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John A. Olszewski, Jr.

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  • Accord reached on county school board bill

    Accord reached on county school board bill
    Parents who have fought for years to get an elected school board in Baltimore County have won key support for a compromise measure that is given a good chance of passage in the General Assembly. The county's House and Senate delegations voted...
  • Baltimore County legislators hoping for hybrid school board bill to pass

    Baltimore County legislators hoping for hybrid school board bill to pass
    A bill to require a partially elected school board in Baltimore County gained overwhelming approval this week from a Senate committee, and will now go to the full Senate for a vote. Whether the eight-year effort by a group of county legislators and...
  • Baltimore County seeks to satisfy a growing taste for growlers

    Baltimore County seeks to satisfy a growing taste for growlers
    State lawmakers from Baltimore County hope to increase the availability of growlers, the refillable jugs that have become popular among craft beer enthusiasts. Sales of growlers have expanded elsewhere in Maryland in recent years, and county lawmakers...
  • Injuries climb to nine in building collapse at old Bethlehem Steel plant

    Injuries climb to nine in building collapse at old Bethlehem Steel plant
    Nine workers were hospitalized Monday after the roof gave way on a building at the former steel mill in Sparrows Point, disrupting work on the lengthy dismantling of the Baltimore County industrial complex. Four of those hurt suffered serious to...
  • Fight brews on Maryland drink deposit law

    Fight brews on Maryland drink deposit law
    In a bid to boost recycling and reduce litter, a trio of lawmakers announced plans Monday to push for legislation that would levy a refundable nickel deposit on every beverage container sold in Maryland. But the announcement drew prompt opposition from...
  • Some Balto. Co. lawmakers renew push for school board change

    Baltimore County residents and lawmakers who want to add elected members to the county school board are gearing up for a familiar push as the legislative session nears, and they say they are better organized this time around. With state lawmakers set...
  • Paid sick-leave bill unveiled in Annapolis

    Paid sick-leave bill unveiled in Annapolis
    Workers in Maryland would be guaranteed seven paid sick days a year under a bill introduced Thursday in Annapolis, eliminating what advocates say is an "impossible choice" that thousands of mostly low-wage employees are forced to make between preserving...
  • Towson wine retailer says Super Bowl highlights need for Sunday sales

    Sundays in Baltimore County, even Super Bowl Sundays, are not what they could be, says business owner David Trone, operator of Beltway Fine Wine & Spirits in Towson. Trone is hoping the hoopla over the Ravens vs. 49ers will help consumers focus on...
  • Paper mills reap millions from state energy law

    Paper mills reap millions from state energy law
    A Western Maryland paper mill and several others in the region have collected millions of dollars over the past eight years by taking advantage of an obscure provision in a state law that is supposed to encourage the development of wind, solar and other...
  • 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...
  • 'Black liquor' deal goes sour

    'Black liquor' deal goes sour
    A deal environmentalists thought had been worked out to stop mostly out-of-state paper mills from cashing in on Maryland's renewable energy law by burning so-called "black liquor" has come unglued. The state's only paper plant in Allegany County has...