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For decades, teacher tenure has been known as a protection given to teachers not only as a means to encourage innovation, but as an incentive for young individuals to enter the teaching profession. However, tenure has also brought about a problem. As...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Teachers, Students
The Baltimore County Council voted Thursday to significantly lower fees developers pay to help the county buy parks and recreational land. A council resolution lowering the fees — in some categories nearly 90 percent — passed in a 6-1 vote,...
How bad is traffic at Falls and Joppa roads in Baltimore County? It depends whom you ask, and the answer could determine whether the county allows additional growth near the intersection. A dispute over the intersection near Green Spring Station, a...
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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." Yet...
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With the swipe of an excavator, a demolition crew began taking down the abandoned Solo Cup factory in Owings Mills on Thursday, work that will clear the way for new development that was once threatened by opposition. When the abandoned plant is...
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,...
A Baltimore County Council member is calling for the council to delay its vote on a measure to impose stormwater management fees, saying neither the council nor the public has had enough time to study the issue. Councilwoman Vicki Almond, a Reisterstown...
One of Pikesville's most charming and well-loved buildings — a 1937 Art Deco structure fronted by a stately marquee — could soon open its doors to movie patrons for the first time in 30 years. The Baltimore County Council will be asked on...
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Baltimore County Council members took heat again last week over their use of taxpayer-funded cars, a rare perk among local councils in the Baltimore area. At a meeting in Towson, county resident Mary Locke said she was surprised to learn that Councilman...
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Ignoring pleas from union leaders and the county's Annapolis delegation, the Baltimore County Council approved a bill Tuesday changing how county employees can appeal decisions about retirement benefits. The council voted 6-1 in favor of the bill,...
State lawmakers are asking the Baltimore County Council to postpone a vote on a measure that would change the way public employees may challenge decisions on retirement benefits, saying it could violate state law. All but two members of the county...
Tags: Lawyers, Annapolis, Court Administration, Elections, Politics
Baltimore County elections officials on Tuesday rejected a referendum challenge to a planned Wegmans in Owings Mills and a mixed-use development in Middle River, saying petitions used in the ballot drive did not give voters enough information. Board of...
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