Working & the Economy

One-Stop Shopping: A Roundup of Wednesday’s Major Developments

The Fight for Fifteen is likely headed to a conference committee.The Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday evening to Senate Bill 280, its version of a...

Senate to Vote on Retiree Drug Benefit Plan

The Maryland Senate is poised to vote on a change to state retiree pharmacy benefits on Wednesday morning, with a bill that is more...

Will Populist Economic Bills Collide With Reality?

As she sat before her colleagues last month and explained her bill to bring a $15-an-hour minimum wage to Maryland, Del. Diana M. Fennell...

Opinion: The Reality of Working for Tips

In the drive to raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, a lot of misinformation has been circulating, much of it about the...

Hogan’s Foreign Policy? Gov. Backs New North American Trade Pact

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan (R) urged congressional leaders to ratify a new North American trade agreement Monday, telling Senate and House leaders that the...
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House Committee’s Proposed Budget Funds Kirwan, Reduces Private School Scholarships

It wasn’t the easy budgeting year that lawmakers thought they might have early in the legislative session, but House appropriators approved a $46 billion...

Hogan Offers ‘Compromise’ $12.10-an-Hour Minimum Wage

With the General Assembly session two-thirds over, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) has entered the debate over the proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage, offering...

Maricé Morales: Women Should Know Their Value in the Workplace

One of the challenges of the job application process is knowing what your “market value” is and being able to communicate that in a...

Local Officials Want Option of Topping State Minimum Wage

Sixteen local elected officials have sent a last-minute appeal to members of the General Assembly, urging them to adopt a $15-an-hour minimum wage. The...

Opinion: Addressing Racial Harm in a Systemic Way in Our Maryland

Shamefully, racism by another public official in the DMV just reared its ugly head -- this time in our Maryland.  It’s going to take deep listening and...