| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Roughly half of Maryland employers will see their unemployment insurance tax drop by about 70 percent next year, the result of the state's rebound from the recession, the governor said Wednesday.
After an annual evaluation of the unemployment benefit...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler suggested Thursday capping the amount of casino cash given to the horse racing industry and spending the rest on early childhood education, an investment Gansler said would be among his most important priorities if he...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
State Sen. Ulysses Currie, who was censured by by his peers in 2012 over an ethics scandal, has drawn an opponent to his 2014 re-election from within his district delegation.
Del. Melony G. Griffith, a four-term lawmaker, said Wednesday that she will...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:44 AM
House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller have held on to their respective jobs longer than anyone in Maryland history, but they haven't done it alone. Both are known for top-notch staffs led by politically savvy, resilient...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and state lawmakers for the first time dipped into a $100 million fund set aside to deal with the impact of the federal sequester, lessening the blow of automatic federal spending cuts on the state's poor and elderly.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:12 PM
A powerful voice joined the growing chorus to raise the state's minimum wage Thursday as Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said it was time for Maryland to act.
"Blue-collar people are finding it increasingly hard to make ends meet," Miller said....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Increasing the minimum wage in Maryland will do nothing but hurt wage earners and businesses ("Miller adds his voice to call for higher minimum wage," Sept. 6). If Gov. Martin O'Malley, House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, will ride into the Democratic stronghold of Maryland next week as part of his mission to rustle up business for the Lone Star State.
Perry's press office said he will visit...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Radio advertisements praising Maryland's new gun law will begin airing in the Baltimore area this week, advocates said, and two prominent area Democrats will lend their voices to supporting the campaign.
House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Baltimore...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Sen. Nancy Jacobs' commentary was right on the mark ("Marylanders' wallets run on empty," July 2). Gov. Martin O'Malley and the many state senators and delegates in the Maryland General Assembly who voted for higher gasoline taxes, tolls and fees have...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Timothy A. Perry, last year's top-earning Annapolis lobbyist and a former top aide to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, has left the Baltimore law firm of Gordon Feinblatt to launch his own firm with three partners.
Perry announced Monday that...