Working & the Economy

Analysis: A Provocateur, a Foil and a Dilemma for Montgomery County Business Leaders

A roomful of 250 Montgomery County business leaders and their allies. A provocative new report with dire warnings about the county’s future from Gov. Lawrence...

Amazon, Metro Funding Take Center Stage at Bill Signing

If there was any lingering, smidgen of doubt about the role the nationwide Amazon headquarters competition played in convincing Washington, D.C.’s regional leaders to...
Rich Madaleno

Notebook: Likely Demise of Fight for $15 Bill Leaves Advocates Disappointed

Advocates for an increase in Maryland’s minimum wage are expressing disappointment that a measure they championed during the legislative session seems likely to die...

Assembly OKs $5B+ Incentive Package to Lure Amazon to Montgomery County

The Maryland General Assembly crossed the midpoint of the final week of its regular 90-day session Wednesday, giving final approval to key legislation and...

Assembly OKs $5B+ Incentive Package to Lure Amazon to Montgomery County

By William F. ZorziThe Maryland General Assembly crossed the midpoint of the final week of its regular 90-day session Wednesday, giving final approval to...

Amazon Headquarters Site Search Provides Boost to Metro Funding Quest

Few issues expose traditional fault lines in Maryland politics — rural vs. suburban, Republican vs. Democrat — like funding for mass transit. For many...

Decision on Multibillion-Dollar Gas Company Merger Expected Any Day

The Maryland Public Service Commission is expected to rule within a matter of days on a proposed $6.4 billion merger between WGL Holdings Inc....

Decision on Multibillion-Dollar Gas Company Merger Expected Any Day

By Josh KurtzThe Maryland Public Service Commission is expected to rule within a matter of days on a proposed $6.4 billion merger between WGL...

Stadium Funding Bill Thrown for a Loss

The proposed “stadium compact” has been stuffed at the line of scrimmage.The idea, as conceived by opponents of using public funds for NFL stadiums, was to...

Legislation Delaying Sick Leave Implementation to Hit Senate Floor Monday

Emergency legislation pushing back the effective date of Maryland’s sick-leave legislation to July 1, as amended in committee Friday, is scheduled before the full...