Thomas V. Mike Miller
Maryland is already moving toward a “two-tier” minimum wage system, where counties will set their own minimums, Gov. Martin O’Malley said. But he wants $10.10 to be the statewide minimum and let counties raise it from there.
Maryland’s Senate president is bracing his colleagues for a difficult debate over raising the state’s minimum wage.
A measure to expand prekindergarten in Maryland for 1,600 children who are up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level will be part of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s legislative package.
Decriminalizing marijuana, raising the minimum wage and adjusting the fees paid to contain polluted stormwater are all likely to find their way into debates during this year’s legislative session.
An emergency measure will be submitted in Maryland to put people who thought they were enrolled in a health care plan through the state’s troubled health exchange but still did not receive coverage into a separate state safety net health plan.
Rep. Steny Hoyer and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller are endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in his run for governor of Maryland.
The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to make the state’s gun laws among the strongest in the nation.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says he believes a medical marijuana measure passed by the House of Delegates will move favorably in the Senate.
Maryland’s Senate president says he’s confident Gov. Martin O’Malley will submit a transportation funding measure early next week.
A gas tax increase is among the ideas Maryland’s Senate president is floating to raise badly needed money for transportation.