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Shopping for school supplies on a budget

As students in the Washington, D.C., area prepare to head back to school, parents worry about paying for school supplies in the midst of the economy.

Tags: Kim Palmer , U.S. News & World Report , Alpha Consumer , Staples , Office Depot , U.S. News Consumer Monitor , Chase Slate , saving , School supplies , Shopping

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 02:39pm EDT

Some Montgomery Co. firefighters to get raise

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has agreed to cut firefighter physical fitness costs from the budget in order to give some emergency workers a pay raise.

Tags: firefighter , safety , fitness , pay raise , ike leggett , Bob Drummer , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 02:36pm EDT

Police upset at Montgomery County budget cuts

Montgomery County Police feel that budget cuts hurt police more than anyone else in the county. Walter Bader, with Police Union FOP Lodge #35, complains that police are having to do less with more, and will be furloughed while school employees will not.

Tags: Montgomery County Police Department , Montgomery County Council , Walter Bader , Dr. Jerry Weast , ike leggett , Educational Facilities Officers , Joseph Lowery , James Hubert High School , Springbrook High School , Nancy Floreen , Kate Ryan

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 11:24pm EDT

Montgomery County cuts have everyone wincing

The Montgomery County Council has been saying for months the 2011 budget would have everyone feeling the pain. That assessment appears to be right on the money.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , layoffs , furloughs , ambulance fees , libraries , Nancy Floreen , Maryland General Assembly , teacher pension , Montgomery County Public Schools , Dr. Jerry Weast , phil andrews , Mike Knapp , Kate Ryan

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 10:52pm EDT

Frederick Sheriff: Training cutbacks save money

Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, who is seeking re-election, said he has saved money by eliminating the training of new recruits at the Frederick County training academy on Reichs Ford Road

Tags: Frederick County Sheriff's Office , Chuck Jenkins , Karl Bickel , Police training ,

Sunday - 05/23/2010, 11:47am EDT

Bill could set D.C. gas tax at 9th highest in nation

D.C. councilman Jim Graham has introduced a bill that would raise the city's gas tax by 10 cents in order to fund Metro's daily costs.

Tags: gas tax , Jim Graham , Metro ,

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 06:58am EDT

Frederick County School Board, Commissioners still doing budget dance

Board of Education members met Tuesday with the Board of County Commissioners to discuss a number of fallout budget issues caused by the economic recession

Tags: schools , Frederick County School Board , Frederick County Commissioners , Jan Gardner , Linda Burgee

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 11:12am EDT

Frederick city employee layoffs rankle public

Dissatisfaction with layoffs of city employees marred the Frederick Board of Aldermen's budget workshop Tuesday.

Tags: Frederick Board of Aldermen , layoffs , jobs , Stephanie Davis Ambush , Carol Krimm , Frederick News-Post

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 12:15pm EDT

FY2011: Federal Workers are the New Fat Cats

Federal workers, receiving even modest pay increases at a time when many Americans are just trying to hold on to their jobs, now fall into the category of high income earners.

Tags: Lurita Doan , fat cats , Obama administration , Green Book , Earned Income Credit , estate tax , Steny Hoyer , FY 2011 budget ,

Monday - 02/08/2010, 03:15pm EST
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