| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Some members of the Rev. David Carl Olson's congregation are homeless. A few work minimum-wage jobs, he said, but they still cannot afford to leave shelters.
His faith calls him to live in a world with "profoundly more justice," said Olson, who...
| Feb 24, 2013
Maryland's business leaders are increasing efforts to speak with a louder, more unified voice to state officials, seeing in looming federal budget cuts the necessity — or opportunity — to focus more attention on the private sector.
| Feb 2, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Behind the counter at a convenience store in Princess Anne, Elvira Orellana worked 72 hours a week, making sandwiches, cleaning the kitchen and ordering the ingredients to prepare oxtail, curry chicken and cheese steaks.
Her employer paid her $648 a week...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Maryland's deteriorating infrastructure could receive a boost from private investor dollars, thanks to legislation passed Monday designed to enhance public-private partnerships.
The idea behind so-called public-private partnerships, or P3s, is to get...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Legislation that would strengthen the rights of pregnant women in the workplace has now passed both chambers of the General Assembly and will go to the governor's desk for signing.
The Senate passed the House version of the bill Thursday allowing it...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:10 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to make a personal, perhaps quixotic pitch Wednesday for what could be the least popular proposal in Annapolis this year: raising the tax on gasoline.
The governor is scheduled to testify before House and Senate...
| Mar 18, 2012
Many long-term unemployed have discovered an ugly truth: You need a job to get one.
Jobless workers across the country have recounted tales of being written off by a prospective employer if they have been out of work for six months or more. And some...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 1:49 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley says he still hopes to convince the legislature to raise money for highway and transit projects — possibly by adding another penny to Maryland's six-percent sales tax and dedicating the extra revenue to transportation.
| Apr 10, 2012
| 7:15 PM
Moving to the forefront of social media privacy law nationwide, the Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation prohibiting employers in the state from asking current and prospective employees for their user names and passwords to websites such as...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Did we miss the press release announcing that Peter Franchot had joined the tea party? The comptroller certainly sounded like he'd gone over to the side of anti-government activism Monday when he cast the lone vote against a proposal at the Maryland...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Democratic leaders in Annapolis have compiled a "To Do" list for the next three months that includes raising taxes and changing the definition of marriage. Some also want to close off big chunks of Maryland to development and open even more casinos in the...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Many Maryland employers will see the tax they pay for unemployment insurance drop by more than half next year.
The tax cut, which will be announced Monday by the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, reflects the improving employment...