A Maryland legislator has filed a complaint with the Baltimore County school board's ethics panel, saying he wants them to rule on whether Superintendent Dallas Dance violated board policy when he took a part-time job with a company doing business with the school system.
The State Department of Assessments and Taxation will send notices today to about 750,000 property owners whose properties were assessed for tax purposes in 2013. Statewide, residential values held steady at 1.3 percent, while commercial assessments climbed 16.3 percent compared to 2010, when this group of properties was last considered.
As a player in the Black Power and civil rights movements of the 1960s, even at only 25 years old, Maulana Karenga was concerned about legacy. He wanted to leave behind something that would both celebrate the accomplishments of his people and challenge them to go even further.
Tuesday night, as I was cycling through the nightly newscasts, I came upon something even I couldn't remember seeing: A last half hour of the "NewsHour" that consisted of two stories that had already aired somewhere else and one interview segment that I would be generous in describing as an infomercial for PBS.
Eugene Monroe is assigned the critical job each week of protecting quarterback Joe Flacco's blindside. He's graded out the highest of any Ravens offensive lineman this season and has allowed four sacks and 10 quarterback hurries in eight starts, according to Pro Football Focus.
Three years after touting his medical background as he campaigned for Congress, Rep. Andy Harris is emerging as a top spokesman in opposition to Obamacare — and taking on other health policy issues as well.
A self-described "tough old broad" with a commanding presence exceeding her 5-foot-1 frame, Carolyn Jacobi has traveled the country in response to reports of neglected burial grounds and fraudulent business practices.
There were no surprises Monday when the Laurel Board of Election Supervisors finalized the ballot for the November City Council race. The candidates on the ballot for the Nov. 5 City Council elections are John Matthews Smith and current Council members Edward Ricks and Valerie Nicholas in the Ward 1 race; Thomas Matthews and current Council members Fred Smalls and Donna Crary in the Ward 2 race; and Adrian Rousseau and current Council member Mike Leszcz in the at-large race. Voters will elect a
The three challengers in the eight-person city council race, John Smith (Ward 1),Thomas Matthews (Ward 2) and Adrian Rousseau (at-large), were required to resubmit their financial disclosure forms by the city's Board of Elections Supervisors after the ethics commission found ommissions on their original submissions.
All three challengers in the Laurel City Council race required to resubmit campaign forms have done so prior to the extended deadline of 5 p.m. Thursday, according to clerk of the city council Kimberly Rau.
According to board chairman John Kish, the forms for all three candidates, who were the only three of the eight council candidates to not attend the commission's meeting, lacked basic information like address, place of employment, income and debts.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's cousin locked up a one-year contract for $65,400 to work as project manager in Baltimore's Department of General Services last week. The city's spending panel – controlled by the mayor – approved the contract for Babila Lima on Wednesday without discussion. Rawlings-Blake abstained, but city ethics policy doesn't recognize a cousin in its nepotism rules.
The Baltimore County Ethics Commission will not file a complaint against a Dundalk councilman who didn't disclose his outside employment – including a stint with a county schools contractor — for years, saying he took the necessary steps to correct his omissions.
Josh Pons, president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and a two-time Eclipse Award winning writer, shares his remarks delivered at Monday's funeral in Havre de Grace for his fellow horseman and Harford County resident Allen Murray.
Shirley D. Patterson, a retired chemist who earlier had taught at what is now the Community College of Baltimore County at Essex, died July 15 from a heart attack at her Chattanooga, Tenn., home. She was 68.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Life coaching isn't a new profession, but it is a growing one. The number of coaches nationwide has nearly tripled in the past 10 years, according to the International Coach Federation, the leading professional association for coaches.
The House Ethics Committee disclosed Friday it had investigated a trip to Turkey taken by an aide to Baltimore County Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger but concluded the staff member had acted in good faith and will take no further action.
A Harford County Circuit Court judge heard arguments Tuesday from the attorneys for Aberdeen Mayor Mike Bennett and the city's ethics commission over a disputed unfavorable ruling the panel issued against the mayor in 2011.
Opponents of a major housing development proposed for Kent Island have opened a new front in their battle to stop the project — questioning the ethics of a county commissioner who supports the proposal.
A visiting Circuit Court judge from Baltimore County dismissed a motion Wednesday to suppress evidence in a case against a Jarrettsville woman who is accused of bestiality, ensuring the case will likely go to trial.