Friday, March 1, 2013
Graphs break down number of federal employees in each Maryland county.
Friday, March 1
The numbers here show the federal employees in Maryland by county in 2012, according to the latest figures from Eye on Washington, a DC-based lobbying firm that tracks federal employment. It compiles the data from the Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment Statistics and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While much has been made written on how the current sequestration battle in Washington could affect the national economy, these numbers are meant to give readers a sense of the sequestration at the local level. In Baltimore County, Towson Patch reporter Nayana Davis recently wrote about the effects sequestration could have on the Baltimore County Public Schools system. The majority of federal jobs in Baltimore County are centered…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mandated federal budget cuts, if not averted, could impact the large federal presence in Maryland.
Maryland's congressional Democrats are taking to Twitter Thursday afternoon to talk about the coming sequestration cuts to federal budgets. The cuts, equally split between defense and non-defense spending, could have a large impact on Maryland if not averted. Civil employees could be furloughed a day per pay period, and the cuts would also impact work at military bases in Maryland, including at Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Ground. In Elkridge on Wednesday, Gov. Martin O'Malley said sequestration could cost 12,000 jobs in Maryland. The town hall from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday will be held on the hashtag #AskMDDems and questions and answers will be posted on the delegation's own Twitter feed. We will be following the responses and updating …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The governor warned a crowd in Elkridge about the potential effects the upcoming sequester could have on Maryland.
Governor Martin O’Malley said Wednesday that Congress’s inability to compromise on budget cuts has led to a situation where across the board cuts could slow Maryland’s economic growth. Sign up for the Parkville-Overlea Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and community conversations. O’Malley said that 12,000 jobs in the state could be lost due to sequestration. To put that number in perspective, the governor said approximately 30,000 jobs were created in the state last year. O'Malley's remarks came at FLIR Systems, a defense systems company in Elkridge, located at 6610 Amberton Dr.. "All of the great work that each of you does here is threatened by the uncertainty of the dysfunction in the…