Working & the Economy

Lawmakers Press State Officials on Unemployment Benefits as Expanded Federal Payments End

With supplemental federal unemployment benefits slated to end next week in Maryland, state lawmakers sharply questioned Department of Labor officials Wednesday on their plans...

Pittman to Alden: ‘We’re Not Ready to Give Up’

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman (D) started his weekly press briefing on Tuesday – for the first time in many months – with...

Opinion: A Development Plan That Never Belonged

Last Wednesday night, the Takoma Park City Council decided to craft a resolution to disapprove of the current plan to develop Takoma Junction. The decision was unanimous. A...
Child Tax Credit

Steny Hoyer: Struggling Families Will See Enormous Benefits From New Child Tax Credit

On March 11, President Biden signed legislation enacting the American Rescue Plan, which Democrats passed through Congress in order to provide much-needed relief to...

State Seeks Dismissal of Case Challenging First-of-a-Kind Digital Ad Tax

A lawsuit seeking to block Maryland’s first-of-its-kind tax on social media digital advertising revenue should be dismissed, the Maryland attorney general’s office argued in...

The Pandemic Inspired Passage of Unionization Bills, But Vetoes Mean Fight Continues

After eight years, an effort to expand collective bargaining rights to all employees at Maryland’s 16 community colleges finally made it through the General...

As End of Eviction Protections Loom, Housing Advocates Urge Changes to Court Procedures

State and federal eviction protections will soon expire in Maryland, and fair housing advocates say many tenants could lose their homes as courts work...

‘Sports Betting 101’ Event Draws Full House of Would-Be Bookmakers

Three years ago, the Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting.Eight months ago, Maryland voters approved a sports gambling referendum.And...

Maryland State Parks Maintaining Record Pace of Visitors

Maryland State Parks remain a huge draw for residents looking to relax and recharge as they visit beaches, mountains, meadows and woodlands in the...

Scott Announces Fund To Help Baltimoreans Pay Security Deposits

Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott (D) is launching a fund to cover the cost of security deposits for low-income tenants, he announced Thursday.The fund...