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Minimum wage

Md. Senate Panel Weighs Minimum Wage Increase

Maryland’s minimum wage earners say they need a raise and some state lawmakers agree. A bill that would increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 by 2015 was taken up Thursday by the Senate Finance Committee.


wind energy rally

Offshore Wind Supporters Hold Rally In Annapolis

Putting the wind to work. Maryland’s energy future takes center stage in Annapolis. A renewable energy bill that passed the House last week has an uncertain future in the Senate.



Bill Proposes Negotiation Rights For State Workers

A state Senate panel will hear testimony on a bill to expand collective bargaining rights to certain state employees.


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Brown To Testify On Domestic Violence Bill

People who leave a job to escape domestic violence would be eligible for unemployment benefits under a measure coming before Maryland lawmakers.