Earmarks make a comeback in a closely divided Congress

Mar 12, 2021
Opponents argue earmarks opened the door to corruption and waste. Supporters argue they'll help make Congress more effective.
Sandy Washington, executive director of LifeStyles in La Plata, Maryland. Her group received a $60,000 earmark before the ban.
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Maryland passes new tax on internet advertising

Feb 12, 2021
The tax targets tech giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon and will raise an estimated $250 million. But a legal fight is likely.
The tax is aimed at tech giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon.
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As crab season approaches, Maryland processing plants seek guest worker reform

Mar 19, 2019
The multimillion-dollar industry relies heavily on H-2B visa workers from Mexico and Central America.
A woman picks crabs at the W.T. Ruark Seafood Co., on May 17, 2018 in Hoopers Island, Maryland.
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Netflix deploys Frank Underwood

Apr 1, 2014
Kevin Spacey helped Netflix lobby Maryland for tax breaks

When There's Not Enough Time to (Celtic) Rock

Sep 20, 2011
Yesterday, we aired a story about Maryland's Genuine Progress Indicator, an alternative economic index that factors in hard-to-calculate variables...

Feeling Relaxed? Now Put a Price On It

Sep 19, 2011
Let's say you're outside, it's a warm summer afternoon, you're sipping an iced tea... no wait that has too much caffeine, better make it a lemonade...

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MID-DAY UPDATE: New unemployment claims rise to half a million...

Aug 19, 2010
... some of that is returning troops from Iraq Intel is buying McAfee! Oil discovered off coast of Mozambique -- a mixed blessing? First ever se...