The members of the Harford County Board of Estimates recently voted 5-0 in favor of an $84,487 contract with BGE to cover the county's portion of the costs of building electric infrastructure for the new Department of Emergency Services facilities north of Bel Air.
A broad coalition of environmental and other groups urged Gov. Martin O'Malley Tuesday to oppose development of a natural gas export terminal on the Chesapeake Bay, calling it an unacceptable environmental and safety threat.
Residents and a Howard County Council member who were among those pressing for state action on complaints about power outages affecting thousands of people in several neighborhoods say they're pleased that the Maryland Public Service Commission is ordering BGE to improve service.
Maryland utilities participating in a voluntary program that encourages the use of suppliers owned by minorities, women or disabled veterans spent 11 percent less on contracts with such businesses last year even as total contracting grew modestly.
Harford County government employees will get an additional holiday next month. The county administration announced late Wednesday that county government offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
State Senator Nancy Jacobs, a Republican representing District 34 that includes parts of Harford and Cecil counties along the Route 40 corridor, announced today that she will not be seeking reelection next year.
WASHINGTON — Leaks about secret National Security Agency surveillance programs made by an intelligence contractor reopened a debate Monday over how much the government relies on companies for spy work and whether the firms must do more to vet employees and protect classified information.
The City Council's finance committee will hear testimony Thursday on the mayor's bill to require the city's civilian employees to contribute to their pension fund. Councilman Carl Stokes, who chairs the finance committee, said he expects the plan to pass.
A series of articles and editorials written by members of The Aegis staff about the alarming rise in traffic deaths in Harford County last year - and how law enforcement rushed to address the situation - has been named the best public service journalism in the region last year.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. asked Friday for a rate increase, three months after winning approval for higher charges in its last case — a shift to more frequent rate requests that the company expects will continue.
The Justice Department's secret review of Associated Press telephone records gives advocates for federal employees one more reason to doubt the Obama administration's full commitment to protecting whistle-blowers, particularly those in national security agencies.
In the meanwhile, if you have a cheap gun, do yourself and the rest of us a favor this weekend and turn it in so some good comes of the latest incarnation of the gun debate. If you want to exercise your Second Amendment rights, do so with a quality weapon.
Hiring for federal jobs in Maryland has fallen 30 percent since 2008, and for the first time in years is being outpaced by the number of employees retiring or resigning — a trend that has raised concerns among some about the government's ability to deliver services in the future.
With the pension system for City Hall workers facing nearly $700 million in unfunded liabilities, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is introducing legislation Monday that would require employees to start contributing some of their salaries to the fund.
Exelon gave about $7 million to Maryland charitable causes in the 12 months since it acquired Baltimore's Constellation Energy Group, the same as Constellation had in recent years. That was the deal — literally.
The "average" federal employee salary stands at nearly $78,500, an amount that has risen by about $1,800 in the past two years despite a general freeze on salary rates, according to the Office of Personnel Management.
The pension system for most city workers has nearly $700 million in unfunded liabilities, according to an audit released Wednesday. In contrast, the smaller system for elected officials — who contribute to their pensions — is in strong financial shape, another audit shows.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill has passed the General Assembly, but daunting regulatory, political and financial hurdles remain before a wind-driven power plant could be built in the water 10 miles from Ocean City.
Ernest B. Crofoot, a labor organizer who later became head of Council 67 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, died Friday from complications of cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 88.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun