While Maryland implements the next incremental increase in the statewide minimum wage Saturday, business leaders remain wary of its effects and discussion of a $15 minimum wage. The state’s minimum wage will increase from $8.75 to $9.25 an hour as ...Read More »
The Greater Baltimore Committee urged Baltimore City Council President Jack Young and the council not to cut police resources as outlined in Mayor Catherine Pugh’s budget in a letter sent to Young last week. The letter from GBC President Donald ...Read More »
A landmark decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals that directs court commissioners and district court judges to consider imposing conditions other than cash bail to ensure defendants appear for trial made front page news earlier this month. Meanwhile, two ...Read More »
When the Maryland General Assembly wrapped up its 2016 session last April, there was a consensus throughout the business community that legislators on both sides of the aisle were being more open and receptive to proposals to strengthen Maryland’s competitive ...Read More »
Each year, an estimated 10,000 men and women are released from incarceration and return to Baltimore, often to the very neighborhoods where they resided prior to being arrested. Despite some misconceptions, the majority of these returning citizens have no interest ...
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Baltimore-area business, civic and nonprofit leaders, in a new report, are advocating for the removal of barriers to jobseekers with criminal records, something second-chance advocates say is part of a surprising shift in attitudes in recent years. The Coalition for ...Read More »