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  • Md. salary database reveals top paid state employees

    Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale. Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 income of $150,000 was...
  • Time to raise stagnant wages for lowest-paid workers [Commentary]

    Time to raise stagnant wages for lowest-paid workers [Commentary]
    On Jan. 1 of this year, over 2.5 million low-paid workers throughout the country got a raise. Unfortunately, none of these workers lives in Maryland. Thanks to minimum wage increases that took effect on New Year's Day in 13 states, including Arizona,...
  • Expect legislators to shun drama in an election year [Editorial]

    Expect legislators to shun drama in an election year [Editorial]
    Political pundits and poohbahs are weighing in on what to expect as the 2014 Maryland General Assembly convenes Wednesday and various agendas come to the fore. Every legislator has a want list and hours can be spent taking the temperatures of our...
  • Harford liquor board wants to get rid of resident license requirement

    Harford liquor board wants to get rid of resident license requirement
    Members of the Harford County Liquor Control Board say they want to get rid of the state law that requires a Harford County resident to be on every license they issue to businesses that sell alcoholic beverages. The challenge of finding a resident...
  • Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation

    Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation
    "Many consider John Hanson, who was John Hanson Briscoe's relative and for whom he was named, as being the first president of the United States, and not George Washington," said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, who was discussing the recent death of Briscoe, his...
  • Minimum wage a balancing act [Letter]

    Minimum wage a balancing act [Letter]
    There's a simple rule of economics: Raise wages and fewer people will have jobs. A little overtime here and there is better than a person with full benefits, etc. The issue of the minimum wage needs prudent and careful consideration, especially when...
  • The legislature is back: Get ready to pay up

    The legislature is back: Get ready to pay up
    "As soon as A observes something which seems to him to be wrong, from which X is suffering, A talks it over with B, and A and B then propose to get a law passed to remedy the evil and help X. Their law always proposes to determine what C shall do for X,...
  • The Red Maryland primer for the 2014 General Assembly

    The Red Maryland primer for the 2014 General Assembly
    As the saying goes "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session." Nowhere is that more true than in the Maryland General Assembly, when the checkbooks and liberties of average Marylanders are under a yearly assault from...
  • Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana

    Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana
    Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy.  Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...
  • Red Maryland year in review: May

    ¿     The Maryland General Assembly passed and the Governor signed $15 million in bond bills in 2013. ¿     The Maryland Democratic Party again proved itself to be little more than a subsidiary of organized labor. ¿     Supporters of some Maryland...
  • Red Maryland year in review: January

    ¿     Maryland leads the nation in education spending, but not necessarily achievement. ¿     Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly began to go after referendum process after the 2012 success of MDPetitions.com in petitioning issues to the ballots....
  • Harms of Marijuana Use

    Harms of Marijuana Use
    On Friday, I shared some thoughts on the current debate surrounding marijuana legalization in Maryland.  Without surprise, many pot advocates and enthusiasts were none too happy to read my questioning of their dogma. Many repeated the arguments rebutted...