Working & the Economy

Fearing Possible Depression, Franchot Urges ‘Timeout’ on Tax Measures

Maryland’s chief tax collector implored state lawmakers to delay action on revenue measures, saying that a looming recession — or worse — make this...

Express Toll Lanes Could Raise Water Bills in Montgomery and Prince George’s

The utility that provides water and sewer services to Montgomery and Prince George’s counties could be forced to spend $2 billion to move pipes...

State Revenue Board Cites Economic Uncertainty, Urges Care in Spending

Maryland’s top fiscal leaders urged restraint in state spending on Thursday as the state faces an increasing number of COVID-19 cases.The Board of Revenue...

House Members Talk Digital Taxes During Revenue Package Floor Debate

Amendments to a bill that would implement a sales tax on digital goods were shot down by Maryland House Democrats during a toe-to-toe floor...

Maryland Has Paid Sick Leave. But Is it Enough for Workers Impacted by Coronavirus?

As debates rage on Capitol Hill and in statehouses and local governments on how best to protect workers whose livelihoods could be imperiled by...

Senate Moves Forward With $47.9 Billion Budget Plan

The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $47.9 billion budget plan for the 2021 fiscal year.The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee made...

Senate Panel Considers Constitutional Amendment to Expand Power of the Purse ― Again

Does Maryland’s legislature have enough power of the purse? Some senators think not ― but is 2020 the right year for this particular fiscal...

Senate Moves Revenue Bills to Cover Education Reform Costs

Senate budget crunchers moved forward Tuesday afternoon on a revenue package that would expand Maryland’s sales tax to online streaming services, increase the tax...

Opinion: On Housing Affordability

The increasing homeless population in all urban centers shows that achieving housing equity will require an innovative approach to residential distribution along with a...

CROWN Act Likely to Come Out on Top

In February, Montgomery County became the first county in the U.S. to ban discrimination based on hairstyle.Now, Maryland appears poised to join Virginia and...