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Business Group Rips Legislators’ Votes, Presents Lawmakers With a Reading List

Every year, the Maryland Free Enterprise Foundation — Maryland Free, and previously known as Maryland Business for Responsive Government — issues a report card...

Md., Other States Still Lag Getting Assistance to Struggling Renters, Federal Data Shows

State and local officials disbursed $1.5 billion in rental assistance during June — more than during the entire previous five months — to help...

Unemployed Workers Take Push for Unpaid Benefits to Court

A week after a judge issued a ruling that maintains Maryland’s participation in enhanced federal unemployed benefits, the Unemployed Workers Union returned to Baltimore...

University of Maryland, College Park Workers Rally to Extend Telework

Employees of the University of Maryland College Park whose jobs make it possible for them to telework are seeking to preserve that option, as...

USPS Inspector General Investigation Targets Baltimore Mail Delays, as Probe Expands Nationally

Baltimore has seen some of the worst delays of the U.S. Postal Service’s national delivery woes, and the Office of Inspector General is taking...

Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction in Unemployment Benefits Case; Hogan Won’t Appeal

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge issued a ruling on Tuesday that will maintain Maryland’s participation in enhanced federal unemployment benefits.Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill issued...

Enhanced Federal Unemployment Benefits Will Continue Until At Least August

Editor's Note: A preliminary injunction was issued in this case on Tuesday morning. Read more here. After over a week of fast-paced legal activity and...

How the New, Expanded Federal Child Tax Credit Will Work

The most ambitious part of the pandemic stimulus package signed by President Joe Biden earlier this year is about to hit the bank accounts...

Speaker, Democratic Delegates Call for Removal of Labor Secretary, End to Lawsuit

Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) and more than 80 Democrats in the House of Delegates sent a letter Friday to Gov....

Judge Schedules Hearing that Could Further Extend Unemployment Benefits, Franchot and Workers Decry Hogan’s...

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has scheduled a Friday afternoon hearing on a motion to stop Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) from...