means to stop the planned Bel Air South Walmart "died," after failing to receive a seconding motion?
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
I would like to add some points to former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich's column "How the welfare state has grown" (April 7).
Mr. Ehrlich fails to mention the fact that every president since Lyndon Johnson, beginning in 1964, has raided the Social Security...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:03 AM
The transportation package passed by the General Assembly, including an increase in the gas tax, will have the most immediate impact on Howard County residents, but legislation out of Annapolis this year has little effect on the county budget, according...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 12:09 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:36 AM
In this era of huge federal debt and fiscal dysfunction, it's less than heartening to learn from the Congressional Research Service that the nation's four living former chief executives got a total of $3.7 million in pensions and operating expenses last...