| 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 6, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley told a group of more than 100 state business leaders Friday that he was disinclined to cut the corporate income tax rate, but he wanted raise the state's minimum wage.
"It is a fact that wages have been declining in our country...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Raising Maryland's minimum wage has faced tough going in Annapolis ever since Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. left office. It was the Republican governor's steadfast opposition to raising the minimum wage that spurred Democrats to support an increase in 2005...
| Jan 1, 2014
In the Maryland General Assembly, newly-elected lawmakers inevitably have one experience in common. Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, rural or urban, it doesn't matter. When they arrive at the State House, they soon discover that the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:01 AM
It's fair to say that the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan but conservative-leaning think tank, has not historically been a big fan of Maryland, or many other liberal northeastern states, for that matter. The group looks at one side of the equation —...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:00 AM
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...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:45 PM
The murder-suicide that left two University of Maryland students dead provided fresh fodder in Annapolis Wednesday for lawmakers debating whether to tighten Maryland's gun laws, with supporters saying the tragic incident gave them new resolve while...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller testified Wednesday that Maryland's shortage of funds for transportation projects is a crisis that needs to be addressed now.
Appearing before the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, Miller said his proposed...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:06 PM
House Speaker Michael E. Busch said Wednesday that within a couple of days Gov. Martin O'Malley is likely to call a special session to deal with the issue of expanded gambling — even though there is no guarantee the votes will be there to pass a...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:45 PM
With his call for a special session on gambling next month, Gov. Martin O'Malley is placing a high-stakes political bet that he can prevail in a struggle over one of the most contentious issues facing Maryland.
A win could burnish his image at a time...