| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:08 AM
Although attendance was minimal at last week's hearing on the Columbia Association's draft fiscal year 2015 and 2016 budgets, passion was strong among those at the session at the Slayton House in Wilde Lake.
The CA is reviewing capital budget...
| Jan 26, 2014
The value of contracts at Aberdeen Proving Ground plummeted 13 percent last year, but businesses with Maryland locations ended up with roughly as much as the year before.
Even with the overall drop, the numbers are eye-popping. The Army base in...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:19 PM
President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to call for a renewed focus on families struggling through the nation's fickle economic recovery, repeatedly warning lawmakers that his administration intends to work around Congress...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Topics ranging from the minimum wage to legal marijuana, and from the state's budget to an artificial turf field on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County are expected to come before the General Assembly when the 434th session...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Senate Republicans blinked this week on the issue of unemployment benefits, but you can bet that their House counterparts won't be so easily swayed by compassion. At least that's what Democrats are counting on.
After legislation to resume long-term...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Maryland has taken the best shot from a number of teams this season. In the early part of the schedule, it was Oregon State and Boston University at home. Last week, it was Pittsburgh on the road.
Then came Sunday night, when Florida State's best shot...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's final budget proposal leaves the state on a sounder fiscal footing than when he took office seven years ago. Though he will not bequeath his successor anything close to the hefty fund balance his predecessor, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:11 PM
In a couple of weeks, state legislators will gather in Annapolis for the annual circus that is the Maryland General Assembly's legislative session. Given that 2014 is also an election year, the show will be even more entertaining, or depressing, depending...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The term "structural deficit" seems to have crept into fairly common usage among some people who work in bureaucracies.
In Maryland state government, it has been part of the parlance for going on a dozen or more years. It rose to prominence when the...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Anne Arundel County Interim School Superintendent Mamie Perkins this week unveiled a $1.04 billion operating budget proposal for the next fiscal year, calling for 75 new positions throughout the school system and $5.8 million to open a new contract...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A reader recently expressed concern over the federal deficit and faults the Democrats for failing to come to grips with entitlements ("Republicans aren't to blame for Washington gridlock," Dec. 20). He describes the state of our federal budget as a free...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:44 PM
A bipartisan budget deal aimed at calming debates over U.S. fiscal policy for the next two years cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate, reducing the risks of another government shutdown and spending cuts that would have had an outsized impact in...