Working & the Economy

Franchot Demands State Officials Speed Up Rent Relief Disbursement, Calls For More Detailed Data

Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) grilled a state housing official over the state’s sluggish rent relief disbursement at a Board of Public Works meeting...

Agriculture Section of Reconciliation Bill Centers on Fighting Climate Change, Enhancing Research

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Monday finished marking up its section of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.The agriculture portion would provide funding for...

Universal Pre-K, Free Community College Included in Sweeping Reconciliation Bill

The U.S. House Education & Labor Committee on Friday finished a marathon markup of legislation that would provide universal pre-K education, expand federal Pell...

Regional Leaders Spotlight Their Forged-By-Fire Partnership

They’ve been together only a couple times in the last 18 months, but Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R), Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel E....

After N.Y. Special Session On Evictions, Some Wonder If Maryland Should Do The Same

After the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a Biden administration moratorium on evictions, lawmakers in New York convened a special session last week and extended...

Experts Point to Lack of Child Care to Explain COVID-Era Loss of Women in...

While Maryland saw a net gain of 13,000 men entering the labor force from January 2020 to June 2021, the number of working women...

Baltimore Leaders Urge Homeowners to Apply For Property Tax Credit

Time is running out to apply for the Maryland Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Program and local leaders are urging Baltimore residents to apply by...

U.S. House Budget Reconciliation Package Would Provide Path to Citizenship

A provision tucked in the $3.5 trillion federal budget reconciliation package would direct Congress to chart a path for citizenship for millions of undocumented...

AFSCME: It’s Time to Recognize the Sacrifices of Essential Workers During Pandemic

After a year of living with COVID-19, it’s instructive to look at how state workers fared over the past year.

Sen. McCray: A Maryland General Assembly Committed to Empowering Workers

On Labor Day 2021, Sen. Cory McCray reflects on progress the legislature has made on behalf of workers.