| Jan 4, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Raising the minimum wage in Maryland will be the top issue for leading Democrats when state lawmakers return to Annapolis on Wednesday to embark on their annual legislative session.
Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to champion the idea in his final year in...
| 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...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:41 PM
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....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:57 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
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...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:01 AM
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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:27 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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 —...
| 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...
| 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...