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Aug 27, 2013

Eye Opener: Cardin says he’ll try to undo sequester

A few government and politics headlines for Tuesday.

Jun 4, 2013

NIH to cut research grants, services due to sequestration

The National Institutes of Health will award about 700 fewer competitive research grants this year than last year and slash other services to deal with budget cuts mandated by sequestration, according to a report released Monday night by the federal medical research agency.

May 30, 2013

Editorial: Troubled waters ahead for Maryland’s hospitals

Can it be that the once seemingly impervious bubble of the health care industry and its associated sectors is close to popping? Or, worse, has it already?

May 1, 2013

Hospitals can’t pass along cost of Medicare cuts

Maryland’s hospitals will bear the full brunt of the 2 percent Medicare cuts mandated by sequestration, state regulators decided Wednesday, despite passionate warnings from providers that the move would trigger layoffs and service reductions at hospitals across the state.

Apr 22, 2013

Supreme Court won’t stop judges from getting raises

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t stop some federal judges from getting cost-of-living increases promised to them by Congress but never paid, a move that could end up increasing the salaries of all federal judges. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a decision ordering the money to six federal judges. […]

Mar 31, 2013

Calvin Ball: Sequestration crippling for education

Education is the most democratizing force that can empower every generation across our great nation. In a time when we are slipping behind the rest of the world in college completion and we see the ripple effects that educational attainment can have on jobs and our economy, health and happiness, draconian cuts would be devastating. Maryland has the distinction of having a top-rated educational sys[...]

Mar 11, 2013

Eye Opener: Medical marijuana in Maryland?

A few government and politics headlines for Monday.

Feb 28, 2013

Credit union tackles sequestration

Andrews Federal Credit Union, of Suitland, a financial institution with over $900 million in assets that serves primarily military and civilian personnel in Washington, D.C., parts of Maryland and New Jersey, and overseas military installations, said it will provide financial assistance to members who are furloughed as a result of the federal budget sequestration.

Feb 25, 2013

Eye Opener: Beretta on its way way out?

A few government and politics headlines for Monday.

Feb 22, 2013

Fort Meade commander prepares for deep cuts

FORT MEADE — For Col. Edward R. Rothstein, sequestration has gone from drill to reality. On March 1, nearly 27,820 civilian Department of Defense workers at Fort George G. Meade, where Rothstein is garrison commander, will shift to a four-day work week and a 20 percent cut in pay. Rothstein said Thursday the impact will […]

Feb 13, 2013

Eye Opener: House Republicans considering leadership change

A few government and politics headlines for Wednesday.

Dec 4, 2012

Former O’Malley aide: ‘Sound the alarm’ on fiscal cliff

Gov. Martin O'Malley's former chief of staff, now member of a bipartisan coalition urging Congress to cut a deal to prevent "fiscal cliff" tax increases and spending cuts, said Monday he's not surprised Maryland would be hit extra hard by sequestration.

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