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Disability Law And Labor

diabledworkersMarch 5, 2014 – Segment 4

We discuss pending legislation concerning persons with disabilities, including: a bill that would give Medicaid coverage to adults with disabilities in need of shift nursing services, so they can live at home with their families instead of being institutionalized; a bill that addresses “Assertive Community Treatment;” and a bill that addresses the minimum wage for disabled persons. Joining us will be: Cathy Surace, Managing Attorney at the Maryland Disability Law Center; and Sarah Rhine, Attorney at the Maryland Disability Law Center.



Raising the Minimum Wage In Maryland

minworkMarch 5, 2014 – Segment 3

We host a debate on whether Maryland should raise the minimum wage, with: Delegate Aisha Braveboy, Democrat, District 25, Prince George’s County, and sponsor of a bill in the House that would increase the minimum wage in Maryland; Delegate Kelly Schulz, Republican,District 4A, Frederick County, who is opposed to an increase in Maryland’s minimum wage; and Bill Fletcher, columnist for and author of “They’re Bankrupting Us!” And 20 Other Myths About Unions.

Then we hear stories of individuals who are trying to live on the current minimum wage, with: Kevin Wheeler, bartender at Sam Adams in BWI Airport; and Emmanuel McCray, a member of the United Workers’ Leadership Circle.


Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Raise Maryland’s Minimum Wage

Minimum wageDecember 6, 2013 – Segment 3

The 11th Annual Annapolis Summit will be held on the Opening Day of the Maryland General Assembly, January 8, 2014, from 7-10am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. We will begin at 7:00 with a networking breakfast, and then from 8-10 Marc will interview Governor Martin O’Malley, President of the Senate Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch. To purchase tickets contact Clare Sheehan at 443.524.8101 or

Our guests for this week’s debate and discussion on whether the minimum wage should be increased are: Delegate Mary Washington, who represents Maryland’s 43rd District in Baltimore City; and Delegate Andrew Serafini, who represents Maryland’s District 2A in Washington County.


Maryland Senate Finance Committee Kills Increase In Minimum Wage

Maryland Minimum Wage bill killed in SenateMarch 21, 2013 – Segment 2

A bill that would have raised the minimum wage in Maryland to $10.00 by 2015 was defeated in the Maryland Senate Finance Committee yesterday. We’ll hear arguments for and against raising the minimum wage from:

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Study Finds Growing Inequality In Maryland

Income Inequality in MarylandMarch 21, 2013 – Segment 1

We discuss a recent report from the Center for Sustainable Economy and the Institute for Policy Studies called Closing the Inequality Divide: A Strategy for Fostering Genuine Progress in Maryland. The report covers growing inequality in the state of Maryland.

We’re joined by the report’s lead author, Dr. John Talberth, and one of the co-authors, Daphne Wysham. We’re also joined by Institute for Policy Studies fellow John Cavanagh.

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