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John A. Olszewski, Sr.

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  • 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...
  • Hate rain tax? Don't vote for it

    Hate rain tax? Don't vote for it
    In regard to the "rain tax," Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond says, "I still don't like this bill, and I think there are still a lot of questions that need to be answered." Councilman John A. Olszewski Sr. says "I don't like this bill." Yet...
  • Balto. Co. budget would add new seats for crowded schools

     Balto. Co. budget would add new seats for crowded schools
    Baltimore County would add classrooms for thousands of students under a budget proposal unveiled Monday by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a plan advocates hope signals a commitment to solve the overcrowding that has plagued the school system....
  • As rhetoric grows, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties face stormwater fees

    As rhetoric grows, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties face stormwater fees
    Ridiculed by some as a "rain tax" and a symbol of government overreach in taxes, storm water management fees mandated by the state were approved Monday by Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties. The Baltimore County Council approved its fee structure 5-2,...
  • Same-sex marriage supporters, opponents ready to face off

    Same-sex marriage supporters, opponents ready to face off
    After nine months of plotting and organizing, the two sides of Maryland's same-sex marriage debate are ready to campaign with full force during the General Assembly session, which begins next week. Opponents plan a day of prayer that a same-sex...
  • Bevins: County pension deal 'sounds like double dipping'

    Baltimore County Council members are privately discussing the lucrative pension deals of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and former councilmen Sam Moxley and Vince Gardina. A Sun editorial published this Sunday highlighted the men’s retirement...
  • Baltimore County unions oppose Kamenetz pension bill

    Public-employee unions are urging Baltimore County Council members to reject a proposal by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that would cut pension benefits for some workers, saying it sends a bad message to labor leaders and undermines negotiations. The...
  • Fort Howard redevelopment plans moving forward

    Fort Howard redevelopment plans moving forward
    A decade after the Department of Veterans Affairs closed its hospital at Fort Howard, most of the buildings at the sprawling Baltimore County waterfront property are boarded up. A big rusty pole in front of the old facility has no flag. But there are...
  • Pension bill opposed by unions stalls in Baltimore Co. Council

    A bill from Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that could have reduced some workers' pensions stalled in the County Council Monday after pressure from unions that complained the bill undermined labor rights. The 4-3 vote to table the legislation...
  • Maryland set to raise school attendance age to 18

    Maryland set to raise school attendance age to 18
    Maryland is poised to join a growing number of states that are requiring students to stay in school until their 18th birthday, a shift that President Barack Obama urged during his State of the Union address in January. A measure to raise the compulsory...
  • It's a wrap for General Assembly regular session

    ANNAPOLIS - The 2012 General Assembly session closed without an agreement between the House of Delegates and the Senate on an operating budget for the state. Many other bills passed or failed during the 90-day session. Budget and Casino Gambling The...