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  • Two-thirds undecided in attorney general's race

    Two-thirds undecided in attorney general's race
    Two-thirds of Maryland Democrats are undecided in a wide-open race to succeed Douglas F. Gansler as state attorney general, a new poll for The Baltimore Sun shows. Among Democrats who expressed a preference, Del. Jon Cardin of Baltimore County was ahead...
  • Cummings joins call for minimum wage hike

    Cummings joins call for minimum wage hike
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings urged state lawmakers Monday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10, arguing that lower wages will continue to strain government programs that help the poor. The Baltimore Democrat added his voice to a chorus of Democratic...
  • Howard business leaders split on proposed minimum wage increase

    Howard business leaders split on proposed minimum wage increase
    Brian England and Pete Mangione both own businesses that have been Howard County institutions for three decades. They both say they care deeply about employees. But when it comes to whether or not state legislators should raise the minimum wage, they...
  • O'Malley talks immigration, minimum wage at governors meeting

    O'Malley talks immigration, minimum wage at governors meeting
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says he will speak with the secretary of homeland security about a controversial federal program that appears to be deporting an unusually large percentage of immigrants without criminal records from Maryland. O'Malley raised...
  • As filing deadline passes, county executive contest highlights Arundel races

    As filing deadline passes, county executive contest highlights Arundel races
    With the filing deadline for the 2014 elections passing Tuesday night at 9 p.m., the fields are set for Republican and Democratic primary elections for local offices, including the competitive race to become Anne Arundel County executive. At the top...
  • Few competitors in 2014 for Laurel's incumbent county and state politicians

    Few competitors in 2014 for Laurel's incumbent county and state politicians
    Laurel's state- and county-level elected officials — with few challengers and, in some cases, no challengers — won't face many obstacles on the path to re-election this year. Now that the Feb. 25 candidate filing deadline has passed, 2014's...
  • Candidates for Towson-area elected seats file ahead of Tuesday deadline

    Candidates for Towson-area elected seats file ahead of Tuesday deadline
    Towson-area races for Baltimore County Council and the Maryland General Assembly took shape Tuesday night, when candidates for office were required to file with the state board of elections. The area will see several contested races, though one local...
  • Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally

    Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally
    Building on the Dream Act approved by voters in 2012, Democrat Anthony G. Brown proposed Thursday that Maryland provide low-interest college loans to the children of workers who are in this country illegally. Brown's proposal came on a busy day in the...
  • Senate to consider changes to federal day care program

    Senate to consider changes to federal day care program
    Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....
  • Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget

    Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget
    President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
  • House votes to raise Maryland's minimum wage

    House votes to raise Maryland's minimum wage
    The House of Delegates voted Friday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the next three years, setting up a potential fight over whether to guarantee future increases by tying the rate to inflation. Delegates voted 89-46 for the...
  • Bongino picks up endorsement of Utah's Lee

    Bongino picks up endorsement of Utah's Lee
    WASHINGTON -- Daniel Bongino, the former Secret Service agent and Republican candidate in Maryland's 6th congressional district, secured the endorsement Thursday of GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. Lee, a Tea Party favorite, had also endorsed Bongino in his...