It's hard to avoid concluding that the confidentiality clause in Baltimore police brutality settlements is meant to protect those who govern the city, rather than those in whose name the city is governed. And in this regard — as, alas, in so many others — Baltimore embodies in an acute form one of the country's broader failures: the lack of accountability among our leaders for their extensive misbehavior.
The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in unpaid taxes.
Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and other lawmakers in the region.
In a county where the people who regulate the sale of alcoholic beverages are particularly tough on businesses selling to minors or to intoxicated patrons, what could emerge as a new drinking fad isn't raising any red flags. Not yet.
Operations at NBRS Financial Bank have been fairly normal since the Federal Reserve Board of Governors issued an Prompt Corrective Action Directive to the community bank serving Harford and Cecil counties on April 7, NBRS President Hugh J. Garchinsky said Tuesday.
A series of recent federal reports have raised concerns with safety in small field offices scattered across the country, where federal employees at the IRS, Social Security Administration and other agencies are more likely to interact with the public.
Responding to the Obama Administration's decision to delay enforcement of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), a number of politicians and commentators have argued that the president is running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution. Is President Obama abdicating his constitutional duties? To answer, one must consider both the relevant text of the ACA and any legal precedent that considers whether the executive branch enjoys the discretion that it claims to have. Fortunately
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City is selling nearly 40 percent of its public housing to private developers under a national model designed to raise millions for upgrades and maintenance, Commissioner Paul T. Graziano said Wednesday.
Inside a drab computer lab at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is trying to build something that has never existed before: a digital currency that changes hands completely in secret. Its name is Zerocoin.
The makeover of the mills along the Jones Falls into a hub of trendy restaurants and residences has succeeded so well that parts of the area no longer qualify for the federal tax credit that helped finance some of the work.
Terra Nova Ventures would convert the Whitehall Cotton Mill site into 27 apartments, about 25,000 sqare feet of office space, and 20,000 square feet of shopping, about twice the size of Belvedere Square. The design also reserves space for a 6,000-square-foot restaurant with a terrace overlooking the Jones Falls.
The Center for Plain Language, a Washington-based group that promotes clear communication in government and business, released its second annual report card last week assessing how well federal agencies communicate with taxpayers.
Financial planner are fielding anxious questions from federal employees in the wake of the partial government shutdown. The appeal of federal work, besides good benefits, has long been stability — but not so much in the last few years, and the last few months in particular.
Maryland gambling control officials said Tuesday they're "concerned" about allegations in other states involving the company building Baltimore's casino, Caesars Entertainment Corp., and are gathering information.
The parent company of Baltimore's casino said Monday that one of its businesses is the subject of a federal investigation into money laundering — and that it was pulling out of a $1 billion casino venture in Boston.
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.
Maryland small businesses buying health coverage for their employees through a new state insurance marketplace could pay anywhere from 5 percent less to 15 percent more in premiums next year under rates state regulators approved Tuesday.
Maryland institutions have increased their lending to small business under a federal program by nearly $337.7 million since the low point of the recession, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Tuesday.
Supplemental Security Income payments to adults and children with disabilities were temporarily unavailable during an intermittent outage in the earning morning hours Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Fiscal Service said Monday.
Last month's high foreclosure rate wasn't an anomaly. For about a year, Maryland's foreclosure numbers have been among the highest in the country. That's largely because the foreclosure process here requires judicial oversight, drawing out the time it takes for banks to claim a property.