| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed increase in Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 cleared its first hurdle Monday night as a House committee approved the bill and rejected a proposal to set a different standard for rural areas.
The House Economic Matters...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 11:57 AM
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...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:06 AM
The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Bob and Maureen Finley of Bel Air announce the marriage of their son, Ryan Michael, to Jaclyn Ann Jacobsen, of Frederick on Aug. 3, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Parkton.
Finley is a graduate of the John Carroll School and the University of...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Maryland has long been a heavily Democratic state, but 2013 may have cemented its status as a truly liberal one.
The two things were not always synonymous. Though Democrats have dominated the legislature and governor's mansion for decades, the party's...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Nitrogen pollution from Maryland sewage plants and industries increased in 2012, a new report says, partially undermining gains the state has made in prior years in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.
While nitrogen discharges from treatment plants and...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Sean McComb was sitting Wednesday morning on one of the worn wooden benches at Baltimore's Penn Station reading a book on how to improve teaching when his phone began to buzz wildly with text messages and email notifications.
The word was out: McComb had...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:38 AM
With the 2014 general election almost exactly one year away, at least five of Maryland's gubernatorial candidates are scheduled to debate environmental issues for the first time tomorrow in Annapolis. No doubt questions will range from smart growth to...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:53 PM
A Frederick County woman pleaded guilty to voter fraud after she was charged with signing her dead mother's name on an absentee ballot in the 2012 presidential election, the state prosecutor's office announced Thursday.
Elsie Virginia Schildt, 46, was...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Before the recession, Madie Green's home daycare was normally full. As parents lost their jobs and pulled kids out, the 55-year-old District Heights woman spent through her savings to keep up on her mortgage and auto payments.
Her business still hasn'...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Two Maryland women attempted to use their dead mothers' identities to cast illegal votes in last year's presidential election, the state prosecutor's office said Tuesday.
Officials said a Frederick County woman was indicted for attempting to cast an...