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Stimulus Funding Oversight Panel Parses More than $2.2 Billion Dedicated to Housing, Commerce Departments

As part of an ongoing effort to account for state and federal stimulus funds coursing through the state’s coffers, a comptroller’s workgroup examined spending...

As End of Eviction Protections Loom, Housing Advocates Urge Changes to Court Procedures

State and federal eviction protections will soon expire in Maryland, and fair housing advocates say many tenants could lose their homes as courts work...

Advocates Continue Efforts to Close Vaccine Gap for Latino Communities

Last May, the University of Maryland’s Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health started clinical trials to test vaccine candidates. Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19...

Troubled Maryland Plant Told to Toss Part of the J&J Vaccine Ingredient it Manufactured

Federal health regulators have instructed Maryland’s Emergent BioSolutions to scrap some batches of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine substance manufactured at the company’s...

Scott Announces Fund To Help Baltimoreans Pay Security Deposits

Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott (D) is launching a fund to cover the cost of security deposits for low-income tenants, he announced Thursday.The fund...

State Hospitals and Health Systems To Require All Employees Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

Maryland’s 60 hospitals and healthcare systems banded together Wednesday to announce that they will require all employees and clinicians to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.The announcement...

House Committee Divided Over Hogan’s Ending Expanded Unemployment Benefits

Some Maryland delegates pushed back Tuesday against the governor’s recent decision to end expanded unemployment benefits two months early without evidence that it would...

Maryland to Wind Down Mass-Vaccination Sites Over the Next Few Weeks

If you were planning to get a COVID-19 vaccine at one of Maryland’s “mass vaccination” sites, you might want to get moving. Over the next...

Fair Housing Advocates Urge Hogan To Fund Access To Counsel For Tenants In Eviction...

Legislation that will provide low-income tenants access to legal representation in eviction cases became law without a signature from Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr....

Democrats Slam Hogan’s Decision to End Expanded Unemployment Benefits, Look to Block Action

Alarmed at the prospect that needy families will be hurt by Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s decision to end supplemental unemployment benefits in early...