| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:57 AM
Del. Justin Ready, a Westminster Republican, has introduced legislation that would create a tax-free week on outdoor sporting and hunting goods.
In a news release, Ready said he believes this is a way to show that the state cares about hunters while...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Five businesses in the Route 40 area were each fined $1,000 Wednesday after being found by the Harford County Liquor Control board to have sold alcohol to a minor.
Good Time Liquors in Joppa, Riverside Pizzeria in Belcamp, Northside Liquors in Aberdeen,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Since winning the second annual Carroll Biz Challenge in November, the ensuing months have been "very hectic, to say the least," according to Dawn Pritchard.
"Starting any business is really difficult and stressful," said Pritchard, the founder of...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:20 PM
House of Delegates can take an important step toward lifting the prospects of Maryland's working poor this week when it votes on a measure to gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. But amendments the House made to Gov. Martin O'...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Five commercial properties are up for sale near the main street of Arbutus, including longtime businesses Leon's Triple L Restaurant and Lounge, and Center Court Tavern, presenting an opportunity for those looking to start a business in the area.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:20 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration is proposing new regulations for the city's rapidly growing food truck industry — setting up zones for the mobile chefs to sell their designer grilled-cheese sandwiches, spicy tacos and decadent cupcakes.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed increase in Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 cleared its first hurdle Monday night as a House committee approved the bill and rejected a proposal to set a different standard for rural areas.
The House Economic Matters...
| Feb 28, 2014
Can it be March already, dear readers?
Laissez les bons temps roulez!
Brigitte Peters, at the Office of Tourism, and I are making the parade list for the March 4 Mardi Gras parade at 6:30 p.m. down Bourbon Street from the high school, to Washington...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:58 AM
The gleaming new Horseshoe Casino Baltimore that greets visitors entering the city on Russell Street rises from gritty surroundings, flanked by a Holiday Inn Express and a concrete bunker-like block of storage units.
Those two neighboring properties...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 3:36 PM
The contractor under fire for the botched rollout of the state's troubled online health exchange for uninsured people was also hired during a closed-door meeting to develop a similar marketplace for Maryland's small businesses — work that exchange...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:29 PM
The debate over the minimum wage, both in Maryland and nationally, and related concerns over income inequality have provoked some unpleasant and ongoing side effects. The recent trend of billionaires flaunting their perceived superiority over the less-...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:05 AM
A transformation is under way in Paradise that will integrate the community just east of the Baltimore Beltway with the rest of Catonsville, residents say.
The Baltimore County Council is requesting $3 million from the Maryland Department of...