COVID-19 in Maryland

Alternative Fiscal Forecast Shows Sagging State Revenues if Labor Market Recovery Slows

An alternative financial forecast requested by the state’s top fiscal leaders shows that sustained job losses could drive state revenues down by $1.5 billion...

Deschenaux and Meyers: How COVID Affects the Budget and How We Can Prepare for...

The COVID pandemic has presented us with a string of important medical questions to which we initially had no answers, such as: How contagious...

Industry Seeks Stability for Nursing Homes After Months of Turmoil From COVID-19

Since March, roughly 56% of Maryland’s COVID-19 deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes and assisted living homes. But these...

DC-Area Health Officials To White House Staff: Come Get A COVID-19 Test

Health officials across nearly the entire D.C. area are calling on people who work at the White House or anyone who attended the recent...

Fines and Fees Make Reentry for Ex-Offenders Especially Difficult During COVID-19

District and circuit court fees: $0.25 to $300Public defender applications: $25 to $50Pre-trial electronic monitoring: $10 to $17 per dayPublic defender reimbursement: $1,000 or...

Opinion: State’s Dentists Navigating a New Normal During Pandemic

During the past six months, we have seen Marylanders across the state step up to help friends and neighbors in need. Strangers are making...

Biden Leads Big in Another Poll, Voters Split on In-Person Voting

Former vice president Joe Biden is positioned to secure the largest margin of victory for a presidential candidate in Maryland since 1964, according to...

Advocates Tell State Lawmakers They Need More Funding to Help the Homeless

Maryland housing advocates say they have seen a huge uptick in people asking for assistance for evictions since the COVID-19 pandemic hit and need...

DMV Democrats Urge Trump White House Not to Endanger Others’ Health

One day after President Trump returned to the White House to continue treatment for COVID-19, whipping off his mask in a dramatic gesture on...

As Courts Reopen, Public Defenders Fear for Themselves and Their Clients

Cynthia Christiani is a public defender and has served at Baltimore City’s district courthouse on North Avenue for 15 years. She said her office...