| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Anne Arundel County Councilman John Grasso was elected chairman of the council Monday night.
Grasso, a Glen Burnie Republican, will lead council meetings for the next year.
In Anne Arundel, the chairman generally is a member of the majority party...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler joined union workers picketing a Bowie Safeway Tuesday to pressure the grocery giant to concede on the health benefits that are tying up contract negotiations.
"This all about awareness," Gansler, who is...
| Oct 4, 2013
Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond is wrong to criticize County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for his handling of the police department health care dispute ("Kamenetz under fire for refusing to repay police retirees," Sept. 27).
Not only would it be...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
To say Obamacare has had a rough rollout in Maryland (and the nation) is an understatement.
An opening day stumble with glitches and an inoperable website, higher premium costs despite promises that Obamacare would lower costs, delay of the debut of...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Shirley Kane didn't think she could take it any more.
Her 87-year-old mother, diagnosed with terminal cancer, was bedridden at home. Kane was the only person feeding her, sorting out her medications, keeping her clean. The job was so overwhelming that...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Anne Arundel County government employees would have to work longer to get health insurance in retirement, and the county would pay for a smaller portion of the coverage under a bill proposed Thursday by the county executive.
County Executive Laura...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Del. James Hubbard, who represents those of us in District 23A in Prince George's County, is the recipient of the 2013 Legislator of the Year Award bestowed by the Maryland Retailers Association. The award was presented at the MRA's annual dinner on Sept....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Harford Community College's proposed operating budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year includes a $12 per-credit-hour tuition increase, as college officials work to close what they say is a structural deficit and to offset flat state and county funding....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Generally speaking, the general public should be a lot more interested in the formulation of a budget for the school system than attendance at public hearings on the subject would seem to indicate.
From a philosophical standpoint, public education is...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:45 PM
The Baltimore County police union says the county now owes hundreds of retired officers nearly $1.6 million in health insurance refunds and interest — about $1 million more than previously estimated.
The new figures surfaced Tuesday at a...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:10 PM
In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
Since that time, these things have happened:
•In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago.
•In 1896, the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Carroll Community College has proposed a $5 per-credit-hour tuition increase for students as part its early fiscal year 2015 operating budget request.
In a presentation to the college's Board of Trustees Wednesday, Executive Vice President of...