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  • O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills

    O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills
    Just hours after the General Assembly wrapped up its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Tuesday that will expand pre-kindergarten education and lift the "inherently dangerous" legal stigma from the pit bulls of Maryland. O'Malley,...
  • Anti-business as usual [Commentary]

    Anti-business as usual  [Commentary]
    Few things surprise me anymore, especially when it comes to our leaders in Annapolis. Still, the brazenness demonstrated this legislative session by politicians seeking to recast themselves as "pro-business" after years of supporting anti-business...
  • Hearings on Md. health exchange woes put off

    The head of the state Senate committee that is leading an inquiry into what went wrong with Maryland's health exchange is planning to turn the probe over to state auditors — who would not release a report until summer at the earliest. Sen. Thomas...
  • Most Marylanders back raising minimum wage

    Most Marylanders back raising minimum wage
    By a wide margin, Maryland voters want to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 a hour, a poll conducted for The Baltimore Sun shows. A majority of voters in every region of the state supports that wage increase, and the proposal has near-unanimous...
  • Senate President Mike Miller denies Julius Henson's claim of influencing probation case

    Senate President Mike Miller denies Julius Henson's claim of influencing probation case
    Maryland State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. this week denied claims from veteran political consultant Julius Henson that Miller was influencing a violation of probation case against Henson.  "It's not true," Miller said after learning...
  • Partial victory for the working poor [Editorial]

    Partial victory for the working poor  [Editorial]
    House of Delegates can take an important step toward lifting the prospects of Maryland's working poor this week when it votes on a measure to gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. But amendments the House made to Gov. Martin O'...
  • House votes to raise Maryland's minimum wage

    House votes to raise Maryland's minimum wage
    The House of Delegates voted Friday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the next three years, setting up a potential fight over whether to guarantee future increases by tying the rate to inflation. Delegates voted 89-46 for the...
  • Senate OKs budget after making trims

    Senate OKs budget after making trims
    The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.9 billion state budget that includes no new taxes while giving state workers a 2 percent cost-of-living raise. It is slightly leaner than the governor proposed. The spending plan, due for a...
  • Estate tax relief seems on track in Annapolis

    Estate tax relief seems on track in Annapolis
    At a time when income inequality is one of the nation's most-discussed issues, the tax that appears to have the best chance of being cut in heavily Democratic Maryland this year is one that is only paid by millionaires. Senate President Thomas V. Mike...
  • Mr. Brown gets a reprieve [Editorial]

    Mr. Brown gets a reprieve  [Editorial]
    It doesn't take a doctor to diagnose Fix-is-in Disease, the condition common to politicians who look out for favored individuals. In the recent outbreak in Annapolis, the warning signs are too painfully obvious for most anyone to ignore. Last week,...
  • Jail behind him, Julius Henson seeks a Senate seat

    Jail behind him, Julius Henson seeks a Senate seat
    The meeting of East Baltimore's Berea community association is packed — standing room only — and leader Julius Henson is in control. There's a tavern to oppose. A computer lab to improve. Trash to clean up. Finally, Henson turns to the queue...