| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Gail Bates, a West Friendship Republican and longtime member of the Maryland House of Delegates, announced on Tuesday, July 16, a run for the state Senate.
Bates is a candidate in District 9, which is represented by Sen. Allan Kittleman. Kittleman...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Welcome to Tax Hell! Marylanders are suffering under a deluge of taxes and fees. More than 40 taxes and fee increases have been forced upon the people in the last 8 years. The latest and dumbest is the "Rain Tax." The "Rain Tax" is projected to...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:07 PM
State and local officials are trying to promote public awareness of a little-known federal tax credit to help small businesses cover some of the costs of providing health insurance to their workers.
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot launched a...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Like many who have toured the Clipper City Brewing Company's Halethorpe brewery, the man in the dress shirt seemed to enjoy sipping on an ice cold glass of Heavy Seas' Powder Monkey Ale as he checked out the large, gleaming metal vats, walked past the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Indulge in a cupcake, pamper yourself, wine and dine, shop a little, capture the moment on film or get active. No matter your preference, Flavor Cupcakery presents "It's a Flavorful Life," a week-long event, wrapping up Saturday, designed to encourage...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:59 PM
About 20 protesters calling for a higher minimum wage marched into McDonald's on East Baltimore Street during Wednesday's lunch rush, performed a parody skit with "Ronald McDonald," handed fliers to customers and chanted "raise the wage."
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Bel Air town officials plan to remove residential preferred parking along several streets in the vicinity of Bel Air High School because there's no longer a parking crisis in the neighborhood.
Resolution 1013-13 was introduced July 15 at the most recent...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:52 PM
An O'Malley administration plan to lend $240,000 to a Towson sports bar to finance its expansion is raising questions about the role of government in promoting economic development.
This week, the Board of Public Works opted to delay deciding whether to...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:57 PM
A new manufacturing documentary that will get an advance screening in Baltimore this week suggests that average Americans aren't powerless to stop job loss in the sector.
It's a simple and surprisingly old message that has seen a resurgence since the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Facing criticism from a struggling local business, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended the city's bottle tax Tuesday as essential to rebuilding Baltimore's schools. But the mayor acknowledged she would have to suspend a program that delivers fresh...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:07 AM
There is widespread agreement that the U.S. can become more competitive in the global marketplace if it lowers its corporate tax rate. There's also a consensus that the nation needs to spend more money on its vital infrastructure. So one might assume that...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:10 AM
The Prince George's County Council last week unanimously passed a bill creating a lending program for banks and small businesses in the county.
The bill requires the county to keep at least $10 million in deposits in community banks, which would then...