Working & the Economy

New Group Forms to Promote Progressive Agenda in Annapolis

A former member of President Obama's cabinet is launching an organization to promote bold solutions in Annapolis to problems brought on by the COVID-19...

U.S. House Passes New Pandemic Relief Bill With Aid to States and Local Governments

The U.S. House on Thursday night narrowly passed a slimmed-down $2.2 trillion Democratic coronavirus relief bill that retains hundreds of billions in aid for...

Here’s a Look at New State Laws Taking Effect on Oct. 1

By Philip Van SlootenAn update to Maryland’s hate crimes law, named for slain Army 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III, is one of several anti-discrimination...

Lawmakers Concerned About Families Teetering On The Edge Of ‘Benefits Cliff’

Almost 10% of Marylanders live on incomes below the federal poverty level, and a disproportionate number of them are African American, according to a...

Poll Shows Strong Support for Supermarket Beer and Wine Sales

The legislative fights over Maryland's liquor laws can be arcane ― even when they become politically charged.But the idea of legalizing supermarket sales of...

Revenue Estimates Grow Less Dire, But Top Fiscal Officers Still Cautious

Maryland’s top fiscal leaders agreed Tuesday that state revenues may weather a COVID-ravaged economy better than expected, to the tune of $3.5 billion. But,...

Baltimore Company Is One of Fastest Growing in U.S.

One of the fastest growing companies in the country is located in Maryland — and unless you’re a mystery game buff who is willing...

Officials: Maryland Facilities Play Key Role in Upcoming NASA Missions

Maryland will play a vital role in NASA’s plan to put "the first woman and the next man” on the moon, officials said during...

Poll Shows Biden With 32-Point Lead, Hogan Still Popular, Voters Embracing Progressive Policies

Former vice president Joe Biden holds a 32-point lead over President Donald Trump in Maryland, a recent poll shows.Biden was the choice of 62%...

Olszewski Nominates Former State Labor Secretary for Workforce Development Post

Baltimore County Executive John A. Olszewski Jr. (D) on Thursday nominated Leonard J. Howie III to serve as the county’s director of Economic and...