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  • Balt. Co. employee dies after emergency at former golf course

    A Baltimore County worker employed with the Property Management Division died after emergency personnel responded to a former golf course in Kingsville where he was working Monday, but officials released few details about the death. County spokeswoman...
  • Group urges federal benefits protections, decries tax breaks outside Schiff's Burbank office

    Group urges federal benefits protections, decries tax breaks outside Schiff's Burbank office
    Roughly a dozen activists and union members gathered outside the Burbank office of Rep. Adam Schiff’s Wednesday, urging the congressman to protect federal health insurance programs, while blasting what they called the nation's “rigged tax...
  • Kamenetz proposal would change process for worker benefit disputes

    Kamenetz proposal would change process for worker benefit disputes
    Baltimore County labor leaders plan to fight legislation by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that would change the way public workers appeal county decisions on their retirement benefits, saying the bill would stack the deck against employees. The bill,...
  • Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat

    Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....
  • Lawmakers ask County Council to postpone vote on retirement appeals bill

    Lawmakers ask County Council to postpone vote on retirement appeals bill
    State lawmakers are asking the Baltimore County Council to postpone a vote on a measure that would change the way public employees may challenge decisions on retirement benefits, saying it could violate state law. All but two members of the county...
  • Mossburg fails math on pensions

    Mossburg fails math on pensions
    Marta Mossburg once again gets it wrong on public employee pensions, incorrectly claiming the state pension system suffered a poor rate of return ("On state pensions, 'Everyone else is doing it' is no excuse," Feb. 13). She does this by cherry picking a...
  • Assaults on staff are focus of scathing report at Catonsville psychiatric hospital

    Assaults on staff are focus of scathing report at Catonsville psychiatric hospital
    In-patient units at Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville have become troubled environments where serious assaults on hospital staff are common, according to a scathing new report from a consultant for the Maryland health department. The chaos...
  • Brown to accept AFSCME endorsement

    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown will continue racking up labor endorsements of his 2014 run for governor Tuesday when he picks up the support of the largest union of state government employees. Brown, a Democrat, will visit South Baltimore to accept the...
  • Liberal groups to counter anti-Obama healthcare efforts in August

    Liberal groups to counter anti-Obama healthcare efforts in August
    With tea party Republicans threatening to shut down the government in an effort to roll back President Obama's healthcare law, several progressive groups are teaming up in a new effort to convince skeptical voters of the benefits of the new law....
  • Hundreds dropped from Baltimore health care coverage

    Hundreds dropped from Baltimore health care coverage
    Baltimore officials have dropped more than 1,600 spouses, children and others from city health care coverage after workers failed to fill out forms to prove they were eligible dependents. The city purged the health care rolls after questions were...
  • Prison guard stabbed after corrections officials fail to warn of threat

    Prison guard stabbed after corrections officials fail to warn of threat
    The inmate's handwritten letter, addressed to a tier captain in the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, was clear: Remove two specific corrections officers from the housing unit, or they would be violently attacked. "I will not let...