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  • O'Malley signs transgender rights bill

    O'Malley signs transgender rights bill
    Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Thursday making Maryland one of a handful of states to extend anti-discrimination laws to protect transgender people. The transgender rights legislation, which prohibits discrimination in employment and housing,...
  • Report finds 'failure' in Social Security discrimination complaint process

    Report finds 'failure' in Social Security discrimination complaint process
    The Social Security Administration has failed to establish an adequate process for handling discrimination claims from employees and has sparked concerns about conflicts of interest in some of those cases, according to a scathing federal report obtained...
  • Gender wage gap for federal workers is shrinking, OPM reports

    Gender wage gap for federal workers is shrinking, OPM reports
    Women who work for the federal government, on the whole, make less than their male co-workers — just as in the private sector. But among the federal workers, a new study shows, that earnings gap is narrowing. Between 1992 and 2012, according...
  • Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]

    Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]
    The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
  • FBI headquarters would be boon for Md., economists say

    FBI headquarters would be boon for Md., economists say
    — An effort to lure the FBI to Maryland could have a profound payoff for the state's economy, but the benefits could take years to materialize and the eventual impact would hinge on the way local officials handle the project, several of the state'...
  • Maryland political leaders rally for FBI headquarters

    Maryland political leaders rally for FBI headquarters
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland's top elected officials gathered here Monday to send a message that the state is "all in" for an effort to lure a new FBI headquarters to Prince George's County. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown joined the...
  • Md. officials seek resolution of international abduction case

    Md. officials seek resolution of international abduction case
    As the prime minster of Tunisia visits the White House on Friday to discuss his nation's move toward democracy, Maryland officials are pressing him to resolve an international kidnapping case they say speaks directly to whether the country will honor...
  • Bill to protect Pax River could scuttle Eastern Shore wind project

    Bill to protect Pax River could scuttle Eastern Shore wind project
    Legislation that could kill a $200 million wind energy project on the Eastern Shore is moving through the General Assembly, pushed by Southern Maryland lawmakers who contend the 600-foot tall turbines threaten their region's most important job generator,...
  • Senate Republicans block Democrats' paycheck fairness bill

    WASHINGTON — With sought-after women voters at stake, Senate Republicans blocked election-year legislation Wednesday aimed at ensuring that female workers receive equal pay for doing the same work as men. A high-profile campaign for the Paycheck...
  • Officials react to complaints of postal delays

    Officials react to complaints of postal delays
    — Members of Maryland's congressional delegation, saying constituents have complained of lengthy mail delays, pressed the U.S. Postal Service on Friday to resume regular delivery — even as the agency reported it was not aware of any...
  • Senate to consider changes to federal day care program

    Senate to consider changes to federal day care program
    Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....