Local grocery store manager and an economics professor weigh in on topic.
As reported by Germantown Patch on Tuesday, a Maryland lawmaker is introducing legislation seeking to raise the state's minimum wage from its current rate of $7.25 per hour to $10.00 per hour by 2015. When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, was passed by Congress, a number of business leaders, including Papa John's CEO John Schnatter expressed concerns over the negative financial effect the law would have on business. Curt Grimm, professor at Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland College Park, said that he expects there to be a "big outcry from the business community—they have to protect their own interests" but is not sure it will rise to the level of resistance to Obamacare. …
Sandwich would join litany of official "state" items.
- Ben Gross
Friday, December 28, 2012
The black-eyed Susan. The Baltimore Oriole. The striped bass. The white oak. The calico cat. Jousting. Lacrosse. Astrodon johnstoni. What do these things all have in common? They have all been designated as the official Maryland state something-or-other (flower, bird, fish, tree, cat, sport, team sport and dinosaur respectively.) So why not a state sandwich? If Senator Richard F. Colburn (R-Dorchester) has his way, there will be one - the soft-shell crab sandwich. It has been four years since Maryland last designated something as the "official state" something - walking, as the state exercise in 2008, according to a recent Washington Post story. Senator Colburn believes that promoting "a Maryland delicacy can boost the state's …