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By Tom Harris and Madhav Khandekar
Bad science puts rich nations on the hook for trillions in climate liabilities
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - John D. Porcari
Under an increasingly bright spotlight, the global drone industry is gathering in Washington this week for its annual convention.
Government waste is so prevalent that it rarely comes as a surprise. Bureaucrats partying at public expense, inefficient labor-union contracts and massive cost overruns are the natural consequence of giving civil servants the ability to spend money earned by others.
ANNAPOLIS — The O'Malley administration said yesterday that Maryland would implement the federal Real ID Act by 2010 and require all drivers to prove they are U.S. citizens.
ANNAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal to install speed cameras along highway work zones throughout Maryland got a cool reception yesterday from lawmakers, who said many motorists view the idea as a money trap and not a way to improve highway safety.
ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Maryland officials are exploring ways to make the state's fleet of 9,000 vehicles cleaner, possibly by buying more hybrid cars and vehicles that use biodiesel fuel.
ANNAPOLIS — A state worker whom the O'Malley administration fired because of his Republican ties returned to work Wednesday in accordance with a judge's ruling, and was told to go home again.
ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland administrative law judge ruled this week that Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration illegally fired a Republican state worker and ordered the worker to be reinstated with full back pay.
"Today's plan ensures that Union Station will continue to serve as the gateway to our nation's capital, providing growing numbers of passengers with even greater transportation options," Deputy Secretary of Transportation John D. Porcari said upon the proposal's announcement. "The Department of Transportation is committed to Union Station's future, both as an important part of the local economy and of the president's vision for a revitalized Northeast Corridor."
State Transportation Secretary John D. Porcari said lawyers who reviewed the matter for the state found that a successful legal challenge to recoup all of the money would be "limited, given how much time has elapsed."