Steiner talks minimum wage and the 2014 General Assembly session

As legislators return to Annapolis, some will be looking to bump the pay of those who make minimum wage in Maryland.

Annapolis Summit logoMarc Steiner takes a look at the issue in a podcast that is part of his lead-up to his 11th annual Annapolis Summit show on Jan. 8. The radio host speaks with Dels. Mary Washington and Andrew Serafini about the minimum wage issue. Continue reading

The Eye on Annapolis Podcast

The Eye on Annapolis Podcast returns with a look at the races for governor and attorney general, including the impact of Doug Gansler’s controversial comments about Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

Alex and I also examine why some candidates might be stepping down from the General Assembly before the sessions starts and what was the buzz at the annual Ocean City confabs for the Maryland Municipal League and Maryland Association of Counties.

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The Eye on Annapolis Podcast

The Eye on Annapolis Podcast returns with a look at the governor’s race one year before the primary election.

Alex and I review the candidates who have declared (Brown, Craig and George) and look at who might still throw a hat in the ring (Gansler, Mizeur, Ruppersberger).

We also discuss why Dec. 31 is the unofficial filing deadline for candidates.

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The Eye on Annapolis Podcast

The Eye on Annapolis Podcast returns with a look at two of our favorite topics: casinos and elections.

Alex and I discuss the three bids for a Prince George’s County casino and why many believe any of the options would become one of the most successful in the mid-Atlantic.

We also look ahead to the 2014 gubernatorial election and the challenges presumptive candidate Doug Gansler would face against Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the Democratic primary plus sort out some Republican candidates.

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The Eye on Annapolis Podcast

The Eye on Annapolis Podcast looks back at the 2013 General Assembly session with special guest (and Daily Record columnist) C. Fraser Smith. We examine how and why lawmakers were so productive and the state of politics in Maryland. We also discuss Gov. Martin O’Malley’s future and what could be on the General Assembly’s 2014 agenda.

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The Eye on Annapolis Podcast

The Eye on Annapolis Podcast returns with a preview of the General Assembly’s final week.

With Sine Die now six days away, Alex and I have the latest on legislation concerning the budget, gun control and pit bulls. Alex explains why the memory of last year’s final day is on the minds of legislators and we discuss what this week means for Gov. Martin O’Malley.

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The Eye on Annapolis Podcast

The Eye on Annapolis Podcast returns with a look back at a busy weekend in the House of Delegates.

Alex and I discuss the latest on the gun control and transportation bills and whether lawmakers will be able to resolve the major sticking points in the bills in the General Assembly’s final two weeks.

We also examine the prospects of tax increment financing (better known as TIFs) and reveal the man behind the medical marijuana bill.

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The Eye on Annapolis Podcast

The Eye on Annapolis Podcast is back with the latest from the General Assembly. Alex and I discuss the future of Maryland’s five death-row inmates in the wake of lawmakers approving the repeal of the death penalty and look ahead to the looming battles over transportation funding.

We also discuss why it seems more bills are churning through Annapolis this year and what to look for as Sine Die nears.

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The Eye on Annapolis Podcast

The Eye on Annapolis Podcast returns with updates on the death penalty, pit bulls and transportation funding.

The Daily Record’s Alex Pyles and Steve Lash discuss how Virginia might have been the catalyst for the latest transportation bill and which amendment might kill the pit-bull bill after months of work.

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The Eye on Annapolis Podcast

The Eye on Annapolis Podcast returns with an update on gun control and the death penalty.

The Daily Record’s Steve Lash joins Alex and me for analysis on last week’s Senate committee hearing and a look ahead to what could happen as the full Senate debates two of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s top legislative priorities.

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