The Social Security Administration will transfer more than 15 percent of its disability appeals cases from Baltimore to other cities in an effort to relieve what had become the third-worst processing delay in the nation, the agency said Friday.
As Maryland looks to re-energize its economy amid federal budget cuts and slow growth in the wake of the recession, the candidates vying to be the next governor each developed distinct plans for how to improve Maryland's business climate and promote job creation.
President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing an income inequality gap the president has made a top target of his second term.
Johns Hopkins University led U.S. universities with $2.106 billion spent on research in fiscal 2012, though that total fell at Hopkins and at universities across the country compared to the previous year, according to the National Science Foundation.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pledged Wednesday to move forward with a new but smaller speed camera system despite the spate of problems that plagued Baltimore's last two speed camera vendors. She spoke after officials voted to terminate the most recent contract for running the city's system, once the largest in North America.
Mr. Obama's spending and borrowing are visiting Eurosclerosis on America: slow growth, high youth unemployment and a level of debt that will force presidents in the next decade to dry dock the Navy and stand down the army to pay all the interest and the entitlements he has created.
Vince Marucci and Joe DiGangi were in the same class at West Point, went to Stanford University for master's degrees, returned to West Point to teach and later ended up working at the same Columbia tech firm. So it's not surprising that they decided to start a business together. Their lives kept intersecting. Q&A with founders of Trusant Technologies.
The Cecil County man, convicted in a prescription pill case, was due to be sentenced in federal court last spring — until his attorney made an embarrassing admission to the judge: The federal defender's office could not afford to pay for documents the lawyer said he would need to represent his client.
Congress Wednesday night approved a bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year, a measure that will send tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland back to work.
Six months after former Social Security Administration commissioner Michael J. Astrue left his post, the Obama administration has yet to nominate a replacement — leaving a leadership gap as the agency wrestles with shrinking budgets and hard choices.
The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay-cut since early July.
The University of Maryland Medical Center will send layoffs notices to employees at the end of the month as it looks to cut costs in the wake of federal budget cuts and what the state's hospitals have called inadequate rate increases.
St. Mary's College of Maryland has only locked in about two-thirds of the students it needs for a full freshman class next school year, a shortfall that could cost the public liberal arts school $3.5 million in lost tuition.
Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been slated to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, federal officials said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could have backed up traffic at BWI Marshall Airport.
Sen. Ben Cardin lamented snowballing damage from federal budget cuts in town hall meetings with federal workers and small business leaders Friday, pledging to work toward an alternative budget solution by October.
By By Scott Dance and Blair Ames and Baltimore Sun Media Group
One month after across-the-board federal spending cuts known as sequestration began there are signs the impact on the economy — even in a state such as Maryland with strong ties to the federal government — might not be as severe as initially feared.
Private pilots across Maryland and two commercial airlines will have their wings clipped next month as the Federal Aviation Administration closes five air traffic control towers as part of an effort to comply with across-the-board budget cuts mandated by Congress.