Working & the Economy

$32 Million in Rent Assistance Issued in August, But Most Funding Still Unspent in...

State and local governments in Maryland distributed $32.3 million in federal emergency rental assistance (ERA1) funding in August, according to newly released data from...

Union Continues to Push for a Single Contract With USM After Finding Wage Disparities...

A recent report by the state's largest public employee union found stark wage disparities within the University System of Maryland.For example, while Black workers...

Tax Revenues Expected to Increase by Nearly $1 Billion More Than Previous Estimate This...

Maryland’s financial forecasters now predict a nearly $1 billion increase in state tax revenues this fiscal year.The Board of Revenue Estimates — Comptroller Peter...

Comptroller: Md. Finished 2021 Fiscal Year With $2.5 Billion Surplus

Maryland finished the 2021 fiscal year with a roughly $2.5 billion unassigned balance in its general fund thanks to federal stimulus funding and higher...

CASA Plans Rally for Eviction Protections in Annapolis Friday

Fair housing advocates plan to sleep outside St. Anne’s Episcopal Church after holding a rally in downtown Annapolis Friday night in a bid to reinstate...

Report: Companies Lag In Anti-Robocall Compliance

Most U.S. telecommunications providers were required to install caller ID verification to cut back on illegal robocalls by the end of June, but the...

Scott Announces Tax Sale Workgroup, Says Baltimore Will Purchase Liens of 454 Homes This...

Baltimore will purchase the liens of 454 owner-occupied homes this fall to keep them out of the city’s tax sale process, Mayor Brandon M....
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Cardin, Van Hollen Discuss Federal Relief Funding And Infrastructure With Maryland Lawmakers

Maryland state and local governments are expected to receive roughly $11.9 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, and U.S. Sen. Benjamin...

Struggle Over Tax Break for Inherited Farmland Churns Below Surface in Reconciliation Bill

Agricultural groups and farm-state lawmakers notched a significant win when U.S. House Democrats chose not to touch a big tax break for inherited property,...

With Pandemic Benefits Ending, Maryland and U.S. Poverty Rates Could Rise

By SHAUNEEN MIRANDAThe American Rescue Plan and other emergency measures kept an estimated 729,000 Marylanders out of poverty this year, according to a recent...