Working & the Economy

Race Track Bill Eyes Gaming Proceeds, Not Education Funds

Sensitive to the backlash that could occur if tax revenues were used to prop up a distressed industry, backers of a measure to finance...

Md.’s Congressional Dems Get High Marks from Catholic Social Justice Group

NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, a national organization that advocates for social and economic justice, has given high marks to Maryland's Democratic members...

Read Our Series on Childhood Hunger in Md.

Maryland Matters has just run a groundbreaking series on childhood hunger, "Empty Plates at Maryland's Table." Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elliot Jaspin, the...

Speaker Jones, Budget Chairman Guzzone to Sponsor Pimlico Bill

When long-awaited legislation to renovate Maryland’s two main horse tracks is introduced next week, it will carry the backing of powerful lead sponsors —...

How the Veto Override Votes Went Down in the House and Senate

Democrats overrode a handful of vetoes from Republican Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. on Thursday, adding Maryland to the list of states that have...

Report: Even in Md.’s Wealthiest County, Health Disparities Persist

"For decades, Howard County has been known for its forward-thinking approach to creating the highest quality of life, serving as a national example of...

Senators Want to Tax Digital Ads to Fund School Reforms

As Maryland’s Senate president likes to say, creating a system of elite 21st century public schools will require an overhaul of Maryland’s 19th century...

Lawmakers Unveil Plan to Reintroduce Paid Family Leave Legislation

Legislation that would provide partial pay to help workers who need to take time off to care for ailing relatives will be filed again...

MDOT Chief: Saving Homes, Moving Traffic Will Win Major Road and Bridge Contracts

As Maryland begins the process of awarding billions of dollars in Washington, D.C.-area road-widening contracts, the state’s acting Transportation Secretary said his agency will...

Delegates Call for Multi-State Plan to End Corporate Giveaways

A group of progressive Democrats in Maryland joined colleagues across the country in introducing legislation that would create a multi-state compact to end corporate...