Working & the Economy

U.S. House Passes Bill to Avert Government Shutdown While Relief Talks Drag On

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to pass a stopgap spending bill, preventing a government shutdown and giving a group...

Scholarship Fund to Help Launch Prince George’s Residents Into Tech Careers

A new partnership in Prince George’s County is working to make tech jobs more accessible and affordable for low-income, minority and women residents. With...

Advocates Warn of Looming Homeless Crisis

As the expiration date for stays on certain evictions approaches, advocates say officials need to ramp up efforts to help tenants in order to...

Baltimore Tenants Now Have Legal Right to Lawyer in Eviction Cases

Tenants in the city of Baltimore now have a legal right to counsel in eviction cases, making the city just the seventh jurisdiction in...

Data Show Maryland Among Slowest States for Unemployment Benefits

Federal data show that Maryland was among the slowest states to get unemployment benefits to claimants in October – but state officials say the...

After Hours of Testimony, Board of Public Works Approves Eastern Shore Pipeline Permit

The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday unanimously approved a critical permit for a controversial Eastern Shore pipeline project that would extend natural...

Advocates: Homeowners Still in Danger of Foreclosure Despite State, Federal Orders

Despite an executive order allowing Maryland homeowners to request forbearance on their mortgage payments due to the financial stress brought on by the pandemic,...

Md. Leaders Sound Alarm on Proposed Transit Cuts

Maryland leaders from both parties said Tuesday that proposed cuts to transit service in the capital region would cause devastating harm to its economy,...

Hogan Praises Bipartisan Push for Pandemic Relief as Md. Senators Seek Additional Funding to...

More than a dozen U.S. House and Senate members are pushing for a bipartisan coronavirus relief package to aid struggling states and local governments...

Columbia, a Suburb, Is Rated Safest City in the U.S.

Columbia, the venerated planned suburb in Howard County, was rated the safest city in the U.S. in a recent study ― for the third...