| Feb 23, 2012
| 1:01 PM
President Obama is roundly criticized by Republicans for running up the nation's debt load, but tax and spending proposals from the GOP presidential contenders show debt would continue to rise under their watch -- sometimes to even more alarming levels....
| Feb 28, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and city schools chief Andrés Alonso, who have pushed separate plans to renovate Baltimore's crumbling schools, presented a united front Tuesday in Annapolis as they asked state legislators to radically alter the manner in...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 1:44 PM
The following was sent to Harford County Executive David R. Craig. A copy was provided for publication.
In reference to all the information provided about the Economic Development Policy, I submit the following from my committee, The Citizens of...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 4:33 PM
A private consultant’s long-awaited feasibility study was released Friday, giving city and Washington County officials information about the possibilities and effects of constructing a $30 million multiuse stadium and events center in the downtown...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 1:35 PM
No sooner had Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold unveiled his proposed budget for next year than Superintendent Kevin Maxwell was complaining that the schools were being shortchanged by $12 million. It was the latest salvo in a long-running feud...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The April 20 Sun editorial regarding the maintenance of effort law ("Leopold's accounting trick") requires a response.
As a member of the House of Delegates 25 years ago, I sponsored legislation, which was enacted, that strengthened the maintenance of...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 6:48 PM
The Maryland State Board of Education said Wednesday that Anne Arundel County government underfunded schools by nearly $12 million for the current fiscal year, striking down the county's appeal of an earlier ruling that it failed to meet a state-...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Credit agency Fitch this week downgraded its rating on Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority bonds, but noted the airport is in healthy financial shape overall.
The agency dropped its rating to A+ from AA- on $53.5 million worth of outstanding 2005...
| Dec 2, 2012
One of the main principles of investing is diversification. I believe this also applies to the economy.
Washington County experienced a lack of economic diversification years ago when Fairchild and Mack Trucks were the dominant employers. As these...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 7:05 PM
Somerset County Commissioner John Vatavuk said Cambria Somerset Authority water sales have held steady this year. The authority expects to generate $944,400 in water sales in 2013, an increase of about $100,000 from two years ago.
"We have a few big...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 7:51 PM
You’ve been following the debt ceiling debate, right?
What? You haven’t been? Why not? Is it because watching people argue over long-term debt restructuring makes your eyes glaze over? We don’t blame you.
So while you’ve been...