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Amid national $15 discussions, minimum wage increases in Md. continue

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 ...

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Time to eliminate cash bail in Maryland

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 ...

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A win for Baltimore

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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GBC: Lower job barriers for citizens with criminal records

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 ...

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A fresh opportunity for transformative leadership in Baltimore

In three weeks, Baltimore will inaugurate a new mayor, and eight new city council members will take office, marking one of the most significant transitions in the city’s elected leadership in more than a decade. Change in government brings about ...

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