Working & the Economy

In First Public Appearance, Architects of Race Track Deal Tout ‘Fabulous’ Plan

The architects of the proposal to put Maryland horse racing on firmer footing hailed their plan as an imperfect but “fabulous” blueprint that would...

Supreme Court Appears Split as Justices Weigh Landmark LGBTQ Case

Some conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appear open to the argument that federal law prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and...

18 Questions About the Deal to Save Pimlico

Deus ex machina.Suddenly, almost out of the blue, a deal appears to be in place that could save and improve Pimlico Race Course in...

Financial News Website Says Md. Is Richest State in Nation

Maryland is the richest state in the U.S., according to a ranking by financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall Street, which put Virginia...

Here’s a Look at the New State Laws Taking Effect on Tuesday

Hundreds of Maryland laws are going into effect Tuesday, spanning subjects from criminal justice reform to election law to the state’s medical cannabis commission.A...

Del. Dereck Davis: Workers, Communities Deserve a Voice in Fate of Shoppers Stores 

A textbook example of how distant economic decisions can have seismic impacts on local communities can be found in what is happening right now...

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,...