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Md. Democrats Pan Trump Executive Order on Federal Workforce

Maryland Democrats expressed outrage and alarm this week about an executive order issued quietly by President Donald Trump on Wednesday night that could change...

Hundreds of Thousands More Marylanders Turned to SNAP Benefits to Eat During Pandemic

Maryland residents' enrollment in federal food assistance programs has increased sharply since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March, according to a report that Maryland...

Hogan Announces Second $250 Million Business Relief Plan

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) on Wednesday pulled $250 million from the state’s rainy day fund, intending to keep small businesses open during...

MVA Worker Is Third State Employee to Die From COVID-19, AFSCME Says

A union representing state workers said Tuesday that the death of a frontline Motor Vehicle Administration employee would not have happened if the state...

In Montgomery, Officials Talk Federal Stimulus, Revenues, and Education Reform Veto

State and local officials say the economic hit brought on the pandemic might not be as bad as originally expected ― so long as...

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...

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...

With Digital Divide Starker Than Ever, More Than 400K Marylanders Lack Broadband

Maryland is making strides to close the digital divide, with a variety of government programs and private partnerships that are finding ways to connect...

John King: Crises Can Be Catalysts for Change

The cabin where my great-grandfather Charles King and his family lived as enslaved people still stands today in Gaithersburg. Less than 25 miles from...