| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Gubernatorial candidate Douglas Gansler unveiled his jobs plan Thursday with a focus on bringing back manufacturing jobs, establishing a portal were academics and business workers can exchange ideas and offering incentives for small business owners to...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Building on the Dream Act approved by voters in 2012, Democrat Anthony G. Brown proposed Thursday that Maryland provide low-interest college loans to the children of workers who are in this country illegally.
Brown's proposal came on a busy day in the...
| 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 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 7, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Nine of the 10 Democratic candidates for three open seats in District 12 addressed issues facing southwest Baltimore County during an open candidate forum Thursday night at Lansdowne High School.
Ten Democrats and three Republicans are vying for seats...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:30 AM
As the deadline to file for a state candidate seat drew near on Feb. 25, Vanessa Atterbeary made a down-to-the-wire decision.
Though she had earlier submitted her paperwork to run for a spot on Howard County's Democratic Central Committee, Atterbeary...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:15 PM
By a wide margin, Maryland voters want to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 a hour, a poll conducted for The Baltimore Sun shows.
A majority of voters in every region of the state supports that wage increase, and the proposal has near-unanimous...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:56 AM
In Howard County’s first council district, there are nearly as many Democratic candidates for one seat as there are seats on the council itself.
“When I first decided to run for this position, I knew I had really big shoes to fill –...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Since Oct. 1, the Affordable Care Act has provided full health care coverage to over 230,000 Marylanders who previously had either no health insurance or low quality or unaffordable coverage. This is a tremendous public health success for our state. Yes,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:19 PM
If the Food and Drug Administration goes ahead with its proposal to eliminate trans fats from processed food, it could create a sticky situation for Baltimore-area sweets makers, including the company that produces famed Berger cookies.
The FDA will...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Small business owners on the Eastern Shore, especially Ocean City, may not be able to afford to pay an employee more than $8.25 per hour. And we are not alone; many small towns in Maryland have Mom and Pop businesses.
In Ocean City, we have a four-month...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:09 PM
As a Messenger columnist, this time of year can be rough to write about. The post-New Years lull, as many of us are recovering from our Christmas and New Year's Eve festivities, can, traditionally, leave a gap in the calendar.
But instead of taking some...