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County OKs increases for airport user fees The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted 4-0 to approve proposed increases for user fees at Hagerstown Regional Airport. The vote came after no one spoke during a public hearing on the 4...
email@example.comTwo public hearings before the Washington County Board of Commissioners are set for Tuesday to allow for input into proposed utility rate increases and user fees at Hagerstown Regional Airport. The first hearing, slated to begin at 11 a.m., is for the...
Of all taxes, gas tax will hurt Marylanders the most To the editor: What a sad time for Marylanders. They are going to be subjected to a regressive gas tax that will have an automatic tax accelerator tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). It is...
The Postal Service has been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. The Postal Service has lost billions of dollars while losing market share to electronic forms of communication. But this is not entirely the fault of the Post Office or the...
Associated PressMaryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Monday called for establishing a new sales tax on gasoline and enacting other measures to raise hundreds of millions of dollars a year to fund a backlog of transportation projects. O’Malley, a Democrat,...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners on Thursday set salaries for themselves, seven other high-ranking elected officials and 20 tax collectors for the next several years. Starting in 2014, pay adjustments will be tied to the Consumer Price Index in...
Last year, when Congress and President Obama couldn’t reach a budget deal, they agreed to a doomsday plan with an automatic timer set to go off at the end of 2012. What we have come to call the “fiscal cliff” combines indiscriminant...
email@example.comPennsylvania’s legislators, judges and top executive-branch officials will be receiving automatic salary raises of 2.2 percent, but some said they are not counting on that money for their take-home pay. Gov. Tom Corbett will be eligible for a...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe willingness of Americans to buy new shoes or even a new bicycle is the kind of economic enthusiasm that has been fueling recent growth in the economy. But a worn sole and a flat tire might be just ahead. Recent sales data in Washington County and...
Following are the responses to three questions The Herald-Mail posed to candidates for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District seat. The candidates were asked to limit their responses to 75 words. Those responses that exceeded that limit were edited....
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AP Economics WriterThe U.S. job market slowed in March as companies hit the brakes on hiring amid uncertainty about the economy’s growth prospects. The unemployment rate dipped, but mostly because more Americans stopped looking for work. The Labor Department said...
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