Working & the Economy

Maryland’s Economy: Very Good (For Now), But Extended Shutdown Could Be Devastating

Maryland lawmakers will craft a budget this legislative session in about as favorable an environment as they could hope for, an economist said Tuesday.Well,...

Lawmakers, Advocates Promise Push for ‘Clean 15’ Bill

Lawmakers, advocates ― and even some small business owners ― gathered in Annapolis on Monday evening, vowing to push for a $15 minimum wage...

‘White-Hat’ Firm Scoops Up Another White Hat

Dru Schmidt-Perkins, the former longtime executive director of the group 1000 Friends of Maryland, will be hanging her hat this General Assembly session with...

Former GOP Councilman to Head Economic Development for Democrat Pittman

Although he once served on the Anne Arundel County Republican Central Committee, Jerry Walker often gave his fellow Republicans fits during his eight years...

Legislative Leaders See Progressive Initiatives Advancing

Legislative leaders signaled support for several progressive causes on the first day of this year’s General Assembly session, suggesting that a boost in the...

2019 General Assembly Preview: No Kirwan, No Cry

The Maryland General Assembly kicks off its 439th session on Wednesday with the great expectations that accompany every first year of a four-year legislative...

Md. Dems Move to Ax Obscure Rule Targeting Feds

Maryland Democrats on Capitol Hill are declaring victory in their bid to kill a contentious policy that targets federal workers.House lawmakers announced Wednesday that...

Analysis: Could Hogan Get Sacked in Push to Keep Redskins in Md.?

Former Washington, D.C., mayor Anthony A. Williams (D), whose municipal reforms and financial stewardship helped spark the capital city’s recovery from junk bond status,...

Young Farmers Can’t Farm Without Land

By April SimpsonPRINCE FREDERICK, Md. — In some ways, Jamie Tiralla and her family represent farming’s past and future.Tiralla, 36, grew up in rural...

Labor Leader Rodich to Retire

David Rodich, the executive director of Service Employees International Union Local 500 and a major political player in Maryland, is retiring at the end...