The New Year brings a pay raise to thousands of the Maryland’s minimum wage workers. Derek Valcourt has more on the increase and what it means to businesses and its workers.
President Barack Obama is offering civilian federal workers and members of the military a 1 percent pay increase in 2015, the same raise he offered last year citing efforts to keep government costs down during the economic recovery.
Round two in the state gas tax hike. Starting Tuesday, the second phase of the gas tax goes into effect.
Property taxes are rising in Wicomico County for the fifth consecutive year.
The cost to keep smoking in Maryland may soon get even steeper. Another tobacco tax hike is being pushed for 2015.
An economic analyst says changes made to Maryland’s minimum wage increase bill will mean $875 a year less in a full-time worker’s yearly earnings, compared to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s original plan.
The government’s estimate of autism has moved up again to 1 in 68 U.S. children, a 30 percent increase in two years.
There’s been some movement towards resolving an issue holding up Governor Martin O’Malley’s minimum wage bill. A Senate committee could be voting soon on the proposal to raise the wage to $10.10 an hour.
Maryland lawmakers will receive a 15.7 percent pay raise over the next four years.
The pay rate for social workers who help the developmentally disabled has become a roadblock for the minimum wage bill and legislators hope to reach a resolution in a meeting with the governor’s staff Thursday.
The Maryland House of Delegates has approved phasing in an increase in the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2017.
Gov. Martin O’Malley visited Upper Marlboro for a discussion with businesses owners who support a minimum wage increase.