Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday morning told a coalition from Allegany and Garrett counties that he will put the needs of Western Maryland at the top of his priority list.
The options range in scope from one statewide increase to “county choice” measures that would grant jurisdictions the individual authority to set their own base rates of pay.
CNS reporter Ben Oldach breaks down the top headlines from around the state including a plan to revitalize the Inner Harbor, a man who police suspect of committing a string of sexual assaults and how some people from Western Maryland would rather go uninsured than enroll in the Affordable Care Act.
Carbon limits on new power plants could hurt Western Maryland’s coal mining industry.
Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin added Maryland’s support to a postal reform bill in the Senate requiring the U.S. Postal Service to keep operating Easton and Cumberland mail processing facilities it had targeted for closure.