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  • Harford council's foibles on Bel Air Walmart bill defy logic [Commentary]

    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? I...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Older, wealthier Americans get plenty of 'free stuff'

    Older, wealthier Americans get plenty of 'free stuff'
    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...
  • Baltimore County weighs pension bonds

    Baltimore County weighs pension bonds
    Baltimore County officials say they can close a gap in pension funding while saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. But their planned strategy is one that carries considerable risk, experts say. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has proposed...
  • Facts and opinions from the campaign

    Facts and opinions from the campaign
    Fact: Photo identification is a necessary element of life in America today. Opinion: Don't believe it? Try cashing an out-of-town check; visiting just about any office building in the country; getting on a commercial airplane; or, buying some types of...
  • Baltimore County seeks to borrow $255 million to fund pension system

    Baltimore County seeks to borrow $255 million to fund pension system
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz wants to borrow $255 million and repay it over the next 30 years to help fund the county's retirement system, a move that would carry risk but that the administration says could benefit taxpayers in the long run....
  • Teachers take over Harford council meeting, plead for help

    Harford County teachers took their protest over lack of raises and other contract issues to the county council meeting Tuesday night, packing the chamber in Bel Air as the council got ready to vote on the 2013 county budget. Before the meeting, dozens of...
  • Harford executive answers critics on bonus

    Harford County Executive David R. Craig issued the following statement Wednesday in response to criticism regarding his decision to withdraw legislation that would have provided a second $625 one-time pay bonus to teachers and other county employees:...
  • Md. retirement system to vote against electing Wal-Mart directors

    Maryland's state retirement system said Thursday that it would once again vote against the election of Wal-Mart Stores' board because it isn't confident in the independence of the directors. The Maryland State Retirement and Pension System, which owns 1....
  • Storm warnings

    Maryland's state treasurer, Nancy Kopp, has duties that include supervising more than $36 billion in investments for the pension fund covering state employees and teachers. It's her business to protect and grow that portfolio for years to come, and that...
  • Letter: Pension proposal by Kamenetz a gamble for county

    The purpose of this letter is to express my strong objection to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's proposal to float a $250 million Pension Obligation Bond (POB). Words make it difficult to accurately express my opposition. I believe that it...