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  • Time to raise stagnant wages for lowest-paid workers [Commentary]

    Time to raise stagnant wages for lowest-paid workers [Commentary]
    On Jan. 1 of this year, over 2.5 million low-paid workers throughout the country got a raise. Unfortunately, none of these workers lives in Maryland. Thanks to minimum wage increases that took effect on New Year's Day in 13 states, including Arizona,...
  • Md. salary database reveals top paid state employees

    Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale. Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 income of $150,000 was...
  • Raising minimum wage top issue as Assembly opens

    Raising minimum wage top issue as Assembly opens
    Raising the minimum wage in Maryland will be the top issue for leading Democrats when state lawmakers return to Annapolis on Wednesday to embark on their annual legislative session. Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to champion the idea in his final year in...
  • Singling out pit bulls is unfair [Commentary]

    Singling out pit bulls is unfair  [Commentary]
    Lawmakers arrive back in Annapolis this week to a major piece of unfinished business: passing a dog bite liability bill to address the unintended consequences of the Maryland Court of Appeals' ruling in which pit bull-type dogs were deemed inherently...
  • Doctors make good legislators [Letter]

    Doctors make good legislators [Letter]
    Regarding Del. Dan K. Morhaim's recent commentary on the shortage of hospital medications, once again the value and importance of having doctor-legislators has been proven ("Medication crisis," Jan. 5). Who, other than a doctor, would have such...
  • The Red Maryland primer for the 2014 General Assembly

    The Red Maryland primer for the 2014 General Assembly
    As the saying goes "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session." Nowhere is that more true than in the Maryland General Assembly, when the checkbooks and liberties of average Marylanders are under a yearly assault from...
  • Fire tax hardly a burning need in Harford [Editorial]

    Before Harford County entertains even a notion of levying a fire tax to support the local volunteer fire and ambulance service, the citizens need to have full access to the local fire company books. During a recent meeting of a county government...
  • The legislature is back: Get ready to pay up

    The legislature is back: Get ready to pay up
    "As soon as A observes something which seems to him to be wrong, from which X is suffering, A talks it over with B, and A and B then propose to get a law passed to remedy the evil and help X. Their law always proposes to determine what C shall do for X,...
  • Expect legislators to shun drama in an election year [Editorial]

    Expect legislators to shun drama in an election year [Editorial]
    Political pundits and poohbahs are weighing in on what to expect as the 2014 Maryland General Assembly convenes Wednesday and various agendas come to the fore. Every legislator has a want list and hours can be spent taking the temperatures of our...
  • Minimum wage a balancing act [Letter]

    Minimum wage a balancing act [Letter]
    There's a simple rule of economics: Raise wages and fewer people will have jobs. A little overtime here and there is better than a person with full benefits, etc. The issue of the minimum wage needs prudent and careful consideration, especially when...
  • Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation

    Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation
    "Many consider John Hanson, who was John Hanson Briscoe's relative and for whom he was named, as being the first president of the United States, and not George Washington," said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, who was discussing the recent death of Briscoe, his...