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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Legislative leaders float higher, tiered minimum wage for Maryland

    Legislative leaders float higher, tiered minimum wage for Maryland
    Legislative leaders said Friday raising Maryland's minimum wage could involve boosting the rate statewide and letting prosperous counties increase it even further. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch told county...
  • O'Malley says major health exchange problems are fixed

    O'Malley says major health exchange problems are fixed
    The state has resolved the nine "major issues" preventing its glitch-ridden health exchange from working, officials said Saturday, a milestone Gov. Martin O'Malley has framed as key to boosting the low enrollment in insurance plans offered under the...
  • Don't minimize minimum wage [Editorial]

    Don't minimize minimum wage  [Editorial]
    Ever interested in the region's troubled youth — although usually in the context of a police crackdown on them — Del. Pat McDonough says he wants Maryland to adopt a "training wage" of $7.25 an hour for businesses of 100 workers or fewer. If...
  • State, local elected officials could vote to give themselves raises

    State, local elected officials could vote to give themselves raises
    State lawmakers and some local politicians are considering raising their own salaries in 2014 — proposals that supporters say might have more traction now that Maryland is a few years out of the recession. This week, a state commission...
  • Faltering exchange could mean trouble for O'Malley, Brown

    Faltering exchange could mean trouble for O'Malley, Brown
    The troubles hitting Maryland's health exchange could have a lasting impact by tarnishing the political image of Gov. Martin O'Malley and his handpicked successor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, according to experts assessing elections in 2014 and beyond....
  • Md. votes to adopt health exchange software used in Connecticut

    Md. votes to adopt health exchange software used in Connecticut
    The board overseeing Maryland's health exchange voted unanimously Tuesday evening to scrap its dysfunctional website and adopt software developed by Deloitte Consulting and used by the more successful health exchange in Connecticut. The software is...
  • Assembly enters final week with tough issues pending

    Assembly enters final week with tough issues pending
    As the General Assembly enters the final week of its 90-day session, lawmakers have fewer issues coming down to the wire than in a typical year — but some that remain are very thorny indeed. A proposal to raise the minimum wage, Gov. Martin O'...
  • Maryland lawmakers cautious about new health exchange

    Maryland lawmakers cautious about new health exchange
    As Maryland prepares for a major overhaul of its troubled health exchange — switching out its buggy software for Connecticut's proven technology — lawmakers and information technology experts are raising new concerns about whether there is...
  • Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana

    Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana
    The General Assembly moved Saturday to dramatically change Maryland's drug laws as the House of Delegates joined the Senate in voting to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense punishable only by a fine. The House voted 78-55 to...