Historic Laurel Park faces shaky future

A determination will come from the Maryland Thoroughbred Racetrack Operating Authority to make recommendations on the redevelopment of Laurel Park and Pimlico racecourses – the two most prominent, historic, but aging, Thoroughbred racetracks in the state.

Maryland begins unemployment planning for potential federal shutdown

The Maryland Department of Labor proposed two different methods of compensation for federal employees who could be impacted by a government shutdown next month to lawmakers Tuesday.

Montgomery County’s tipped worker wage bill prompts confrontation

Supporters of a Montgomery County proposal to raise tipped workers’ minimum wage clashed with opponents who came out to testify at a council hearing Tuesday afternoon.

As Laurel Park readies for Maryland Million, experts discuss safety of troubled sport

New safety measures may not be enough to quiet criticism of the sport, which has seen numerous, high-profile horse deaths.

State’s top financial officials blast congressional budget inaction

Any government shutdown is likely to impact the growth of Maryland’s economy, which has already slowed, the Board of Revenue Estimates said.

Cannabis administration receives pushback on licensing timeline

While recreational use of cannabis has been legal since July 1, only businesses who had licenses before that time under the medical use provisions have been allowed to operate.