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County votes in favor of $15 minimum wage

The Montgomery County Council voted on November 7 to raise the minimum wage in the county to $15 for employees by 2024. Councilmember Sidney Katz approved this bill because he believes the time frame provides enough time for businesses to adjust to the new minimum wage. “If businesses…

County redevelopment plans cause controversy over possible historic African-American burial ground

The Montgomery County Planning Department and the Macedonia Baptist Church have apparently reached a deadlock over a highly controversial development plan. The Westbard area in Bethesda has been selected by Regency Centers for construction of an estimated 1.8 million square feet retail and residential center. What has provoked…

Profiling Maryland’s 2018 gubernatorial candidates

With the Maryland gubernatorial election primaries approaching in late June of 2018, challengers of the incumbent governor’s seat are have already begun their political campaigns. Governor Hogan, whose first term began in 2015, is eligible to run for a second term. Hogan, despite being a Republican in a…

Deterioration of metro system prompts taxation debate

The state of the Washington D.C. Metro has greatly deteriorated over the course of the past several years.…

Montgomery County considers new $15 minimum wage bill

In January 2017, Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett vetoed a proposed bill which would have eventually raised the…

Hogan opposes the implementation of ESSA in Maryland school systems

Controversy over the education issue arose anew with the advent of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).…

Controversy over the Pledge of Allegiance

Every morning, millions of students from kindergarteners to high schoolers across the nation stand and recite the Pledge…

Hogan and O’Malley push to end gerrymandering

Incumbent Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) and former Governor Martin O’Malley (D), have both taken a public stance…

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