With the

session winding down--for real this time, just five or so days left--there are more than enough stories to rate their own heading for the next few days.

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Large Employer Tax:

Following the lead of its

, although succeeding, the state Senate

that would affect one entity. Except in this case it makes sense. The health-care tax, which already passed the House, would ding large employers--hint, hint:

--that fail to meet a specified level of health benefits for employees, and which the governor promises to veto. Lots of coverage on this one, as it's the first of its type to be passed by a state legislature, and, well, you know, Wal-Mart.

The

Sun

's Andrea K. Walker had a

in today's Business section, rounding up a great deal of the recent criticism aimed at the Bentonville, Ark., behemoth and the company's response. The

Post

's Business section sent a reporter, Michael Barbaro, to Arkansas to

(hint: not positive).

is the

Post

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's original story, and the

.

Minimum Wage:

Another bill sure to be vetoed is the

(AP story), which would raise it a dollar to $6.15, that just passed the Senate and now goes to Bob Ehrlich.

Post

,

Sun

.

Airport Renaming:

On the other hand, a bill that really helps no one, the renaming of

for

, is gaining more traction every day. This

Sun

finds such a bill on its way to the Senate.

seems to find it interesting that

(D-7th) has come out in support of the bill. I find it interesting that he hadn't sooner, but to each his own. And

takes a look at the cost of renaming: depending on who you ask, $250,000 or $2 million.

Some Other Stuff:

(

Sun

: doesn't look good in Senate);

(

Sun

: Ehrlich's bill could make it to House floor before end of session); speaking of which, the

Sun

's Jennifer McMenamin

at witness intimidation in the suburbs;

(

Post

: Gov. Bob travels to Calvert County's

to push his case);

(

Washington Times

on same);

(

Sun

's Dan Rodricks takes his shot at Bobby Slots, and really all you have to read on this whole ordeal).

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