Home Working & the Economy

Working & the Economy

State’s Chief Economist Warns Against Pandemic’s Damage to Workforce

Andrew M. Schaufele stepped out of his role as Maryland’s nonpartisan chief economist on Thursday to urge lawmakers to steer state spending toward areas...

Ben Jealous Creates Relief Fund for Hospitality Workers

Former gubernatorial candidate Benjamin T. Jealous (D) has crowd-funded over $1 million to support Baltimore-area hospitality workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic.“The federal response...

Hogan Easing More Restrictions on Businesses and Public Gatherings

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced Wednesday that he is easing the state into the "completion" of his administration's "stage one recovery plan"...

Testing ‘Remains a Struggle,’ State’s Public Health Chief Concedes

Despite efforts to protect nursing home residents from COVID-19 by limiting access to essential staff, “the virus is getting in,” the state’s deputy secretary...

Board of Revenue Estimates Chief Departing During Economic Crisis

Self-proclaimed “nerdy government guy” Andrew Schaufele will leave his job as Maryland’s top economist ― to work for different governments across the country.Schaufele, who...

Sen. J.B. Jennings: Businesses Are Ready for a Fighting Chance to Survive

Each new year brings a sense of hope and optimism; a chance for people to start fresh and tackle new goals.But just as the...

Opinion: Purple Line Remains a Great Value

That companies building Maryland’s Purple Line have threatened to withdraw does indicate that costs are likely to increase and that the project will be delayed, but...

Franchot, Restaurant Association Push for Outdoor Dining

Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D), the self-appointed avatar of small business in Maryland, is making a pitch for restaurants to be allowed to begin...

COVID-19 Fallout Remains Unknown, Bankers and Regulators Say

The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting Maryland consumers, homeowners, business owners and insurance carriers in unprecedented ways, including some that can’t be quantified yet because...

Child Care Faces Crunch With Phase One Reopening, Fears for Future

As more Marylanders returned to work this week, child care providers say they have mounting fears about how their industry will be left to...