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County administrator finds fault with pension map, commentary

By Ken Decker County Administrator, Caroline County For MarylandReporter.com I appreciate Carol Park’s nod to Caroline County in her Aug. 8 commentary in MarylandReporter.com about local government pensions (Pension map shows counties have liabilities too.). Unfortunately, in the rush to […]

County administrator finds fault with pension map, commentary

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By Ken Decker County Administrator, Caroline County For MarylandReporter.com I appreciate Carol Park’s nod to Caroline County in her Aug. 8 commentary in MarylandReporter.com about local government pensions (Pension map shows counties have liabilities too.). Unfortunately, in the rush to […]

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Pension map shows counties have liabilities too

By Carol Park Maryland Public Policy Institute Given the scarce media attention on Maryland state government’s public pension crisis, which includes a $19.7 billion shortfall, Marylanders could be forgiven for not

Maryland earns 8% on pension funds, raising total to $52 billion

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com For the second year in a row, Maryland’s retirement and pension system beat its target return on investment, earning 8.06% and raising the fund that pays for

Many state employees don’t get evaluated, auditors find, citing poor training of supervisors

By Meg Tully For MarylandReporter.com Not enough supervisors are getting training in the state government’s employee performance evaluation training program, state auditors have found. State law requires every state government employee to

Speaker Busch makes major leadership changes, presuming his own re-election

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch announced major changes in the House leadership Tuesday that presumes he and many of his Democratic appointees will be re-elected against

District 30 Senate contest presents sharp contrasts in GOP’s ‘Drive for Five’

Gov. Larry Hogan, right, endorsed former delegate Ron George, center, for state Senate Tuesday, along with Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings, left. By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com In the Republican “Drive for Five,”

Franchot opponent claims ethics violation over comptroller coins

Front and back of the Franchot medallions. MarylandReporter.com photo. By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Comptroller Peter Franchot’s little known Republican opponent, Anjali Reed Phukan, said she plans to file an ethics complaint this

Opinion: Maryland should bring back the death penalty

By Richard E. Vatz For Maryland Reporter Immediately following the despicable, murderous attack on the innocent victims at the Capital Gazette newsroom, I made a contribution to Help Capital Gazette Journalists

Is Maryland ready to ride the blue wave?

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Former Vice President Joe Biden, looking fit, trim and gearing up for a possible run in 2020, headlined a Democratic Party #BlueWave Unity Celebration at the Camden

Let’s have a moment of silence for the Capital Gazette

A gunman blasted his way into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis Thursday with a shotgun Thursday afternoon, killing five people, authorities said. Journalists dived under their desks and

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