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How much more expensive is Md.? New data sheds light

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Living and buying in Maryland is expensive – and it looks like it’s going to stay that way. According to recent data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, prices in Maryland are more than 10 percent higher than the national ...

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WSSC proposes 7.5 percent fee increase

LAUREL — Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission officials say they are proposing a 7.5 percent fee increase to water and sewer fees. The agency serves about 1.8 million residents in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The Washington Post reports that commission ...

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Rawlings-Blake donates pay raise to youth program

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she will direct her automatic pay raise this year to the city’s Youth Works summer jobs program. The mayor’s office announced Monday that she will donate her 2.5 percent cost-of-living salary increase to the program that ...

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Maryland pension panel makes final recommendations

ANNAPOLIS — A state commission voted Thursday to seek an attorney general’s opinion on whether Maryland law would allow the state to reduce cost-of-living adjustments for retirees. The Public Employees’ and Retirees’ Benefit Sustainability Commission, which has been studying ways ...

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Frederick schools announce labor deals

FREDERICK — The Frederick County school board is announcing tentative contract agreements with its teachers, staff and administrators. The board said Tuesday the deals still must be ratified by members of the three collective-bargaining units. None of the deals contains ...

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Analysts: Maryland retiree benefit freeze illegal

ANNAPOLIS — Members of a Maryland commission continued to grapple with how to resolve large, unfunded liabilities in the pension and health benefit system for state workers Monday, delaying any decisions until next week after one contested cost-savings option was ...

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