Working & the Economy

House Prepares to Pass $50 Billion State Budget Plan, as Federal Stimulus Funds Continue...

The House of Delegates will vote Thursday afternoon on amendments to the chamber’s proposed $50 billion budget for fiscal year 2022.In recent weeks, the...
Racial Justice

Olszewski, Scott & Elrich: Racial Justice and Economic Recovery Go Hand in Hand

Men and women working on the frontlines at BWI Marshall Airport and Penn Station risk their health and lives every time they go to...

Senate Committee Moves Bill to Allow Collective Bargaining Rights for Community College Employees

A bid to expand bargaining rights to all employees at Maryland’s 16 community colleges advanced for the second time in the last eight years.Senate...

House Advances Proposal to Give Judges More Discretion to Temporarily Stay Evictions

The Maryland House of Delegates passed a proposal to give judges more leeway to temporarily halt evictions Tuesday – without a provision that would’ve...

Raskin Presses IRS to Extend Tax Deadline

U.S. Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.) is spearheading an effort to get the IRS to extend the deadline for Americans to file their 2020...

Could Maryland’s Federal Stimulus Payment Get Slashed Because of Rule Against Tax Cuts?

Maryland could lose a $200 million chunk of federal stimulus funding meant to shore up state government, as the result of a provision in...

Comptroller Extends Deadline for State Tax Filing

Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) on Thursday announced that he is extending the state income tax filing deadline by three months until July...

House Panel Moves Relief for Tenants – With Sweeping Cuts

The Maryland House Judiciary Committee advanced a heavily cut-back relief proposal for tenants Tuesday night, drawing criticism from housing rights advocates who say the...

New State Revenue Estimates Track With Pre-COVID Forecasts

Maryland’s economic recovery from a virus-induced recession continues to exceed expectations, and the state’s top fiscal leaders agreed Tuesday on revenue estimates that include...

Hogan Lifts Restrictions on Restaurants, Gatherings; Local Reaction is Mixed

Almost a year to the day after he imposed a COVID-19 emergency order, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) on Tuesday lifted most of...