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Senate approves budget bill

The Senate has voted 42-5 to approve a roughly $37 billion operating budget, altered only slightly from Gov. Martin O'Malley's initial proposal. In less than three hours, the Senate sped through proposed amendments to the bill and complementary legislation, the Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act, then unanimously voted to suspend the usual Senate rules to also hold a final vote on Wednesday.

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Senate committee considers minimum wage increase

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate Finance Committee is considering a bill that would increase Maryland’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2015. The state’s current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, the same as the federal rate. Supporters of ...

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