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Measure Aims at Closing Pay Gap Between Men, Women, Minorities

ANNAPOLIS — If women and minorities are historically paid less, one way to balance pay scales could be to take past salaries off the negotiating table. Frederick County Delegate Karen Lewis Young, D-District 3A, is sponsoring a bill aimed at equaling pay for men, women and minorities. It would require companies with 15 or more […]

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Report: Maryland’s bioscience industry a leader in NIH funding, venture capital investment

Maryland is a leader in National Institutes of Health funding for biomedical research and in venture capital investment for bioscience-related companies, according to a recent study from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. The bioscience industry employs more than 34,000 people in Maryland, and the average annual wage for a bioscience worker in the United States reached […]

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Bobby Neall, Agent of Change

A more efficient government. Who hasn’t dreamed of such a thing? What politician hasn’t run on the repeated refrain, however tangentially, that government should run more like a business? What candidate hasn’t touted their private-sector credentials as proof of electability? The truth is that private business isn’t a good model for operating a representative democracy […]

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Baltimore city councilwoman to introduce minimum wage bill

A Baltimore city councilwoman is planning to introduce a bill to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour. The Baltimore Sun reports City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke plans to introduce the bill Monday and that it is co-sponsored by eight of the council’s 15 members. The paper says Baltimore’s minimum wage […]

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