Working & the Economy

Marylanders Back Insurance Help for Small Business Workers

By a wide margin, Maryland voters support a proposal to help small business owners provide health coverage for their workers, according to a public...

Frosh Sues to Stop Trump Rule Cutting Back on Food Stamps

Maryland on Thursday joined a multi-state lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from eliminating food assistance for nearly 700,000 Americans.The lawsuit challenges a U.S....

Hogan Proposes Tax Cut to Keep Retirees in Md.

Hoping to shake Maryland from its perch as the “worst state in the nation” for retirement, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) said Thursday...

Meet the Food Stamp Firms of Maryland

First in a seriesAnne Arundel County is one of the richest counties in the richest state in the nation. Yet over the last decade...

Bum Blockade: How We Got the Food Stamp Data

In February 1936 Los Angeles Police Chief James E. "Two-Gun" Davis sent 136 cops to the California border to set up "bum blockades."The blockades...

Progressives Push Tax Reform Proposals to Fund Kirwan Plan

Progressive House Democrats rolled out a package of bills on Wednesday that they say will bring more equity to Maryland’s tax code and create...

Reaction to Governor’s Budget Proposal: Upbeat So Far

Maryland lawmakers kicked off budget season with a bipartisan tone on Wednesday as thousands of budget books were distributed in the state capital.At first...

Lawmakers Eye Carbon Fee from Polluters to Pay Part of Kirwan Tab

Carbon-cutting legislation will be back in the General Assembly for the third year in a row, House and Senate sponsors said Tuesday, with an...

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Pen Series on Childhood Hunger for Maryland Matters

On Thursday, Maryland Matters will launch a ground-breaking, multi-part series on childhood hunger in Maryland.The series, "Empty Plates at Maryland's Table," will take a...

With Economic Uncertainty, Analyst Suggests Savings and Recovery Planning

Maryland lawmakers should consider limiting recurring spending and investing in programs to aid in an economic recovery, an economist said Tuesday.Dan White, director of...