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  • Leggett vetoes $15 minimum wage in Montgomery County

    Leggett vetoes $15 minimum wage in Montgomery County

    Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett on Monday vetoed legislation that would have made the wealthy county the first jurisdiction in Maryland to require a $15 minimum wage. Leggett (D) said boosting the wage to the level embraced by national progressive activists, including former Democratic...

  • State Center developer to sue state after its contract was voided

    State Center developer to sue state after its contract was voided

    The would-be developer of the State Center in Baltimore said it would file a countersuit Tuesday alleging the voiding of its $1.5 billion agreement to develop the state government complex was politically motivated. A legal battle could hold up the redevelopment of the aging complex for years. The...

  • Fact-check: Gov. Larry Hogan's push against $100M 'sunshine tax'

    Fact-check: Gov. Larry Hogan's push against $100M 'sunshine tax'

    An e-mail from the Larry Hogan for Governor campaign office to the governor's donors and supporters Monday urged them to support his veto of "a $100 million energy tax" -- a policy Hogan has dubbed the "sunshine tax." But the program Hogan's veto last spring seeks to constrain does not impose a...

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  • Watchdog group files lawsuit alleging Trump's business ties violate Constitution

    Watchdog group files lawsuit alleging Trump's business ties violate Constitution

    To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. The lawsuit claims that a constitutional clause prohibits...

  • Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout

    Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout

    The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader communications clampdown within the executive branch. The prohibitions came to light Tuesday as the agency moved to delay...

  • Liberals press Democrats to block Trump's nominees, to little effect

    Liberals press Democrats to block Trump's nominees, to little effect

    Twelve hours after Virginia's two Democratic senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, voted to confirm Michael Pompeo, President Donald Trump's nominee to run the CIA, the protests began. On Tuesday morning, more than 100 protesters gathered outside Warner's constituent offices in the Virginia suburbs...

  • HHS nominee deflects questions about impact of Trump's move on Obamacare

    HHS nominee deflects questions about impact of Trump's move on Obamacare

    President Donald Trump's choice for health secretary declined Tuesday to promise that no Americans would be worse off under Trump's executive order to ease provisions of the Affordable Care Act - and distanced himself from the president's claim to have an almost- finished plan to replace the law....

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  • Two technology groups merge to create Maryland Tech Council

    Two technology groups merge to create Maryland Tech Council

    The Tech Council of Maryland and the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council have merged to create a statewide organization that will aim to advance Maryland's position as a hub for technology companies. The new group, the Maryland Tech Council, has close to 700 member companies across the state. The...

  • Baltimore to get $200,000 annual grant to support bike infrastructure

    Baltimore to get $200,000 annual grant to support bike infrastructure

    Baltimore will receive $200,000 annually for three years to support an improved bicycle network in central and west Baltimore through a national grant. The Boulder, Colo., bike advocacy group PeopleForBikes announced Tuesday that it had choseen Baltimore and nine other cities for its Big Jump Project....

  • Booz Allen Hamilton finalizes acquisition of Laurel-based Aquilent

    Booz Allen Hamilton finalizes acquisition of Laurel-based Aquilent

    Booz Allen Hamilton has finalized its acquisition of Aquilent, a digital services firm in Laurel. Aquilent, which specializes in digital and cloud services for government agencies, employs about 350 people in Laurel and all are expected to stay on with the company. The deal, first announced in November,...

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  • Burglary hits Baltimore Rock Opera Society at condemned Bell Foundry space

    Burglary hits Baltimore Rock Opera Society at condemned Bell Foundry space

    The Baltimore Rock Opera Society, one of the groups displaced by the December closing of the DIY artists' venue known as the Bell Foundry, has experienced another setback. Tools, which BROS artistic director Aran Keating estimates would cost close to $2,000 to replace, are missing from the organization's...

  • #OscarsSoWhite creator: More black nominees doesn't mean Oscars are diverse

    #OscarsSoWhite creator: More black nominees doesn't mean Oscars are diverse

    Despite a list of Oscar nominees that includes a number of African-Americans this year, the creator of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag says there's still work to be done to promote diversity at the Academy Awards, and the film industry as a whole.  April Reign, the Maryland resident who launched the...

  • Manor Hill Tavern set to open next month in Ellicott City

    Manor Hill Tavern set to open next month in Ellicott City

    Manor Hill Tavern, a new restaurant by the Victoria Restaurant Group, is preparing to open in Ellicott City next month after a series of setbacks that started with July's historic flood. The restaurant is opening at 3733 Old Columbia Pike, the former home of Diamondback Tavern. Owner Randy Marriner...

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  • Trump and Israel

    When former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry bluntly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month for sabotaging the chances for a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he did nothing more than restate what has been the goal of official U.S. policy in the region for...

  • Trump looms over Md.'s budget

    Trump looms over Md.'s budget

    Around the same time that President Donald Trump was announcing a hiring freeze for civilian federal employees and promising within 90 days to institute a "long-term plan to reduce the size of the federal government's workforce through attrition," Maryland's non-partisan legislative analysts were...

  • Privatizing Medicare would be irresponsible

    Privatizing Medicare would be irresponsible

    Medicare, which makes medical care affordable and accessible for millions of older or disabled Americans, just celebrated its 50th anniversary — arguably a half century of success. Yet, call for its privatization is one of the hot topics in D.C. right now, at the top of the list on House Speaker...

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  • Lower tolls didn't cost Maryland as much as expected, transportation secretary says

    Lower tolls didn't cost Maryland as much as expected, transportation secretary says

    The amount of money the state collects at the Bay Bridge fell by more than $28.1 million last year, after Gov. Larry Hogan reduced toll rates. That's a 35 percent drop. But a 9.4 percent increase in highway traffic helped defray that dip, according to figures released by the Maryland Transportation...

  • Gov. Hogan seeks to lift veil of secrecy on lobbyist parties for Maryland officials

    Gov. Hogan seeks to lift veil of secrecy on lobbyist parties for Maryland officials

    It's political party time in Annapolis as the Maryland General Assembly cranks up its 2017 legislative session. When Republicans and Democrats are done jousting in legislative hearings, they have a long list of invitations to consider for breakfasts, lunches, happy hours, dinners and receptions...

  • Rep. Brown paying down state loan with unusual method

    Rep. Brown paying down state loan with unusual method

    Rep. Anthony G. Brown is slowly making progress paying back the $500,000 he borrowed from a union in the waning weeks of his unsuccessful 2014 run for governor — but he is doing so in an unexpected way. Brown, who sailed to victory in the heavily Democratic 4th Congressional District last fall,...

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