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The overtime order -- what it means for workers

Last week's presidential order on overtime pay will help all US workers, including 800,000 in Maryland, who are currently pushed for more than 40 hours' work a week without compensation because of outdated rules. Continue reading

Hogan signs Progressive Maryland top priority police accountability measure

Important measures on police accountability and criminal justice reform, top priorities for Progressive Maryland, were signed by Gov. Larry Hogan Thursday, May 19.   Continue reading

Important bills are on Governor's desk -- tell him to sign them

The Governor's final bill signing, this week, needs to include important bills like the Green Energy Jobs Act, still awaiting his action. Urge him to sign bills you care about. Continue reading

RESIDENTS IN PRINCE GEORGE’S BATTLE POWER PLANT SITING

Residents of Brandywine, in unincorporated Prince George's, say a gas-fired power plant slated for their neighborhood -- backed by county officials -- imposes health costs on them and their children Continue reading

76 Md Legislators push back on Hogan Statements on Syrian Refugees

Gov. Larry Hogan's suggestion that Maryland would not welcome refugees from Syria's lethal conflict is countered by a letter signed by 76 members of the state's General Assembly urging a welcome for them. Continue reading

PM BlogSpace Weekly Memo: union struggles, Walmart greed

Events of the week include the Prince George's Planning Board steamrolled by Walmart greed and Giant's principal union, UFCW Local 400, fights the effects of a faraway merger of the grocery's European corporate owners. Continue reading

The Planet and Prince George's: Climate Change and Justice, Macro and Micro

Two meetings in Prince George's on climate change and environmental justice show the different scales and concerns that center on the planet's future. Continue reading

Prince George's Plan Board OKs Walmart expansion despite community outcry

Expansion of the Capital Plaza Walmart store was protested by community members and officials, but the Prince George's Planning Board approved the proposal, claiming its hands were tied. An appeal to the District Council is planned. Continue reading

Happening Now -- Planning Board considers Walmart expansion at Capital Plaza in Prince George's

The Prince George's Planning Board, a pushover for developers, is RIGHT NOW considering Walmart's bid to expand its Capital Plaza megastore to dominate the site and preclude better options for the community and county. Opponents are attending the hearing to make their voices heard -- join them. Continue reading

PM BlogSpace Monday Memo: Planning Board hearing on Walmart and other matters

The week ahead for Progressive Marylanders includes the Prince George's County Planning Board hearing on the community-wasting Capital Plaza Walmart expansion, plus Verizon strike support and the past week's blog posts in review. Continue reading