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Trump Rules Could Push 80K Marylanders Off Food Stamps

The Trump administration this week finalized a regulation that could knock more than 6,000 Marylanders off food stamp benefits. It’s one of three controversial policies...

What’s the Region’s Hot New Housing Market? Prince George’s County

Virginia’s Alexandria and Arlington counties get all the attention when it comes to rising home values in the Washington, D.C., region, but in Maryland,...

MoCo Development Agency Taps Deputy Commerce Secretary as New CEO

Benjamin H. Wu, who has spent the past five years as Maryland's deputy Commerce secretary and has a wealth of government experience, will become...

Hogan Announces Search for New State Center Developer

Looking to jump-start a redevelopment process that has been mired in lawsuits and inactivity for years, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced on...

Poll: Affordable Housing Shortage Worries Montgomery Co. Voters

How big a problem is the lack of affordable housing in Montgomery County?It's so significant that a recently-completed poll of county residents listed affordable...

Business Groups Warn Against Tax Hikes to Fund Kirwan Reforms

Business groups responded Tuesday evening to a Kirwan Commission funding plan put forward by a labor union that included corporate tax increases.“The union said...

To Fund Kirwan, Union Proposes Corporate and Income Tax Reforms

An influential labor union is pressing for changes to Maryland’s tax code that would result in higher tax rates for the wealthy and corporations...

In Wake of Va.’s Blue Wave, Congress Renews Push for ERA

The U.S. House advanced a resolution on Wednesday that aims to ease the ratification of a Constitutional amendment that would ensure equality for U.S....

Maryland Casinos Had a Slow October

Gaming revenue at MGM National Harbor in October was down 18.5% from October 2018, though it still accounted for 41% of total gaming revenue...

Like College Tours, But For Kids Who Want an Alternative

A week ago, Amarri Brown didn’t know what he wanted to do when he graduates from high school in a year.Then on Tuesday, the...