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Midday Friday

May 9, 2014

Following up on interesting stories, people and ideas, from the Baltimore region and throughout Maryland. This hour, we'll get into the latest happenings in Maryland politics. The progressive activists who worked to get a minimum wage increase from the General Assembly aren’t satisfied with $10.10 an hour by 2018. They don’t believe Maryland is true-blue, and they're setting out to elect more progressives to office. Charly Carter, director of the new Maryland Working Families organization, explains her group's position. Also, political analysts Barry Rascovar and Melissa Deckman assess Wednesday night’s Democratic gubernatorial debate and the damage done to Jon Cardin’s campaign for attorney general by the revelation in The Sun that he missed 75 percent of House committee votes as a delegate from Baltimore County to Annapolis.

This week, Maryland's Democratic candidates squared off for their first televised debate ahead of the June 24 primary.
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