Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz proposed Thursday a general fund operating budget of about $1.6 billion that includes no tax increases but reduces the number of county employees through attrition.
Baltimore Fire Chief James Clack on Thursday floated an idea to extend firefighters' work weeks by one-third while downsizing their ranks by 25 percent, which he says could save the city $10 million annually.
Constellation Energy Group, Baltimore's last Fortune 500 company, also settled a federal investigation into market manipulation as Chicago-based Exelon Corp. closed its $7.9 billion takeover on Monday.
Fortunately for the leaders of the Harford County Education Association, they're not going to suffer the French queen's fate, though the union itself might end up with a new head. After all, the only thing the leadership seems to have accomplished for the rank and file was to delay payment of a Christmas bonus until after Groundhog Day.
An airport food company warned state regulators Thursday that it is laying off 112 employees as it hands off the management of restaurants and bars at BWI to another firm — which could decide to hire all the same workers.
Maryland employers added nearly 25,000 jobs last year, according to new estimates, the best performance since 2006 but one that still leaves the state with more than 80,000 jobs to make up from recessionary losses.
Baltimore County school employees have reached a tentative agreement with the school system that will raise the contributions employees make to their health care plans over the next five years in exchange for guarantees that there will be no layoffs or furloughs for the next three years.