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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...

Another Unknown: Fate of Lisanti’s Bills

Del. Mary Ann Lisanti (D-Harford) was supposed to appear before the House Health and Government Operations Committee Monday to defend one of her bills,...

Gonzales Poll: Hogan Approval Stays Up, Trump Approval Stays Low

Maryland voters are defying the laws of gravity, a pollster says.His evidence?Republican Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s approval rating is at 78 percent, drawing...

Maryland House Passes $15 an Hour Minimum Wage

The House of Delegates Friday passed legislation to boost the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, to be phased in over the next...

As House Gives Early Nod to $15 Wage, Advocates Turn to Senate

Hardly an hour after the House of Delegates moved forward a stripped-back $15 minimum wage bill, advocates gathered in Annapolis to turn lobbying efforts...

House Panel Passes Minimum Wage Bill — But It Isn’t ‘Clean’

The House Economic Matters Committee voted for a $15 minimum wage bill on Monday night – but without many provisions sought by advocates, including...