Progressive Maryland

May 15, 2014

Pro-business bills signed by O’Malley

While some praise the creation of enterprise zones and tax credits, others pan a law that re-couples the state's estate tax with the federal rate.

May 2, 2012

Henson’s employee takes blame for lists

In the third day of the trial of political consultant Julius Henson on charges of election fraud, his only employee reluctantly testified about the robocalls at the center of the case and her opinion that they were designed to be “malicious.” Rhonda Russell, the former political director of Progressive Maryland, was the sole employee of […]

Jul 12, 2011

Maryland gay marriage supporters launch coalition

ANNAPOLIS — Gay marriage supporters in Maryland rekindled debate over legalizing same-sex marriage in the state on Tuesday by announcing a new coalition to push for legislation next year. The announcement prompted opponents to say they’ll be back in Annapolis to maintain the state’s current marriage laws while Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration expressed support for [&hell[...]

Jan 18, 2011

Bill to raise Maryland’s minimum wage faces opposition

ANNAPOLIS — A proposal to spark consumer spending by bumping the minimum wage to $10 an hour faces opposition from conservative lawmakers and legislative leaders loath to take any action they believe could slow job growth. The legislation would gradually raise the minimum wage from the federally mandated $7.25 to $10 in 2013. After that, […]

Dec 29, 2010

Progressives aiming to raise some Maryland taxes

Progressive groups and legislators are aiming to raise state taxes on millionaires, corporations, liquor, gasoline and a broad array of consumer services, as well as boosting the state minimum wage to $10 an hour to help protect government services and the incomes of “working families.” The proposals came in the annual “State of Working Maryland” […]

Nov 29, 2010

Transparency efforts bring groups together

Legislators and advocates on the right and left are often at odds on policy, but a conference next week will bring divergent groups together on something they can all agree on: the need for greater openness and transparency in government. The Maryland Public Policy Institute, along with the Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute, Progressive […]

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