Is a four-day week a logical evolution in the workplace? Some Baltimore companies say it works for them.
Baltimore software company Tricerat joined a movement to trim employees' workweek to four days.
Baltimore-based construction giant Whiting-Turner settles racial harassment suit for $1.2M
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. will pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged the Baltimore construction company subjected Black employees to a racially hostile work environment at a Tennessee job site.
Maryland horse racing could consolidate at Pimlico, as the future of Laurel Park is ‘very much in question’
Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course, the home of the Preakness, is being eyed as the future hub of Maryland racing.
Disabled veterans come to Maryland for a career change. Years later, some are saddled with debt.
Some disabled veterans who've been through a Department of Veterans Affairs training program in Frederick say they've been hit with costly claims for expenses after quitting stressful acquisition jobs at the VA before they were supposed to.
Preakness organizers to hold job fair at Pimlico in Baltimore on Thursday
At least a dozen companies will be looking to fill positions that range from chefs to security to field crew.
Starbucks workers strike in Baltimore and other locations to protest bargaining delays
Starbucks baristas staged strikes in Baltimore and elsewhere in Maryland and Virginia on Monday to protest what newly unionized workers say have been delays in negotiating labor contracts. The strikes were the latest in a series of labor actions since a campaign to unionize the company’s stores started in late 2021.
‘Record investments’: Baltimore County executive unveils $4.9 billion budget proposal
The proposed Baltimore County budget would grant county employees a 4% cost-of-living salary increase.
6 things to know about the end of the Maryland General Assembly’s 2023 session
Monday’s marathon Maryland General Assembly session was not without its drama or surprises. Here are six things you need to know about the last day of the 2023 session.
Child Victims Act receives preliminary approval on Maryland House floor: ‘It has taken a long time, so let’s not wait any longer’
The Maryland House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to a hard-fought bill to remove a statute of limitations on lawsuits against child sex abusers.
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore’s supplemental budget includes $35 million for state workers’ salaries
A supplemental budget released Monday by Gov. Wes Moore included $2 million for the planning and design of a women’s prerelease facility under the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Baltimore bans contractor found to have ‘utter disregard’ for minority, women subcontracting requirements
A company that contracts with Baltimore city government has been found to have an “utter disregard” for the city's requirements to use women- and minority-owned subcontractors. As a result, Metra Industries has been barred from doing business with the city for the next two years.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott pushes forward with city administrator nominee despite council committee rejection
A Baltimore City Council committee vote to reject the nomination of Faith Leach for city administrator may not be the final word from the council.
Job openings outpace the unemployed in Maryland and nationwide as workers and employers struggle to match up
In an unprecedented labor market, where job openings far outweigh available workers, employers and job seekers in Maryland and elsewhere struggle with a mismatch in skills and worker demands.
Concerns linger on driving under the influence of cannabis as Maryland’s legalization of recreational use moves forward
While a large recreational cannabis industry bill is taking up most of Maryland lawmakers’ time on the issue, a proposed pilot program would start allowing police to test drivers who officers believe are impaired by cannabis.
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore’s $4.3 million inauguration funded by scores of large-dollar donations
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore raised $4.6 million from scores of wealthy donors and corporations and spent $4.3 million on his historic inauguration in January.
Baltimore County Council passes executive compensation policy, allows county executive to set severance
The Baltimore County Council has approved a compensation policy for county employees, nearly five years after voters approved a charter amendment granting the council oversight to set appointees’ salaries.
Gov. Wes Moore’s service-year plan for all high school graduates would start small with 200, could grow to 2,000 by 2026
Under Gov. Wes Moore's “SERVE Act,” up to 200 people would be placed with organizations for a year of service starting this fall.
At University of Maryland, paying ex-coaches like Mark Turgeon is part of doing business. It pushed the athletics budget into the red.
The University of Maryland athletics program recorded a budget shortfall in the last fiscal year after spending $5.7 million to buy out the contracts of former men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon and two assistant football coaches.
Maryland’s minimum wage debate focuses on automatic increases with inflation
Maryland lawmakers are coalescing around an expedited rise in the minimum wage, but not necessarily on the idea of linking it to inflation starting in 2025.
Gov. Wes Moore asks lawmakers to speed up increase in Maryland’s minimum wage, tie further boosts to inflation
Democratic Gov. Wes Moore's bill would increase the minimum wage in Maryland to $15 per hour later this year and link it to inflation starting in 2025.
Commission recommends assuring the independence of Baltimore County’s inspector general
A commission examining the role of Baltimore County's official watchdog has recommended that the inspector general shouldn't be subject to an oversight or advisory board.
Gov. Wes Moore testifies on veterans’ tax cut bill as state lawmakers begin to consider his policy priorities
Gov. Wes Moore's Keep Our Heroes Home Act would exempt up to $40,000 of military retirement income from state taxes. Current law allows the same individuals who are age 55 or older to exempt up to $15,000, and those who are younger to exempt $5,000.
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore promised to give Latinos power in his administration. Here’s where things stand.
Gov. Wes Moore has tapped two Latinos as cabinet secretaries, a decision some activists say shows his commitment to elevating Latino voices.
Johns Hopkins graduate student workers vote to unionize in Baltimore: ‘We are one body’
Graduate student workers pursuing Ph.D. degrees at the Johns Hopkins University officially voted to unionize this week with a 61% majority.
Gov. Wes Moore calls for action on public service initiatives in first State of the State speech
Gov. Wes Moore used his first State of the State speech to issue a call to action for a wave of public service in Maryland.
At ancient Baltimore tunnel that often delayed his travel, Biden touts ‘long overdue’ rail upgrades
The White House billed the Baltimore speech by President Joe Biden as a “kickoff event” for a project to replace a 4-mile section of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.
Pay him or trade him? Ravens must make decision as contract negotiations with star Lamar Jackson restart.
In their most important offseason in years, the Ravens must fill roster needs such as wide receiver and cornerback, hire an offensive coordinator and make a dollars-and-cents decision about the face of the franchise: Lamar Jackson.
With his first budget plan in, Moore’s proposals begin to take shape against a backdrop of uncertain financial forecasts
Gov. Wes Moore sat down with The Baltimore Sun in an exclusive interview in his new State House office in Annapolis to talk more about his budget priorities.
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore introduces $63B budget plan, calls for investments in education and transportation
The $63 billion plan involves a $1 billion investment, split between funding for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and for transportation projects
Ethics commission releases report for Baltimore County watchdog, includes county employee ethics survey
A survey of 1,400 Baltimore County employees found workers think there’s room for officials to encourage more ethical behavior in county government.
Gov. Wes Moore releases $69M in funds for abortion training, other Maryland legislative priorities
Gov. Wes Moore began his first full day in office by releasing funds approved by the General Assembly but withheld under the administration of former Gov. Larry Hogan.