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  • The minimum wage isn't a living wage

     The minimum wage isn't a living wage
    I wish to ask those who oppose raising the minimum wage to think back to when they first had a job, full- or part-time. I'm a senior citizen, and my first job was in the 1950s. I worked full-time and was paid $1 an hour, with no benefits. So between the...
  • Delaney urges business leaders to help shape minimum wage proposal

    Delaney urges business leaders to help shape minimum wage proposal
    With momentum building for higher hourly pay in Maryland, Rep. John Delaney, a co-sponsor of a federal minimum wage bill and a former CEO, urged Baltimore-area business leaders Thursday to have a voice in a measure he said is long overdue. The business...
  • Hunger gets a boost

    Hunger gets a boost
    Grocery prices may be rising — 1.5 to 2.5 percent next year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — but the ability of poor people to buy them is about to shrink. On Friday, benefits for 47.6 million Americans participating in the...
  • What poor kids get from farmers' markets

    What poor kids get from farmers' markets
    Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to use $10,000 in private foundation grants to fund a program designed to help low-income families stretch their food stamp benefits undoubtedly will help many of those struggling to make ends meet in...
  • Archbishop Lori: For elected leaders, poverty is 'out of sight, out of mind'

     Archbishop Lori: For elected leaders, poverty is 'out of sight, out of mind'
    Fifty million Americans — one out of every six people, including one in five children — do not know the source of their next meal. And based on the recent actions of our elected officials, it seems "out of sight, out of mind" is their solution...
  • Loss of SNAP benefits costly to Maryland

     Loss of SNAP benefits costly to Maryland
    On Nov. 1, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (also known as food stamps) will be reduced, creating ramifications beyond the already incomprehensible fact that more than one in eight central Maryland residents (and one in five...
  • The Farm Bill meets Animal Farm

     The Farm Bill meets Animal Farm
    I find it both disturbing and ironic that Nov. 1 marked the latest example of Congress and the White House finding common ground. The Nov. 2 Baltimore Sun article "Cuts to food stamps will affect 47 million needy Americans" provided the lens for my...
  • Food stamp fraud is real and must be stopped

     Food stamp fraud is real and must be stopped
    Like Mark Furst, the CEO of the United Way of Central Maryland, I too am disturbed to know that many children are food insecure ("Loss of SNAP benefits costly to Maryland," Nov. 1). However, as a taxpayer I've watched SNAP/food stamp benefits being abused...
  • Lt. Gov Brown meets with union organizers

    Lt. Gov Brown meets with union organizers
    Baltimore workers who want to unionize private security firms in the city have gotten the attention of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.  Brown, a Democrat, spent a half-hour in the kitchen of a Baltimore security guard Wednesday morning, snacking on donuts and...
  • Frequently asked questions about the government shutdown

    Frequently asked questions about the government shutdown
    Congress has failed to fund the federal government and has shut it down. Federal employees are instructed to report to work and will be sent home when they arrive on Tuesday. Additionally, government services will be suspended. Here's a look at how...
  • Shutdown endangers food programs, state officials say

    Shutdown endangers food programs, state officials say
    With the federal shutdown, Maryland can only pay to feed low-income women and children for a "limited period of time," the state's budget secretary said Wednesday. The state can cover the cost of food stamps and energy programs until the end of October,...
  • Obama to make public plea in Maryland

    Obama to make public plea in Maryland
    President Barack Obama will make his case for reopening the federal government at a construction firm in Maryland on Thursday as a political solution to end the 2-day-old shutdown remains elusive. Obama will visit the Rockville office of Baltimore-based...