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1 hr ago | CBS Local

Economist: 2018 Minimum Wage Will Be Worth $9.25

An economic analyst says changes made to Maryland's minimum wage increase bill will mean $875 a year less in a full-time worker's yearly earnings, compared to Gov. Martin O'Malley's original plan.

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1 hr ago | Patch.com

Maryland State Agencies Threatened by Cyberattacks

By Mike Denison, CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE Maryland government entities have suffered at least six cyberattacks since the beginning of 2013, according to incident reports from the Department of Information Technology.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Law, Employment / Labor Law

5 hrs ago | ABC2 Maryland

Rice porridge with abalone recalled

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is warning residents not to consume or purchase certain batches of Korea Food Trading Ltd. rice porridge with abalone because it might contain botulism.

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7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Maryland's abandoned health exchange had no discernible leadership

Maryland's health exchange had an executive director before many states had even gotten started setting up their federally mandated online insurance marketplaces.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Healthcare Law, Law

11 hrs ago | Network World

Health Insurance Exchange Tech Winners and Losers

Though things seemingly work out in the end, with 7.5 million Americans signing up for healthcare coverage through the exchanges between Oct. 1 and March 31 , the Healthcare.gov launch was a textbook lesson in how to botch a software development project.

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15 hrs ago | Baltimore Jewish Times

General Assembly Passes Decriminalization, Medical Marijuana

Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to sign a new medical marijuana bill and a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, sources said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Maryland, Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Will Md., Va. drivers need new licenses?

A WTOP story this week detailed how D.C. license holders will need to obtain new federally compliant credentials by October in order to enter federal buildings.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Virginia, Maryland

ABC2 Maryland

MVA launches optional appointments for customers

Frost Advisory issued April 17 at 2:13PM EDT expiring April 18 at 8:00AM EDT in effect for: Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, Baltimore City Frost Advisory issued April 17 at 2:13PM EDT expiring April 18 at 8:00AM EDT in effect for: Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford Frost Advisory issued April 17 at 1:09PM EDT expiring April 18 at 8:00AM EDT in ... (more)

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The Washington Post

Largest Latino group in Maryland backs Brown for governor, Frosh for attorney general

CASA in Action, the state's largest Latino electoral organization operating in Maryland, on Thursday endorsed Lt.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Illegal Immigration, US News

The Washington Post

Gansler picks up backing of Asian Pacific American group in race for Maryland governor

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler picked up an endorsement of his gubernatorial bid Thursday from the Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats of Maryland.

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The Baltimore Sun

Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]

For many years, special interests - particularly the development industry - have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout Maryland.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Montgomery County, MD, Opinion

Baltimore Jewish Times

Legislative Look-Back

The most prominent bills passed by the General Assembly in 2014 include bills raising the minimum wage and reforming the state's marijuana policies.

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Dundalk Eagle

Magee outspoken in crowded House race

Among them is Charlesmont businessman Carl Magee, who says he considers the crowded field a good sign, but worries about a lack of "leadership."

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Maryland

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Gazette.net

Future murky for marijuana, minimum wage laws

Debates over controversial decisions such as decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana and raising the minimum wage carried into the final days of the recent General Assembly session.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Maryland, Opinion

The Baltimore Sun

Damage from Lake Kittamaqundi fuel spill minimal

The Maryland Department of the Environment has categorized the damage done to downtown Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi by a diesel fuel leak as minimal, even though an estimated 500 to 600 gallons of fuel entered the lake, according to an office spokesperson.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

Md. Bail Assessment Tool Differs From Other States

Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he may issue an executive order creating a pilot program for reforms to criminal bail procedures.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Maryland

Government Technology

Maryland Legislation Creates Council on Open Data

A new law ensures Maryland's emphasis on transparent government and open data will be a permanent part of state policy decisions for years to come.

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Maryland Environmental Trust Awards $27,000 in Grants

As part of its annual awards, the Maryland Environmental Trust granted a total of $27,000 to land preservation groups statewide.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Adamstown, MD, Baltimore County, MD, Long-Green, MD, Garrett County, MD

WBAL-AM Baltimore

"Sherlock Franchot" Talks Unclaimed Property, Taxes

The cover of a newspaper insert to be released next week shows Comptroller Peter Franchot as "Sherlock Franchot.

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The Washington Post

Mizeur to propose state-run retirement savings, other steps for Md. senior citizens

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather R. Mizeur on Wednesday will propose establishing a state-run retirement savings plan as part of a package of initiatives geared toward improving the lives of senior citizens.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Personal Finance, Retirement, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Long Term Care, Health, Alzheimer's

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