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2 Consulting Firms Announce Changes

Two companies that are players in the Maryland political world are undergoing some changes.The Hatcher Group, a leading communications and public affairs firm that...

A Better Year, Thanks to State Legislators

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently made it official: Last year was an especially bad year for the flu. In fact, last flu...

From WTOP: Razing Ellicott City Buildings Could Be ‘Counterproductive,’ Ball Says

As part of Maryland Matters' content sharing agreement with WTOP Radio, we feature this article from Neal Augenstein.The newly elected county executive of Howard County said...

Amazon Decision to Skirt Maryland: ‘A Bitter Pill to Swallow’

Amazon’s decision to locate part of its new headquarters in Arlington County, Va., is either a “bitter pill” for Maryland and Montgomery County or a...

Amazon: Close, But No Cigar

The decision has been signaled in national media accounts for the past couple of weeks, but Amazon made it official Tuesday morning: The Internet...

Leggett Warns of Declining Tax Receipts From Wealthy Families

A relatively small number of wealthy families have had a significant impact on Montgomery County’s finances, outgoing executive Isiah Leggett (D) said on Monday,...

Amazon Fulfillment Centers: How Fulfilling?

Second in a series of articles.As speculation intensifies about Amazon’s decision to open a second headquarters, with its 50,000 jobs, state and local officials...

Six Big Decisions the Governor Will Make in the Next Four Years

Voters will decide Tuesday on whether to re-elect Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) or bring change in the form of former NAACP president...

Marylanders Need a Raise – But Our Representatives Have Failed Us

Workers in Maryland need a raise.I am a lifelong Baltimore resident and in my 44 years I have never seen working people struggle as...
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Amazon: The Great ‘Get’ — and the Great Unknown

First in a short series of articles.An announcement from Amazon on where it plans to build its second North American headquarters, known as HQ2,...