The Carroll County Board of Commissioners is unified in opposition to several proposed tax cuts in the General Assembly that would affect the retirement incomes of military personnel, first responders, the elderly, the disabled and property taxes for small business.
City Council members reacted with shock Wednesday to the news the Baltimore City school system has run up a deficit of more than $60 million — even before $35 million in proposed state budget cuts. And they said they will hold hearings on the matter.
Following through on a campaign promise, Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled legislation Tuesday that would repeal Maryland's requirement that its largest counties impose a fee to pay for stormwater cleanup. Critics call it the "rain tax."
It has been almost two years since federal authorities unveiled charges at the Baltimore Detention Center, drawing international attention amid revelations that Black Guerrilla Family leader Tavon White had impregnated four corrections officers who were supposed to be guarding him. But officials say that even with 40 guilty verdicts, including two dozen against corrections workers, there is more work to be done.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told a gathering of federal employees on Wednesday that he anticipates an "unprecedented and extremely damaging assault" on federal employees this year by the GOP-controlled Congress.
Nearly 500 people showed up to plead the case for maintaining the mission at Aberdeen Proving Ground to Army representatives Thursday night, as the service considers troop and civilian workforce cuts at posts across the country.
Lexington Market could get a new building and play host to a weekly farmers' market if the city follows through on new recommendations for an institution dogged by a reputation for safety problems, lack of cleanliness and "smells."
Baltimore County school leaders have quickly backed away from an ambitious budget proposal after the county executive summoned school board members a few at a time into his office and told them to reduce their request.
Harford County residents are once again being urged to voice their concerns about the future of Aberdeen Proving Ground, this time at a public meeting Thursday to discuss a potential reduction of an estimated 4,300 civilian and military jobs as the installation over the next five years.
Beyond spending cuts for next year, Gov. Larry Hogan is asking the General Assembly for an array of permanent, long-term budget reductions — for public schools, private colleges, libraries and economic development aid for farmers.
As he was sworn into office Tuesday, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh warned that budget cuts would impair the ability of state lawyers to do their jobs and predicted the agency would lose lawyers next year.
As they prepare to meet Friday, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Attorney General-elect Brian E. Frosh both say they want to turn the page and work together. But the two men could find themselves at odds — especially about environmental issues.
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.
More than five years into the economic recovery, many households in Maryland still aren't feeling the lift. Overall personal income — which includes wages, investment income and payments from programs such as Social Security — grew an estimated 1 percent in the second quarter of 2014 in Maryland, compared to 2.5 percent in the U.S. as a whole.
Kmart plans to close its Wabash Avenue store at the end of November, laying off more than 100 employees as the company trims operations around the country, according to notice submitted to the state last week.
In recent weeks, Southwest Airlines — the largest carrier at Baltimore's "easy come, easy go"-branded airport — has run into major peak-hour congestion problems, with summer vacationers tripping over business travelers in ticketing and security lines.
The Baltimore-based NAACP will lay off 7 percent of its national staff as it continues to search for a permanent leader, a decision the civil rights organization says is necessary because of financial concerns.
The Annapolis mayor and city council will hold public hearings on the city's proposed budget Monday night. The hearings are scheduled as part of the council's regular meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 160 Duke of Gloucester St.
The management of the Sheraton Baltimore City Center warned the state Tuesday it expects to lay off the majority of its workforce by the end of May and the large Fayette Street hotel could close entirely.