| Jan 15, 2013
| 10:02 AM
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...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 8:15 AM
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."
| Apr 15, 2013
| 5:50 PM
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....
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:20 PM
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,...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 1:55 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 7:34 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:31 PM
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.
| Mar 17, 2012
| 1:07 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:04 PM
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...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 3:54 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:53 PM
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.
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