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Annapolis keep your hands off local pensions

By Ken Decker Caroline County Administrator About a year ago, I wrote an essay for MarylandReporter.com  suggesting the state legislature look to local governments for ideas on how to successfully manage pension systems.  Naturally, the opposite has happened. Del. Mary […]

Annapolis keep your hands off local pensions

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By Ken Decker Caroline County Administrator About a year ago, I wrote an essay for MarylandReporter.com  suggesting the state legislature look to local governments for ideas on how to successfully manage pension systems.  Naturally, the opposite has happened. Del. Mary […]

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Election year politics fuels competing lockbox plans

At the podium, Gov. Larry Hogan discusses his lockbox proposal with Budget Secretary David Brinkley, left, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. Governor's Office Photo. By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com When Gov. Larry Hogan strode

Frederick Douglass remembered on his birthday

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Today, February 14, marks the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass, or at least the day the famed abolitionist, writer and orator marked as his birthdate in 1818,

Maryland Judges say they deserve a raise

MarylandReporter.com Maryland’s top judges told the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday that increasing the pay of all 313 Maryland judges in the state was necessary to retain the quality and diversity

State House meal ticket and other General Assembly factoids

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com The 150-page report of the General Assembly Compensation Commission released last month contains gobs of interesting data about how the legislature operates and compares to those in

$35,000 pay raise proposed for all 313 Maryland judges

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com A proposal to give all 313 Maryland judges a $35,000 raise over the next four years faces a hearing Tuesday in the House Appropriations Committee. The recommendations of

Pharmacy Benefit Managers are advocates for quality, affordable prescription drugs

By Edmund J. Pezalla, M.D., MPH For MarylandReporter.com There is so much rancor and finger-pointing these days over prescription drug prices that consumers are often left to wonder: who is fighting

Maryland lawsuits on opioids reminiscent of tobacco lawsuits

By hammadiqbaldar with Flickr Creative Commons License By Jo Martin For MarylandReporter.com Five Maryland counties, Baltimore City, and possibly the state, are suing manufacturers and distributors of addictive painkillers for their roles

Bill Briefs: Making divorce easier, repealing the crime of adultery, making youth marriages illegal and tracking veteran suicides

By Sean Whooley and Alex Mann Capital News Service The Maryland Senate on Thursday passed a bill by a 33-14 vote that would authorize a court to allow divorce on grounds

Larry Hogan faces cancer – again

Left, Gov. Larry Hogan as he looked at his inaugural celebration, Jan. 21, 2015. Center, the governor as he looked on Nov. 16, 2015, when he announced he was

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