Working & the Economy

Poll: Marylanders Unhappy With State of Democracy, Disapprove of Trump

Marylanders have a more favorable view of socialism than of President Trump’s job performance, according to polling data from Goucher College.About 27 percent of...

U.S. House Votes to End Forced Arbitration

The U.S. House on Friday passed legislation that would eliminate forced arbitration clauses in employment, consumer and civil rights cases.If enacted, the bill would...

Franchot Touts Study on School After Labor Day’s Economic Impact

As school districts ponder their calendars for the upcoming academic year now that they have the freedom to set their own schedules, state Comptroller...

Hogan Touts Reduction of No-Bid Contracts, Then Pushes for One

Efforts to generate more competitiveness in state contracting are paying off, yielding better deals for state agencies and saving taxpayer dollars in the process,...

Plane Crash on Highway Shines Spotlight on Controversial Development Plan

When a plane taking off from Freeway Airport in Bowie clipped a car and crashed onto U.S. 50 last Thursday, it was a reminder of how perilously...

Van Hollen, Democrats Push Against Food Stamp Rule

Maryland Democrats on Capitol Hill are pressing Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to rescind a proposed rule that could cause tens of thousands of Marylanders to lose...

New NOVA Economic Development Alliance: Threat or Opportunity for Md.?

Ten government and economic development agencies from Northern Virginia announced Monday that they were banding together to form the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance.The...

Alsobrooks to Developers: ‘Get in Now’

As if anyone had any doubts, Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) is one heck of a cheerleader for her county. That...

Peta Richkus: Update on Retirees’ Prescription Drug Plan

Tens of thousands of retired State employees from every county in Maryland and from seven other states, along with thousands of retirement-eligible current state...

Aided by Conservative Legal Groups, State Workers Sue to Recoup Union Dues

A group of state government workers on Wednesday sued a public employee union, saying the union improperly collected dues from them even though they...