Maryland House votes to approve hike in the minimum wage

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The House gave preliminary approval to legislation raising the state’s minimum wage to 15 dollars by 2025.

Dancing water bottle salesman keeps motorists entertained

He says he’s faced some terrible times but Prince George’s County resident Jackie Wimbush says you need to keep on smiling…and dancing. And Wimbush does just that as he offers up bottles of water to passing motorists along Adelphi Road in College Park.

Questions Loom Over Effects of State’s Oyster Recovery Efforts on Watermen’s Bottom Lines

While the state seeds the beds, are oystermen missing out?

Five Key Takeaways From Martin O’Malley’s Third Quarter Fundraising Report

New presidential campaign fundraising totals were released last week that show Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continue to dominate former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in the money race. The third quarter numbers revealed some trends – most of them discouraging – of the O’Malley campaign.

Despite Odds, Sarbanes Still Pushing for Campaign Finance Reform

Despite long odds, Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Towson, is attempting to revive campaign finance reform legislation he says will give citizens more power in government.

Edwards, Van Hollen Join Democracy for All Task Force

WASHINGTON–Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen joined a task force Wednesday, that is urging Congress to act on solutions to increase transparency in U.S. campaign and electoral finance systems.

Metro Roundup: Single-Tracking Delays, the Purple Line and Possible Tax Increases

Good Friday turned into a very bad Friday for Metro.

Van Hollen Campaign Raises $1 Million in 4 Weeks

The Van Hollen for Senate Campaign announced Wednesday that it has raised $1 million in the first four weeks of Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s, D-Kensington, campaign for Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s seat.

Metro Roundup: Death, Rifts and Money Problems

WASHINGTON–Metro’s week was anything but good. The transit agency faced a tough few days, during which it suspended its search for a new leader, asked its board for permission to obtain a big loan and saw a police-involved fatality.