Maryland Senate Advances Bill To Increase Minimum Wage

Former Gov. Harry Hughes dies; Sen. Smith working hard before deployment

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State Senate advances bill to increase minimum wage

The legislation would increase earnings for most workers to $15 by 2025. A final vote will likely occur later this week. [Washington Post]

Gender ‘X’ legislation clears Maryland General Assembly

If signed legislation is by governor, drivers would be able to declare a gender “X” rather than “male” or “female” on a license or state ID. [Baltimore Sun]

Sen. Smith working hard before deployment

State Sen. Will Smith will head to Afghanistan later this month, but is still sponsoring 40 bills and co-sponsoring another 117. “Honestly, it’s too much,” Smith said.  [Maryland Reporter]

Harry Hughes remembered as quiet, effective governor

In two terms, Harry Hughes brought a tone and perception of order and propriety to the state government after the scandal-ridden administrations of Spiro T. Agnew and Marvin Mandel. He died Wednesday at age 92. [Washington Post]

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