Working & the Economy

House Panel to Study Economic Stability in Md.

Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) announced Monday that he is creating a House of Delegates Study Group to Study Economic...

A Path Forward for Pimlico?

Lawmakers from the Baltimore region say they are ready to fight for funding – or anything else – that’s needed to keep the Preakness...

Md. Offers Free Transportation, Other Assistance for Shutdown Workers

Federal employees from Maryland who are still reporting to work during the longest government shutdown in Maryland history will get some relief from new...

Md. Chamber of Commerce Retools to Amplify Voice of Small Business

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday introduced a new membership model designed to maximize the influence of small businesses within the organization –...

Business Group Issues Another Warning About Sluggish Montgomery Co. Economy

A pro-business group is again sounding alarm bells about Montgomery County’s economy, warning that sluggish growth and high taxes are making Maryland’s largest and...

Hogan Administration Files Claim Against State’s Largest Employee Union

As Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) previewed his forthcoming budget proposal on Thursday, he noted that he’d be including a 3 percent raise...

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...