| 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...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 10:37 AM
The personal injury lawyers' bar likes to try to divide the personal injury systems of the 50 United States into two different buckets — contributory negligence and comparative fault — and then make up hypothetical cases to try to portray...
| May 13, 2012
| 1:53 PM
A Maryland family making more than $175,000 will pay at least $254 more in income taxes this year under a revenue-raising plan the Maryland General Assembly is expected to take up when it convenes for special session on Monday.
The same family of joint...
| May 18, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Maryland shed 6,000 jobs in April, the federal government said Friday — the largest monthly loss in the country during a month when most states gained, but one that might have been overstated.
The figures, which are preliminary and adjusted for...
| May 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Everyone favors a balanced state budget. The people of Maryland expect the state to live within its means, and the state constitution requires the governor to submit a budget with revenues and spending in balance.
But, as demonstrated in the recently...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Raquel Rojas has never worked for a company that gave her paid sick leave. Sometimes even unpaid leave isn't on offer.
The Baltimore resident said a restaurant that employed her as a line cook three years ago stopped scheduling her for work after she...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 5:18 PM
Maryland employers added nearly 25,000 jobs last year, according to new estimates — the best performance since 2006, but one that still leaves the state with more than 80,000 jobs to make up, given the recession's losses.
At this rate of employment...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:57 PM
That download of an Angry Birds app, Katy Perry song, or "Captain America" movie could end up costing consumers more, thanks to a "digital products" tax proposal that's being pushed in Annapolis this year by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The bill is part of a...
| Jun 23, 2013
WILLIAMSPORT — Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., recently was recognized by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce with the 2013 Business Breakthrough Large Employer Partner in Business Award for the utility’s...
| Mar 24, 2013
March 25 — The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer free Web-enabled, instructor-led training. 1 to 4 p.m. Financial Management for Government Contractors, March 25 and 26; Federal Contracting and Government Contract...
| Mar 31, 2013
Learning Lunch Hour
April 2 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Learning Lunch Hour. Thomas Radley of Glessner Technologies’ IT Solutions Division will discuss “Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook.&...