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Conferees Reach Compromise on Minimum Wage Legislation

House and Senate conferees discussing legislation to establish a $15-an-hour minimum wage in Maryland ironed out their differences in a single meeting Tuesday afternoon,...

Legislative Notebook: Lawmakers Roll Out the Barrel for Craft Brewers

Maryland lawmakers have moved closer to a compromise bill that boosts the state’s craft brewing industry.House Bill 1080 from Del. Carol Krimm (D-Frederick) and Senate Bill...

Opinion: Missing in Wage Debate Is Bill’s Impact on People With Developmental Disabilities

While there has been widespread media coverage and political exuberance about the expected passage of the Fight for $15 bill to increase the minimum...

Hogan Uses ‘Crossover Day’ to Rip Dems’ Legislative Agenda

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R), who has been quiet about the developments taking place in the General Assembly for the first nine weeks...

City Senators Seek to Block Bill They Fear Could Erode State Support for Pimlico

Baltimore City senators are making a last-ditch effort to solidify state support for Pimlico Race Course, which hosts the annual Preakness Stakes.In a letter...
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UPDATED Roundup: Bill Targeting Franchot Moves Forward, House Eyes Statute on Child Sex Crimes

The Senate moved forward Friday on House Bill 1052, which would remove regulatory powers over alcohol and tobacco from the comptroller’s office.Widely viewed as political...

One-Stop Shopping: A Roundup of Wednesday’s Major Developments

The Fight for Fifteen is likely headed to a conference committee.The Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday evening to Senate Bill 280, its version of a...

Senate to Vote on Retiree Drug Benefit Plan

The Maryland Senate is poised to vote on a change to state retiree pharmacy benefits on Wednesday morning, with a bill that is more...

Will Populist Economic Bills Collide With Reality?

As she sat before her colleagues last month and explained her bill to bring a $15-an-hour minimum wage to Maryland, Del. Diana M. Fennell...

Opinion: The Reality of Working for Tips

In the drive to raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, a lot of misinformation has been circulating, much of it about the...