Working & the Economy

Dems Strike Back, Overriding Hogan’s Vetoes

The Democrats who control the Maryland legislature flexed their muscle on Thursday, easily overturning two high-profile vetoes issued by Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr....

After Damning Audit, Lawmakers Seek Changes at Technology Investment Agency

A month into this General Assembly session, the legislature released a searing audit, faulting the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) for investing in companies...

Hogan’s Vetoes Target Minimum Wage, School Calendar and Anti-Franchot Bills

One day after signing his first piece of legislation from the 2019 General Assembly session, Gov. Lawrence J Hogan Jr. (R) vetoed three high-profile...

Federal Shutdown Protection Bill Is First Signed Into Law This Session

In a minutes-long ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, the first bill of the 2019 General Assembly session was signed into law.Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr....

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...