Eliminating the "rain tax" — the stormwater fees that the state's 10 largest jurisdictions were required to charge property owners — was the signature achievement of Gov. Larry Hogan's first legislative session. But most property owners in the Baltimore region will still pay the fees.
At least one Carroll County commissioner is considering raising taxes in the coming fiscal year to account for more than $25 million in new funding requests by the county's agencies and allied organizations.
Former governor Martin O'Malley laid out his five-point plan for improving the country's economy on Thursday, continuing to strike the populist tone that has marked the run up to his expected presidential campaign.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is proposing a conservative budget for fiscal year 2016, one that supports modest raises for county employees and teachers, but also places some responsibility on school officials to make the latter happen.
Federal and state government representatives met with local farmers and entrepreneurs at Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore Monday to discuss how the federal government can better support local agriculture.
When China rolled out the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank last October, the stiff resistance from the U.S. (as well as Japan) took the world by surprise. The U.S. objections to AIIB concern its possible failure to meet governance, environmental and labor standards. Those objections seem a bit hollow and unconvincing for a number of reasons.
Requests for four new positions in the Department of Citizen Services and a 3 percent increase over county staff's recommended Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the Carroll County Health Department were some of the highlights of the Carroll County Commissioners' budget hearings Tuesday.
A Pepco Holdings merger with Exelon is a good deal and is in the best interest of residents of the state of Maryland. It has the potential to make Maryland a national leader in the development of microgrids, energy efficiency, distributed energy — including renewables — and other technology that will be the backbone of the grid of the future and a strong incentive for businesses to locate here.
After pushing through the largest series of property tax cuts in the city's history amid the most challenging economic times in generations, I find myself in the odd position of having my commitment to property tax cuts being questioned because my finance department's preliminary budget recommends a one-year pause. Let me be clear: I made a promise to deliver a 20-cent property tax cut for residential homeowners by 2020, and that's a promise I fully intend to keep. There is no backsliding, and
Dozens of cities and states across the country have recognized the true value of ridesharing and the tremendous economic and social impact it has on diverse communities. This is why we have introduced a regulatory framework that would create a permanent home for Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing options across the entire state.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's $2.5 billion preliminary operating budget for next year will impose no new fees, keep tax rates the same and shrink the city's workforce to the smallest size in decades.
While Episcopal Community Services of Maryland has a successful track record of working with Baltimore's formerly incarcerated population, we need to constantly look for ways to do even more. Every year, roughly 10,000 people leave prison and return to Baltimore City; 4,000 of them — 40 percent — will return to prison within three years. This must change.
Activists have fought to defend the working-class Northeast Baltimore community of Belair-Edison against the forces that have crushed other neighborhoods -- blockbusting and white flight, predatory lending and foreclosures, a loss of blue collar jobs, and crime. Unlike failing city neighborhoods, Belair-Edison has maintained high rates of homeownership, even as it transitioned from majority white to majority black in the 1990s. Experts say offering affordable housing to working- and middle-class
The executive director of the Maryland Council on Economic Education talks about the nonprofit organization's programs to teach financial literacy to students, and offers some household financial advice of her own
Driving home to Baltimore from a meeting with a potential new customer one cold February afternoon, my wife and I chuckled when we crossed the state border. In addition to "Maryland Welcomes You," our state's "Enjoy Your Visit!" sign on Route 15 now read, "We're Open for Business," followed by Gov. Larry Hogan's signature. I'd like to make our new Maryland greeting a bit more honest by inserting one word toward the end. It should read: "We're open for big business."
A federal court on Wednesday allowed the U.S. Department of Labor to resume processing guest worker applications, granting a reprieve to Eastern Shore crab houses and other business that rely on foreigners to do jobs they say Americans won't.