Officials with Montgomery County's Liquor Control Board acknowledge that their test to detect establishments that serve underage drinkers is easy to pass, but even so more than a quarter of those tested are still caught.
Despite criticism that the Montgomery County Council acted too quickly in passing a bill increasing the minimum wage to $11.50, County Executive Isiah Leggett has said he will sign the measure into law this week.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will be joined by several state business leaders including representatives from Lockheed Martin, and some elected officials such as Prince George's County executive Rushern Baker on the trip.
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