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  • Flunking Government Ethics 101

    Flunking Government Ethics 101
    Politicians are a lot like middle school students. The moment you think they are mature and thoughtful enough to do the responsible thing, they are bound to disappoint. As any experienced parent or president of the United States will tell you, better to...
  • Councilman violates charter by holding county and state jobs

    Considering that just two years ago Baltimore County Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver pleaded guilty to a criminal charge of misappropriating campaign funds, the emerging scandal regarding his apparent violation of a county charter provision barring council...
  • Two Md. stories show the effect of one-party rule

    Interesting events in politics this past week. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake is reviewing 40 cabinet members. Are you kidding me, it takes 40 cabinet members to advise the mayor? No wonder the city is broke, closing rec centers and closing fire houses....
  • Balto. Co. councilman Oliver to resign from state job

    Baltimore County Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver has told state officials he plans to resign from his job at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development after revelations that the position apparently violates a county charter rule...
  • Oliver tries to keep support in turbulent council tenure

    Oliver tries to keep support in turbulent council tenure
    The councilman wouldn't return their calls. Shirley Supik and her husband, Jeff, were trying to stop Baltimore County from tearing down the historic former Underground Railroad safe house they own. So, Jeff Supik stuck a note on the front door of...
  • Balto. Co. health IT company recruiting for jobs

    A health information technology company in Baltimore County has made the first major expansion at the new Federal Center at Woodlawn and is recruiting for dozens of positions. Executives of Maricom and CSC on Thursday joined Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, a...
  • Kamenetz proposes tougher Baltimore County ethics laws

    In a move intended to shore up confidence in government, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on Wednesday proposed to place public officials' financial disclosure forms online and add teeth to a charter rule that prohibits County Council members...
  • Baltimore County gets ethical

    Baltimore County gets ethical
    Ask elected officials to name their top 10 concerns these days, and ethics probably doesn't crack the list. Budget shortfalls, jobs, schools, public safety, taxes, development, employee pensions and even trash collection are far more likely to make the...
  • A war of words in Owings Mills

    It is perfectly legitimate to make a case against the rezoning of Solo Cup based on the issues. But Councilman Kenneth Oliver stoops beneath the level of civilized discourse when he resorts to groundless character assassination and claims that "the fix is...
  • Baltimore County Council approves Solo Cup zoning change

    The Baltimore County Council on Tuesday voted to allow retail at the former Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills, but opponents of a planned shopping center there say they will not give up their fight against the project. At a packed meeting, the council...
  • Solo Cup goes retail

    Solo Cup goes retail
    Many in Baltimore County and elsewhere are no doubt bewildered by all the fuss that was raised in recent months over the redevelopment of the former Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills into an upscale development featuring a Wegmans supermarket. If you're...