Grand Hampton Mansion Enriched by Details of Ordinary Life

TOWSON – Looking up a sloping, green hill from the edge of the road, the pale-pink stucco Hampton Mansion inspires awe

Rehrmann Rebuffs Party — Again — to Take on Glendening

ELLICOTT CITY – Eileen Rehrmann bucked her party eight years ago, unseating a Democratic Harford County executive who she said could not beat a Republican challenger for the job

Business Happy with 1998 Scorecard, Despite Some Big Losses

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland business leaders said Friday that one of their few major losses in an otherwise “resounding session” is already coming back to hurt them

Talk of Ruppersberger Gubernatorial Run Draws Tepid Response

ANNAPOLIS – Baltimore County Executive C

Baltimore Hails Session Wins, Harford Hedges

ANNAPOLIS – School construction, Pfiesteria piscicida, tax relief and the dairy compact topped central Maryland’s priorities this legislative session

New Tax Forms Bring Headaches to Taxpayers, Business to CPAs

ANNAPOLIS – Changes in federal tax laws on capital gains have brought headaches to taxpayers and business to accountants, who have seen frustrated customers wander in with forms they can no longer decipher

Help is Still Available for Last-Minute Tax Filers

ANNAPOLIS – State and federal officials have a message for those who have not filed tax returns yet

House Threatens to Derail Electric Deregulation Proposal

ANNAPOLIS – House leaders are threatening to kill a last- minute Senate proposal that would set a timetable for electric utility deregulation in Maryland

Bill Aimed at Drunken and Drugged Workers Wins Final Approval

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that makes it easier to deny workers’ compensation benefits to employees who are drunk or on drugs when they are hurt on the job

Banks Accused of Gouging Customers With ATM Fees

ANNAPOLIS – More Maryland banks than ever are adding surcharges for automatic teller use and the fees here have grown three times as fast as the national average, to $1