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Maryland State Parks Maintaining Record Pace of Visitors

Maryland State Parks remain a huge draw for residents looking to relax and recharge as they visit beaches, mountains, meadows and woodlands in the...

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...
Net Zero Expansion

Study: Hundreds in Md. Die Prematurely From Vehicle Emissions

An academic study released Tuesday finds that ozone and fine particulate matter from vehicle emissions in 2016 led to an estimated 7,100 premature deaths...

U.S. Senate Panel Grapples with Fast-Approaching State Laws on Rights of Student Athletes

There was little disagreement among senators Wednesday over whether a national law is needed to standardize what soon will be a patchwork of conflicting...

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...
Pandemic

Opinion: There’s No Justification for Ending Pandemic Benefits Early

When I heard that Gov. Larry Hogan planned to end pandemic unemployment benefits in July, the first thing I felt was horrible anxiety. The...
Unemployment

Opinion: Gov.’s Decision on Unemployment Benefits Hurts Women, Children and People of Color

The announcement by Gov. Larry Hogan that he will end the federal subsidies for unemployment disproportionately affects women and people of color.According to Oxfam...

Maryland Among States Poised to Allow College Athletes to Profit Off Their Name, Image...

A seismic shift will rock college sports next month, when a handful of new state laws go into effect allowing student athletes to make...

Business Group Knocks Accelerated Minimum Wage Proposal, While Dems Urge Continued Unemployment Benefits

A Maryland business group panned a proposal to accelerate the state’s increase to a $15 minimum wage on Thursday, while Democrats in Annapolis continued...

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....