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John A. Olszewski, Sr.

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  • 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...
  • Keep a partially elected school board on track

    This is a tale of two counties, Baltimore and Howard, and their school boards. In Baltimore County, not a single board member is elected. Every member is appointed by the governor. It's the opposite in adjacent Howard County. Every member is elected....
  • Balto. Co., unions at odds over binding arbitration measure

    Nearly a year after voters approved changes to the way Baltimore County resolves labor disputes with many of its public employees, the county remains at odds with unions over how and when those changes will be carried out. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz...
  • Towson-area residents still upset about Balto. Co. redistricting

    With Baltimore County Council members set to vote next week on how to redraw the county's political lines, some residents are still fighting to keep their districts intact. During a council meeting Tuesday, people packed a conference room to ask...
  • Voters rule — even in Towson

    Voters rule — even in Towson
    Last year, 171,733 voters in Baltimore County endorsed a referendum granting binding arbitration to more than 2,500 county employees, including emergency call dispatchers and health inspectors. That was more votes than any candidate for county office...
  • Balto. Co. council troubled by U.S. DOJ disabilities probe

    Baltimore County Council members say they are troubled by a federal investigation into allegations that the county has violated workplace discrimination laws — a probe the council's chairman says highlights long-standing concerns about how employees...
  • Balto. Co. redistricting plan approved

    An area that is home to the Social Security Administration would see its political borders shift, and communities around Towson would be split from the county seat's district under a plan Baltimore County Council members approved Monday. The council...
  • 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...