On his last full day in the office where he spent much of his long public service career, Harford County Executive David Craig sounded content with his legacy and quietly modest about his achievements.
This is the time of year when high school seniors apply to college -- and when I get lots of mail about whether college is worth the cost. The answer is unequivocally "yes," but with one big qualification.
Federal spending in Maryland fell by nearly $1.2 billion last year, a nonpartisan research group reported Tuesday — the latest sign that congressional belt-tightening is having an impact in a state long buoyed by the federal checkbook.
State analysts urged lawmakers Tuesday to scrap Maryland's controversial film tax credit, arguing the state hasn't been benefited enough from the $62.5 million poured into television and movie companies since 2012.
Corporate CEOs complain loudly that U.S. corporate income taxes are the highest in the world, making U.S. corporations uncompetitive in global markets. What they fail to mention is that the average large company pays less than 20 percent of its income in federal taxes, barely more than half the official 35 percent rate. Some companies pay far less. In fact, seven of the nation's 30 largest corporations paid their CEOs more last year than they paid in taxes, according to Fleecing Uncle Sam, a new
The 59th Carroll County Board of Commissioners has come and is nearly gone. During their four-year term, they dubbed themselves as the "Fighting 59th" citing their duty and desire to protect the residents of Carroll County, especially their rights as stated in both the state and federal constitutions.
National labor officials have wrested control of the largest dockworkers union in Baltimore after a year of infighting and accusations that local officers mishandled the union's finances and stacked membership rolls in their favor.
President Obama's executive actions come at a crucial moment for Baltimore, as more and more immigrants are choosing our city as a place to grow. The president's Immigration Accountability Executive Actions crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize the deportation of felons over families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay their fair share of taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation.
The National Association of Realtors recently reported that first-time homebuyers across the country are as scarce as they've been in 27 years, but the picture in Baltimore seems different — some real estate people see a slowdown, others say the city is busy with people buying or looking for their first home.
Harford Bank has remained locally owned and operated since it was founded in 1964, and its staying power during the past 50 years, when many other local banks have failed or been purchased by larger institutions, is the result of what its top managers describe as conservative business and lending practices.
Baltimore County's small businesses are getting increased financial support thanks to a recently established county-wide flexible loan program, the first recipients of which were announced by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Oct. 16. The $1.5 million Boost Fund, which is managed by the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development, offers loans to small, minority and women-owned businesses in the county.
By By Elaina Clarke and Community Times Staff Reporter
New Baltimore Development Corp. president William H. Cole IV wants to increase incentives for small and mid-size businesses by $4 million annually, boost small city loans for start-up firms by $500,000, and attract 13 international companies to the city.
By working together and bringing a new sense of boldness to governing in Maryland, our new state leaders can proactively take on challenges like reducing health care costs, while seizing opportunities to positioning Maryland as a leader in the years to come.
A small Maryland-based firm that owns nursing homes across the country has experienced explosive growth in recent years, propelled by consolidation among its tenants, changes wrought by health care reform, and increased investor demand for medical properties.
The former owner of Glen Burnie's Empire Towers, the 10-story on Ritchie Highway, has been indicted on securities fraud charges, with authorities alleging that he raised more than $7 million from investors under the guise that he was selling bonds.
Recent reports have highlighted the movement of young, college-educated people to the nation's cities. Baltimore is among the beneficiaries of this shift. Between the turn of the century and last year, the city ranked third fastest of the nation's cities of 600,000 population or more in attracting educated 25- to 34-year-olds — a growth rate of 75 percent.
The old adage claims "money is the mother's milk of politics," but it's wrong. Defining the message is the key, and the money comes later. Candidates and organizations that are able to correctly set the stage with a resonating message get donations, grassroots support, likes on Facebook, momentum, media attention and results when the curtain lifts on Election Day. Governor-elect Larry Hogan did that.
Millennial disgruntlement about their future job prospects is palpable and substantially different from past semesters. Students worry that Maryland doesn't offer them an opportunity to work at a job where they walk away with a large enough portion of the economic pie to make their education efforts worthwhile. We call that opportunity cost in economics. The best antidote for this anguish is economic growth to expand the economic pie. The question today is what will Governor-Elect Larry Hogan do
Small business owners often balk at the expense and liability of offering their employees a retirement plan, few financial firms offer plans to small businesses and rarely do employees without an employer-sponsored plan sign up for one on their own.
Almost as soon as the Antares rocket — loaded with cargo bound for the International Space Station — exploded in midair above the launchpad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, analysts and space observers began speculating on the implications of the failed launch. They focused not only on Orbital Sciences Corp., the contractor responsible for the launch, but also on Wallops — specifically whether the failure would throw into question Orbital's $1.9 billion contract to launch