Jared Littmann – Minimum Wage, Maximum Pain? (E-130)

The cost of living in Maryland is staggering. But, when you live in a state that has the country’s best flag, what would you expect? So how do you level the playing field? Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour might be a good start, right? Welp, it’s a little more complicated than that when you’re a small-business owner.

Jared Littmann, owner of K&B True Value and former alderman of Ward 5 in Annapolis, could be described as a Progressive Democrat. But he’s not a fan of HB 166, which would raise the minimum wage by almost 50%. He must have a pretty good reason for this, right? He does. Jared breaks down what this legislation would mean from the perspective of someone who owns a family-run business.

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Former Annapolis Alderman Jared Littmann pulls back the curtain on life as an elected official (E-68)

Popular Annapolis Alderman from Ward 5 and owner of local
hardware store, K&B True Value, Jared Littmann completes five years in city government and finally gets his life back! Jared sits down with The Maryland Crabs to give an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to serve as an elected official. How does one decide to run? What happens when you actually win? Are your constituents a pain? How do you know what to do in your first meeting? Jared fills us in on all that and his future plans.

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Annapolis Finances 101: A Conversation with Alderman Jared Littmann (E-46)

Alderman Jared Littmann from Ward 5 in Annapolis pulls no punches as he discusses City finances and why he feels that the City has been very irresponsible in their budgeting.

Littmann is not running for re-election and we discuss why he decided not to run, a little bit about how he came to being an Alderman from owning K&B True Value, Annapolis’ only hardware store, to what may lie on the future.

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Looking ahead–A series of Crabcakes with the candidates for Alderperson for the City of Annapolis, Travis Pastrana, Congressman John Sarbanes,  an exclusive talk with Annapolis’ new police chief–Chief Scott Baker! And more!

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