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  • When a cut is an increase [Editorial]

    When a cut is an increase [Editorial]
    A quick review of the basics of money management at the county level in Maryland is generally worth pondering at this time of year. The General Assembly may have set its spending policy for the fiscal year, which begins July 1, but the counties and...
  • Loch Raven school construction questioned by planning board, comptroller

    Loch Raven school construction questioned by planning board, comptroller
    Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance faced questions last week from the Baltimore County Planning Board and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot regarding the controversial central area elementary school construction plan. "The...
  • Howard library system to receive additional $13.6 million for new Elkridge branch

    Howard library system to receive additional $13.6 million for new Elkridge branch
    A project to build a new Elkridge branch of the Howard County Library System is set to receive more funding in County Executive Ken Ulman’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 than previously announced, county budget administrator Ray Wacks said...
  • Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]

    Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]
    The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
  • Baltimore's brighter budget [Editorial]

    Baltimore's brighter budget  [Editorial]
    When Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake prepared her first city budget in 2010, she had to find a way to resolve a projected $190 deficit. In 2011, she faced another shortfall, this time $65 million. In 2012, the projected deficit was $48 million. Last year,...
  • State hoops: Loyola men overtake Navy late, 67-65

    Navy held a single-digit lead for most of the game Saturday before Loyola Maryland edged ahead in the last five minutes for a 67-65 victory, breaking a six-game losing streak with its first Patriot League road win of the season. Franz Rassman led the...
  • State hoops: No. 9 Terps women rout Hokies, 87-48

    State hoops: No. 9 Terps women rout Hokies, 87-48
    Roughly an hour and a half before tip-off Sunday afternoon, fans began arriving on foot, in cars and by the busload at Comcast Center. They came expecting to see senior Alyssa Thomas make a run at the all-time scoring record in Maryland women's basketball...
  • Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget

    Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget
    President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
  • CA budget funds indoor tennis, bocce courts

    The Columbia Association Board of Directors delivered few surprises last week when it met and passed the capital and operating budgets for the next two fiscal years. In a Feb. 27 meeting that dragged late into the evening, the board was unanimous in its...
  • Planning Board passes schools capital budget with caveat

    Planning Board passes schools capital budget with caveat
    The Baltimore County Planning Board on Thursday gave its stamp of approval to the school board's $56.2 million capital budget request for fiscal year 2015, though it attached a caveat to a controversial school construction plan approved in the budget. In...
  • New Wilde Lake Middle in Ulman budget

    Howard County Executive Ken Ulman released his capital budget for fiscal year 2015 on April 1, a $259.9 million spending program that he says prioritizes funding for schools, parks, water-quality improvements and expansion of a new intracounty broadband...
  • Ulman releases $259.9 million FY15 capital budget proposal

    Ulman releases $259.9 million FY15 capital budget proposal
    Howard County Executive Ken Ulman released his capital budget for fiscal year 2015 April 1, a $259.9 million spending program that prioritizes funding for schools, parks, water-quality improvements and expansion of a new intercounty broadband network....