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  • In Maryland, it pays not to work

    In Maryland, it pays not to work
    Contrary to stereotypes, there is no evidence that people on welfare are lazy. Indeed, surveys of welfare recipients consistently show their desire for a job. However, there is also evidence that many are reluctant to accept available employment...
  • Raise wages — no strings attached

    Raise wages — no strings attached
    Raising Maryland's minimum wage has faced tough going in Annapolis ever since Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. left office. It was the Republican governor's steadfast opposition to raising the minimum wage that spurred Democrats to support an increase in 2005...
  • We can make a difference for Howard families struggling with hunger [Commentary]

    We can make a difference for Howard families struggling with hunger [Commentary]
    September is Hunger Action Month. Together, we can take action to fight hunger in our community, all month long. Hunger Action Month is our opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our effort to feed more Howard Countians...
  • Rawlings-Blake's farm bill support: More of the same for Baltimore

    Rawlings-Blake's farm bill support: More of the same for Baltimore
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's op-ed piece from Friday is an example of why nothing ever seems to change in Baltimore.   Mayor Rawlings-Blake writes primarily about the Congressional farm bill and the impact that it will have on the city of Baltimore....
  • Don't minimize minimum wage [Editorial]

    Don't minimize minimum wage  [Editorial]
    Ever interested in the region's troubled youth — although usually in the context of a police crackdown on them — Del. Pat McDonough says he wants Maryland to adopt a "training wage" of $7.25 an hour for businesses of 100 workers or fewer. If...
  • Food pantries at schools offer lessons in support

    Food pantries at schools offer lessons in support
    In a classroom with an outside door, student-made shelves are filled with canned goods as Manchester Valley High School prepares to open its first food pantry on Jan 7. The high school will be the 16th school in the county to have a food pantry —...
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  • The ineffectual on the Hill [Editorial]

    The week between Christmas and New Year's is surely the nation's least productive, and that's why it ought to be dubbed "The 113th Congress Week." Naturally, the members of the U.S. House and Senate who so richly deserve this distinction are observing the...
  • Baltimore has a stake in the farm bill [Commentary]

    Baltimore has a stake in the farm bill [Commentary]
    Washington gridlock has stopped Congress from passing a much needed farm bill. Here in Baltimore, my administration has put politics aside to implement an aggressive urban agricultural plan to meet the needs of our most vulnerable citizens and support...
  • Voter ID laws are essential to prevent fraud at the polls

    Voter ID laws are essential to prevent fraud at the polls
    Requiring a photo ID is frequently, and inaccurately, said to be a method of suppressing minority votes. Walmart requires a photo ID to exchange a purchase. Not to get a refund, but simply to trade a purchase for something of the same price for a...
  • Nine Baltimore store owners charged in $7 million food stamp fraud

    Nine Baltimore store owners charged in $7 million food stamp fraud
    A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted nine Baltimore business owners alleging almost $7 million in food stamp fraud.  The scheme, called "food stamp trafficking," involved the store owners redeeming food stamp benefits in exchange for cash and...
  • Maryland food stamp fraud alleged against Baltimore stores

    Maryland food stamp fraud alleged against Baltimore stores
    A federal grand jury indicted 10 Baltimore business owners or operators on charges of stealing nearly $7 million from food assistance programs by agreeing to debit cash for beneficiaries without selling food — then keeping a cut of the proceeds....