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Author Archives: Andy Rosen

Legislators find out pension fund shortfall

Maryland will likely have to increase payments to its teacher and employee pension funds by $189 million next year, lawmakers learned this week as officials with the State Retirement Agency broke down its results from fiscal 2009. Pension officials said ...

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Audit questions Montgomery County Register of Wills’ fitness costs

The Montgomery County Register of Wills has butted heads with legislative auditors, as the two state agencies disputed the propriety of a personal fitness program for the register’s employees. The Office of Legislative Audits released a report last week that ...

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A Smarter Way to Get There?

Today, the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore launched its new site that’s intended to help commuters figure out how they can get to Harbor East without a car, or at least show them alternatives. The site, entitled “A Smarter Way to ...

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Be careful with the new iPhone firmware update

People got really excited to see The Magnificent Steve Jobs reappear at an Apple announcement yesterday, and there were some cool new products. However, it might be wise to wait a few days and/or check with your IT department before ...

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Cardin jokes about health care response at MACo

Good stuff at the Maryland Association of Counties conference this morning. After a few days at the retreat, state and local leaders have let their guards down substantially, and have begun to joke around. There were some good jokes between ...

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Free stuff at MACo, down but not out

The Maryland Association of Counties summer conference is a little bit subdued, as I thought it might be. However, the exhibit halls are still full and the conference rooms appear well-attended. One of the interesting things I always check out ...

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Scaled-back schmoozing at MACo

I’m off to the Maryland Association of Counties summer conference in Ocean City, where I’ll be checking in over the next few days with state and local policy people. It should be an interesting year, given all of the budget ...

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