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Help Proposed for Struggling Businesses Near Purple Line Construction in Montgomery County

By Kate RyanThe coffee at Kefa Café in Silver Spring is apparently so good that some customers are willing to thread their way through...

Panel Recommends Increased Salaries for Governor, Top Government Officials

A commission tasked with assessing the salaries of Maryland’s top government officials is recommending a pay raise after the 2022 elections.The Governor’s Salary Commission,...

Montgomery Hires State House Vet to Coordinate Ambitious White Flint Proposal

Montgomery County failed in its bid lure Amazon, the e-commerce giant that opted to build its second headquarters in Arlington, Va.But top county officials...

Housing Advocates Urge Baltimore to Use Relief Funds for Tenants’ Access to Counsel in...

Baltimore became one of only a few local governments in the country to guarantee tenants the legal right to counsel in eviction cases last...

Opinion: Happy Thanksgiving — But Not for All…

By Katie Fry Hester and Lorig CharkoudianHester, a Democrat, represents parts of Howard and Carroll counties in the Maryland Senate. Charkoudian, a Democratic member...

Tom Perez: Some of Maryland’s Best Blue Collar Jobs are at the Port, and...

This moment presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build the Port of Baltimore back better by creating good-paying jobs, retaining those jobs, and investing in workforce development.
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Opinion: Front Line Workers Who Got Us Through the Pandemic Deserve Relief

Maryland Nonprofits is calling on government leaders to devote at least $1 billion of the surplus for services and assistance to those still in need.

States, Cities Face Deadline for Proving How Quickly They’ve Helped Renters in Crisis

States, cities and counties that excelled at distributing emergency federal aid to renters struggling during the pandemic may soon be rewarded — with yet...

Child Care Providers Still in ‘Survival Mode,’ Parents Wait For Child Care Aid

With 751 fewer child care providers in Maryland 18 months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced many to close or scale back, providers say they...

State Officials Say Maryland Won’t Lose Rent Relief Funding After Warning

State officials told lawmakers at a Tuesday meeting that Maryland isn’t in danger of losing federal rent relief funding after Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin...