Working & the Economy

Hogan Pushes Leaders to Step Up Enforcement of Public Health Rules for Bars, Restaurants

Clearly concerned about trends showing COVID-19 cases inching up among younger Marylanders -- and mindful of other states with COVID-19 outbreaks that have had...

5 Takeaways From the Redskins’ Decision to Drop Their Name

When Daniel M. Snyder announced on Monday that his team, the Washington Redskins, will abandon the name it has used since 1933, it set...

With Moratorium on Utility Shutoffs Due to End, Lawmakers Seek Action From PSC

More than 60 members of the General Assembly have written to the Maryland Public Service Commission, urging the PSC, which regulates utilities, to quickly...

Sen. Katie Fry Hester and Del. Michael Jackson: You Can’t Put Lipstick on This...

No one really campaigns on updating aging state Information Technology infrastructure, for fairly obvious reasons. Technical maintenance of governmental operations usually can’t be readily...

State Lawmakers Want Md. to Extend Moratorium on Evictions

State lawmakers want to extend Maryland’s moratorium on evictions through January of 2021 as a potential “tsunami of evictions” looms later this month.Maryland’s current...

Del. Darryl Barnes: Shouldn’t Black Lives Matter in Our Medical Cannabis Industry?

During the 2020 legislative session, I, together with my Senate Champion, Sen. Jill Carter, jointly introduced HB 1449SB 1012 “Health – Medical Cannabis Reauthorization...

Baltimore’s Northwood: Remembrance of Desegregation Past

Times change. Buildings come and go. Things are “repurposed.” (New verbs are created out of thin air.) Whole cities reinvent themselves.In Baltimore, where not...

Md. Officials: Extra Rent Relief Funding May Be Available

Thousands of Marylanders could lose their homes when a federal moratorium on evictions ends later this month – but state officials might be able...

Senators Want Labor Secretary to Expand Work Share Program to Reduce Joblessness

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, many Marylanders have been left without jobs as they wrestle with the state’s balky unemployment...

Maryland Casino Revenue Falls 27% for Fiscal 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic closures of Maryland’s six casinos cost casino owners and the state of Maryland millions of dollars.For Maryland’s just-ended fiscal year 2020,...