Working & the Economy

COVID Has Piled Many Tasks on Baltimore Family’s Oldest Child

By Kimberly Escobar and Megan Sayles A year ago, Katherine Banegas-Bonilla, 17, had to worry only about managing her classes at Baltimore City College, one...

2020 in Review: Remembrance of Desegregation Past in Baltimore’s Northwood

Editor’s note: Between now and Jan. 3, we’re re-running 12 great articles that appeared in Maryland Matters in 2020, in chronological order. On Jan....

Kopp, Franchot Join Calls for State Aid to Local Governments

After Congress cut aid to local governments from its next round of COVID-19 relief, a coalition of local and state leaders is demanding that...

The 12 Days of Christmas and Our Best Stories — Here’s Day #1, on...

Editor's note: Between now and Jan. 3, we're re-running 12 great stories that appeared in Maryland Matters in 2020, in chronological order. On Jan....

Lawmakers Expect Md. to Receive About $6B in New Federal Funding — If Trump...

Democrats in Maryland's congressional delegation and Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) hailed the COVID-19 relief and federal appropriations measures that cleared the U.S....

Governors, Mayor Urge Biden to Make the U.S. a “Fourth Partner” for Metro

Leaders of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia on Thursday urged the incoming Biden administration to increase its support for the agency that...

Democrats and Republicans Alike See Dip in Business Group’s Ratings After 2020 Session

Votes on high-profile taxes and spending increases during the 2020 session earned the Maryland Senate a dismal rating on a pro-business group’s annual scorecard,...

Legislative Budget Panel Recommends Dipping into Reserves to Address Anticipated Shortfalls

A bipartisan panel of Maryland legislators has recommended tapping the state’s Rainy Day Fund to help close an anticipated budget gap in 2022.The Spending...

Jones and Ferguson Say Police Reform, COVID’s Wrath Top Legislative Agenda

The presiding officers of the General Assembly are looking ahead to the upcoming session ― now just five weeks away ― with a mixture...

State: Fraudsters Attempted to Claim Unemployment Using Top Officials’ Names

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) said Wednesday that the names of top government officials ― including his own ― were used to attempt...