| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:28 AM
For the second year in a row, multiple Carroll County businesses have been nominated for and won the Business Breakthrough Award, sponsored by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
The Carroll County Chamber's winners from the November 2013 Small Business...
| Jun 29, 2014
The Carroll County Chamber's winners from the November 2013 Small Business Awards were nominated for the 2014 Maryland Chamber of Commerce Business Breakthrough Awards held May 29.
The following Carroll County businesses won:
Well Advantage, with 11-...