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County Executive Kevin Kamenetz took office a year ago this week, promising to make Baltimore County "the ideas county of the region." Since then, amid growing stress on the county's budget, his biggest accomplishment sounds less flashy: "paying our...
Baltimore County Council members said Tuesday that county development chief Arnold Jablon should not have acted as the attorney for a local environmental engineer who has worked for builders on projects in Baltimore County. Jablon, who worked for the...
Baltimore County Council members unanimously passed wide-ranging ethics reform legislation Monday, but not before scaling back parts of the measure. A series of amendments sponsored by all seven council members weakened parts of the original bill...
Tags: Ethics, Government, Values, Kevin Kamenetz, Dundalk
Baltimore County Council members are privately discussing the lucrative pension deals of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and former councilmen Sam Moxley and Vince Gardina. A Sun editorial published this Sunday highlighted the men’s retirement...
Tags: Interior Policy, Kevin Kamenetz, Judges, Justice System, Dundalk
Sparrows Point has shut down steelmaking operations as the Baltimore County plant struggles to pay its bills and win back customers, workers said Friday. Elizabeth "Bette" Kovach, a spokeswoman for Sparrows Point owner RG Steel, did not return several...
After nine months of plotting and organizing, the two sides of Maryland's same-sex marriage debate are ready to campaign with full force during the General Assembly session, which begins next week. Opponents plan a day of prayer that a same-sex...
Tags: Marriage, Baptist, Justice System, Unions, Judges
We receive gifts during the holiday season in many different ways. Mary Gail Hare's article on Sandalwood Elementary School brought me an unexpected and wonderful one ("Sandalwood Elementary dances to success," Dec. 17). Sandalwood school is located in...
Is it possible to be too ethical? The Baltimore County Council seems to think so. Although they voted last week to adopt a number of important reforms proposed by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — including a requirement that their financial...
When Baltimore County Council members hold their first meeting of 2012 on Tuesday, they're scheduled to pick their leader for the year — and for the first time in nearly three decades, it's set to be a woman. Council members say they plan to...
Tags: Kevin Kamenetz, Dundalk, Cathy Bevins, Politics, Randallstown
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....
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...
Tags: Towson, David Marks, Dundalk, Kenneth N. Oliver, Voting
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...
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