Working & the Economy

Salisbury Mayor to Announce Relief and Recovery Plan 

First responders, renters, small business owners and others in the City of Salisbury will get relief under a plan Mayor Jacob R. Day is...

Charles Commissioners Face Threats for Keeping County Closed

Sheriff’s deputies in Charles County are keeping a closer watch on the homes of some of the county’s commissioners following threatening messages on social...

House Passes $3T Relief Bill That’s Been Declared ‘Dead on Arrival’ in Senate

The U.S. House on Friday cleared a massive $3 trillion relief bill aimed at blunting the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.The...

Protesters at Annapolis Reopen Rally Call for an End to ‘Tyranny’

“Tyranny” was the word around State Circle in Annapolis Friday afternoon as the group Reopen Maryland held another rally in protest of a series...

One by One, County Leaders Put Brakes on Hogan’s Reopening

Three weeks ago, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) said a regional reopening of the state’s economy risked a spike in Maryland’s COVID-19 caseload.“You...

New Revenue Estimates: Smaller Loss This Year, But Sustained Economic Downturn

Maryland’s revenue shortfall for the current fiscal year could be less than half of a dire projection made by fiscal analysts a month ago,...

Big Counties, Baltimore City Likely to Move Slowly After Hogan’s Partial Reopening

Because of strides Maryland has made in containing the COVID-19 outbreak, the state will lift its stay-at-home order on Friday, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan...

Labor Secretary Tells Lawmakers: ‘We Continue to Listen to Every Customer’

The head of the Maryland Department of Labor told state lawmakers on Wednesday that the government has made enormous strides to address the unprecedented...

David Blair: Annapolis, We Have a Problem

Fifty years ago, on its journey to the moon, Apollo 13 experienced a major malfunction and Commander Jim Lovell famously said “Houston, we've had...

Senators Hear Misery of Weeks Waiting to File Unemployment Claims

Emails that don't generate responses.Multiple online “error” messages.Constant busy signals.Callers left on hold for eight to 12 hours, hoping someone answers.Waiting weeks for benefits.Promised...