federal government

Nov 7, 2022

Baltimore-based government contractor accused of keeping 401(k) funds

The company is charged with keeping some of its employees' contributions to their retirement plans and failing to make employer contributions for nearly five years.

President Joe Biden speaks about the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Nov. 6, 2021, in Washington. The $1 trillion infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signs into law on Monday, Nov. 15, represents a historic achievement at a time of deeply fractured politics. But the compromises needed to bridge the political divide suggest that the spending might not be as transformative as Biden has promised for the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Dec 13, 2021

Biden aims to cut bureaucratic runaround for government services

President Joe Biden will sign an executive order aimed at saving Americans time and frustration when seeking a broad array of federal services.

Feb 9, 2018

Trump signs budget deal; federal government to reopen

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown.

Sep 28, 2015

Federal funding shortage will hinder Baltimore transportation projects

The major challenge facing the Baltimore region’s transportation infrastructure is the same confronting other major metro areas — federal funding. As states and cities grapple with crumbling transportation infrastructure and demand for new public transit projects increases, federal transportation funds are dwindling. The nation’s Highway Trust Fund, which is funded through a federal [...]

Feb 12, 2015

Feds rule Md. county out of running for rural health funding

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is asking the federal government to reconsider a decision making Allegany County ineligible for rural health care grants.

Barack Obama
Dec 9, 2014

Obama wants diverse skills for federal managers

Calling on the government to improve the way it serves the public, President Barack Obama on Tuesday directed top management prospects in the federal bureaucracy to develop a more diverse set of skills as the upper ranks of the federal workforce retire in greater numbers.

Sep 11, 2014

U.S. deficit in August continues downward trend

The federal government ran a lower budget deficit this August than a year ago, remaining on track to record the lowest deficit for the entire year since 2008.

Aug 25, 2014

Appeals court questions proof-of-citizenship rules

A federal appeals court in Denver is suggesting that a partisan impasse in Congress may prevent Kansas and Arizona from getting federal elections officials to help them impose proof-of-citizenship requirements on voter registration forms.

Aug 22, 2014

Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.

Jul 9, 2014

Groups: Immigrant minors lack legal representation

A coalition of immigrant rights advocacy groups sued the federal government Wednesday, saying the vast majority of minors in deportation proceedings lack legal representation.

Oct 4, 2013

Lockheed Martin to furlough 3K workers

BETHESDA — Lockheed Martin says it will furlough 3,000 employees on Monday due to the government shutdown. The defense company said Friday that the number of employees put on furlough will increase weekly if the shutdown continues. Lockheed says the furloughs include employees who are unable to work because the government facility where they perform […]

Oct 3, 2013

C. Fraser Smith: What game are they playing?

At their hilarious worst, the 1962 New York Mets couldn’t get out of their own way.

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