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  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Top Democrats push package for better business climate

    Top Democrats push package for better business climate
    Announcing their first-ever joint agenda, the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly said Friday they will work together to pass legislation aimed at improving Maryland's business climate and boosting the state's economy. Senate President Thomas V....
  • 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,...
  • Blame Maryland's income inequality on O'Malley

    Blame Maryland's income inequality on O'Malley
    Democrats are pushing “income inequality” and raising the minimum wage as priorities at the national and state levels. President Barack Obama addressed them in his State of the Union Speech, and both issues are centerpieces of Gov. Martin O&...
  • Hearings on Md. health exchange woes put off

    Hearings on Md. health exchange woes put off
    The head of the state Senate committee that is leading an inquiry into what 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 M....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens

    Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens
    When Rep. Chris Van Hollen struck up a conversation recently with a U.S. Capitol Police officer he sees every day on his way to work, he immediately learned two things about the man: He's from Baltimore and he's a huge Ravens fan. And so the Montgomery...