Working & the Economy

Utility Shutoffs Loom ― and Lawmakers Are Getting Nervous

With the end of the state's moratorium on utility service cutoffs looming, Maryland lawmakers on Wednesday heard from regulators, energy assistance agencies, consumer advocates...

IKEA Offered to Reimburse Md. for Unemployment Benefits Paid to Furloughed Workers

IKEA last month offered to reimburse the state of Maryland for the unemployment benefits the state paid to the retail giant's furloughed workers during...
Special Session

Kumbaya or Contention? Sides Differ in Aftermath of ‘Mock’ Special Session

Days after the presiding officers of the Maryland General Assembly crashed a "mock" special legislative session designed to pressure them to schedule a real...

Survey: Md. Ranked No. 8 in Union Strength

Maryland was ranked No. 8 in a recent nationwide survey on union strength.SmartAsset, a financial news website, rated all 50 states for the strength...

Anne Arundel County Steps Up Legal Aid For Tenants Facing Eviction

As advocates warn that tenants will still need to head to court to avoid eviction under a new federal moratorium, officials in Anne Arundel...

In Impromptu Appearance, Jones and Ferguson Close Door on Special Session

In dramatic fashion, the presiding officers of the Maryland General Assembly slammed the door Wednesday night on holding a special legislative session this fall.House...

Opinion: Expand AmeriCorps to Help Recovery From Pandemic

As talks between the White House and Congress stall, Americans are still grappling with the crippling impact of the pandemic. To move our country...

Liquor Industry Pushes Back on Tax Hike to Ease Health Disparities

Just as lawmakers are ramping up a proposal to raise the state's liquor tax to pay for programs designed to narrow health disparities in...

Montgomery County to Consider Lower, Flat Fee for Retailers

Montgomery County may slash an annual inventory fee for businesses in an effort to help hard-hit retailers and restaurateurs in the midst of the...

Big Ten Football, Pandemic and Politics Collide on Capitol Hill

The Big Ten athletic conference will “keep its season postponed” for fall sports until it can guarantee more rigorous COVID-19 testing and address potential...