| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Recent stories in The Sun regarding contracting out by the State Highway Administration provide some important warnings to those who recommend the privatization of state services. Advocates of privatizing state services are quick to suggest that such...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 12:46 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he will send layoff notices to up to 625 city employees as he tries to close a hole in the budget he inherited.
Custodians, call center operators at the city's water department and seasonal workers at the Department of...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:49 PM
If Frederick increasingly is known for its trendy restaurants and shops, its historical roots remain a part of its fabric, from a City Hall built on the site of an early protest against British rule to a mall and minor league baseball team named after...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 6:00 AM
The Board of Commissioners for Frederick County has it all wrong in its effort to privatize services currently provided by public-sector employees ("Frederick County struggles over privatization proposal," July 16).
I have spent many days on Frederick...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 3:39 PM
The Frederick County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday to back away from a proposal to privatize many government services, but did not rule out making such a move in the future.
The board voted unanimously Tuesday to discontinue study of a report...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 3:29 PM
This time around, the Maryland Transportation Authority won't dictate to prospective bidders how many hand dryers to install in the bathrooms at the state's two travel plazas on Interstate 95.
Almost nine months after the agency canceled its first effort...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 9:22 AM
City Hall labor unions today released a report that says Mayor Rahm Emanuel could save more than $242 million if he cut middle management, reduced the number of private contractors and improved efficiency in government.
The recommendations are a response...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 2:29 PM
A proposal to potentially turn over management of the Los Angeles Zoo to a private operator was approved by a Los Angeles City Council committee Thursday. If the plan gets the OK of the full council next month, the city could begin soliciting proposals...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Taikira White chose City College for its nationally renowned choir, but her quests to find a fully functional bathroom in the school could make her a track star by the time she graduates.
Last school year, she found herself running up and down the...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 8:36 PM
COSTA MESA — Imagine a mini Wrigley Field or Yankee Stadium across the street from the Orange County Fairgrounds at TeWinkle Park.
Perhaps an indoor soccer field. Or larger baseball diamonds that become a hub for local and national tournaments ...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 9:46 AM
1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as mayor.
My passion is city planning. After graduating from MIT, I made Baltimore my home and went on to become the nation's youngest Director of City...