Working & the Economy

Bum Blockade: How We Got the Food Stamp Data

In February 1936 Los Angeles Police Chief James E. "Two-Gun" Davis sent 136 cops to the California border to set up "bum blockades."The blockades...

Progressives Push Tax Reform Proposals to Fund Kirwan Plan

Progressive House Democrats rolled out a package of bills on Wednesday that they say will bring more equity to Maryland’s tax code and create...

Reaction to Governor’s Budget Proposal: Upbeat So Far

Maryland lawmakers kicked off budget season with a bipartisan tone on Wednesday as thousands of budget books were distributed in the state capital.At first...

Lawmakers Eye Carbon Fee from Polluters to Pay Part of Kirwan Tab

Carbon-cutting legislation will be back in the General Assembly for the third year in a row, House and Senate sponsors said Tuesday, with an...

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Pen Series on Childhood Hunger for Maryland Matters

On Thursday, Maryland Matters will launch a ground-breaking, multi-part series on childhood hunger in Maryland.The series, "Empty Plates at Maryland's Table," will take a...

With Economic Uncertainty, Analyst Suggests Savings and Recovery Planning

Maryland lawmakers should consider limiting recurring spending and investing in programs to aid in an economic recovery, an economist said Tuesday.Dan White, director of...
Bridge

Hogan’s $480M Retort to Senator’s ‘Toilet’ Taunt

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) rejected a Southern Maryland lawmaker’s claim that the state hasn’t done enough to ease the region’s grueling commutes.Asked...

Advocates for the Poor Make Their Case to Senate Budget Panel

Through tears, Athena Haniotis described her journey of homelessness to the members of the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee Tuesday."I was a state...

Board Deals State a Blow in Baltimore Lease Dispute

This story has been updated to reflect an uncertain hearing date and to note that the state Board of Public Works is under no...

Ugly Contract Fight Mars Celebratory Day in Annapolis

While lawmakers were making history on the first floor of the Maryland State House Wednesday, an ugly contract fight with potential legal implications for...