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State-Mandated Sick Leave Debate Draws Crowd and Controversy

State-Mandated Sick Leave Debate Draws Crowd and Controversy

More than 100 people overflow the Senate Finance Committee hearing to weigh in on bill requiring paid time off.

Ahead of State of the State, Maryland Legislators Have Their Own Ideas About the State

Ahead of State of the State, Maryland Legislators Have Their Own Ideas About the State

Ahead of this year’s State of the State, legislators from the House of Delegates and the state Senate shared their thoughts on what they expect from Gov. Larry Hogan’s address.

Hogan, Franchot Share Concerns Over Procurement, School Maintenance at Governor’s First Public Works Meeting

Hogan, Franchot Share Concerns Over Procurement, School Maintenance at Governor’s First Public Works Meeting

At his first Board of Public Works meeting, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan found an ally in Comptroller Peter Franchot, who supported the governor’s increased focus on school maintenance over replacement, and reforming the state’s contract-award process.

With New Faces in State Government Come New Sandwich Names at Chick and Ruth’s

With New Faces in State Government Come New Sandwich Names at Chick and Ruth’s

When Republican Gov. Larry Hogan was sworn in Wednesday, he brought with him promises of bipartisanship in government -- and at lunch.

Permits Allow Hunting on Maryland Farmers’ Fields to Control Crop-Eating Deer

Permits Allow Hunting on Maryland Farmers’ Fields to Control Crop-Eating Deer

Year-round hunting is possible through Deer Management Permits for farms with damaged crops.

State Debates Folding Tax Credit For ‘House of Cards,’ Other Productions

State Debates Folding Tax Credit For ‘House of Cards,’ Other Productions

Maryland has provided $62.5 million in film tax credits since 2012, but a new report estimates that the state gets only a meager 10-cent return on each dollar spent.

Exelon Commits to Pepco Charities

Exelon Commits to Pepco Charities

Local philanthropies were initially concerned that management changes would affect Pepco’s commitment to non-profits. But Exelon has issued assurances that the company will remain committed to Pepco’s 2013 level of philanthropic giving.

Thanksgiving Won’t be a Day Off For All

Thanksgiving Won’t be a Day Off For All

Not everyone can afford to take the day off on Thanksgiving. Maryland's Craigslist sites are full of interesting opportunities for those looking to make a profit on Thanksgiving Day. Some, like Lori Queen, a chef from Washington, like to spend the day helping others.

Talking Turkey With Grower of Bourbon Red Heritage Birds

Talking Turkey With Grower of Bourbon Red Heritage Birds

Raising Bourbon Red turkeys for the first time, Lee Swift, 57, owner of Chestnut Springs Farm in Jarrettsville, Maryland, said she's finding these bratty birds can be a handful. She's already sent about 50 to the butcher to be sold for Thanksgiving and plans to sell more for Christmas.