Baltimore Sun: Maryland adds 6,100 jobs in February

By Natalie Sherman The Baltimore Sun Maryland employers added 6,100 jobs in February, one of the largest monthly gains in a year, but with gains split almost evenly between the public and private sectors, the growth underscores the task the state faces as it works to make itself less reliant on government jobs. The increases, reported […]

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The Washington Post: Maryland Senate unanimously approves budget

By Ovetta Wiggins The Maryland Senate voted unanimously Thursday to approve a $40.4 billionbudget that wipes out nearly 75 percent of the state’s structural deficit and restores funding that was cut from education and state employees’ salaries in Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposal. The budget compromise represents the greatest show of bipartisanship since Hogan (R) took office […]

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Washington Post: Maryland Senate unanimously approves easing ‘rain tax’ terms

By Jenna Johnson The Maryland Senate voted unanimously Friday to no longer require that the state’s largest jurisdictions charge a storm water remediation fee, which Republicans dubbed the “rain tax” on the campaign trail last year. The legislation now moves to the House of Delegates, where there has been stronger opposition to changing the fee […]

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