New federal employees would contribute more than triple the amount paid by current government workers for their retirement under an agreement reached in Congress to extend a payroll tax break and unemployment benefits, two Maryland lawmakers who helped craft the deal said Thursday.
Federal employees will be required to contribute $15 billion toward the cost of extending federal unemployment insurance under a tentative agreement struck in Congress that would also maintain the 2010 payroll tax break, federal worker union officials said Wednesday.
As County Executive Ken Ulman spends more time making connections in other parts of the state, other gubernatorial hopefuls will be looking to make some connections of their own — here in Howard County.
Curley and Tagget are Ellicott City residents who have lost children to suicide. They shared bits of their stories with Sarbanes before asking him to do what he could to help in the effort to promote suicide prevention.
Despite looming budget cuts and anti-government rhetoric in Congress, Maryland officials say the two massive federal agencies based in Woodlawn — which have long helped buoy the region's economy — may be better positioned than others to ride out the political turbulence expected over the next several years.
Democratic House candidate John Delaney, who had been exploring a run for Maryland¿s 6th District since mid-November but who officially entered the race this month, will report spending $118,000 of his own money on the race so far, his campaign said Monday.
With the presidential election in full swing and Congress mired in gridlock, President Barack Obama used his third State of the Union address Tuesday to sound a populist message on the economy, outlining a series of policies he said would give the middle class "a fair shot" at prosperity.
With all candidates now filed for the 2012 Congressional races, it's fair to say that Howard County's incumbent U.S. representatives Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes have a pretty easy path to re-election.
Harold A. "Hal" Cohen, first chairman of Maryland's Health Services Cost Review Commission, who was a respected medical economist, died of cancer Monday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 73 and lived in Pikesville.
Eric Wargotz, a Republican who ran an unsuccessful campaign against Democratic Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski in 2010, said Saturday he wants to take a "second look" at running for Senate this year now that State Sen. C. Anthony Muse is in the race.
A Prince George's County state lawmaker and pastor, C. Anthony Muse, announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Senate in Maryland this year, challenging Sen. Ben Cardin's bid for a second term.
A Prince George's County state legislator, C. Anthony Muse, announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Maryland this year, challenging Sen. Ben Cardin's bid for a second term.
Maryland's congressional delegation will have unusual influence in helping to resolve issues left hanging on Capitol Hill as two of the state's lawmakers were appointed Friday to help sort out differences between House and Senate legislation.
The mission is as secret as the agency itself: Maryland's congressional delegation is working quietly to land the FBI headquarters in Prince George's County. Lawmakers have been working behind the scenes to prepare for what will likely become a competition with Virginia for 12,000 federal jobs.
A massive, $662 billion defense measure that authorizes hundreds of millions of dollars in spending on Maryland's military facilities cleared a final vote in the Senate Thursday and now heads to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it into law.
The U.S. Mint unveiled the designs Wednesday for two limited-issue coins that will be issued in March to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The $5 gold piece and the silver dollar pay homage to the National Anthem, Fort McHenry and the Battle of Baltimore.
The five members of the Howard County Council, about to start their sixth legislative year together, selected new leadership this week, passing the top spot back to Columbia Democrat Mary Kay Sigaty for a second time.
The 89-year-old mother of Alan Gross, the Maryland man who is serving 15 years in a Cuban prison after taking cell phones, laptop computers and satellite equipment into the communist nation, released a video statement on Thursday appealing to President Raúl Castro for his release.
A bill introduced by Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin intended to modernize the nation's 1917 Espionage Act has angered public access advocates who say it would limit the ability of federal employees to blow the whistle on government fraud and abuse.