Working & the Economy

Opinion: I’m a Small Business Owner, and I Don’t Ask Applicants for Their Salary...

I’m a small business owner in Frederick. I’ve often been suspicious of new regulations from Annapolis that are touted as business friendly.Right now, there’s...

Commentary: U.S. Tax Laws Have Made Things Worse for Federal Retirees in Md.

Maryland is a high-tax state.Recent changes in federal tax law have made the tax situation worse:At the federal level, the...

Report: State Lost Billions by Not Closing Corporate Loopholes

A liberal-leaning think tank is pressing for passage of a series of revenue bills targeting business loopholes and tax breaks ― by looking back...

Blue-Green Divide on Display as Workers Swarm Legislature to Oppose Coal Plant Shutdowns

Dozens of workers from coal-fired power plants spent Tuesday in the Senate Office Building letting lawmakers know they oppose a bill that would phase...

Bill to Fund Racetrack Renovations Wins Praise from Community Leaders

A proposal to pump hundreds of millions of dollars into Maryland’s aging horse tracks won the enthusiastic embrace of community leaders and local elected...

Family Medical Leave Insurance Legislation Gets First Airing of Session

Legislation to create a paid family leave insurance fund for all businesses in Maryland was brought before the House Economic Matters Committee Monday. Del. Kris...

Opinion: Response to ‘Hungry Kids Don’t Have Lobbyists’

For over three decades, Marylanders Against Poverty (MAP), formerly Maryland Alliance for the Poor, has advocated for legislation and budget allocations that address the...

Poll: Marylanders Want Better Schools But Shy Away From Tax Hikes to Improve Them

The vast majority of Maryland residents believe that teacher salaries are too low and that many school buildings are in poor condition, but there...

Lawmakers Likely to Dismiss Hogan’s School Start Bill Despite Breezy Hearing

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s push for a statewide post-Labor Day school start got another airing in the General Assembly on Friday ― but...

Lawmakers: HOME Act’s Passage in Senate Has Been ‘Long Time Coming’

After almost 20 years of consideration, the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act was finally passed in the Senate chamber Friday. “I think it's really...