Working & the Economy

Outdoor Recreation

Opinion: New Office of Outdoor Recreation Is an Investment in Jobs, Health and More

The state's new outdoor recreation office is not just a nice-to-have, but an essential part of Marylanders’ health and economy.

Hogan Slated to Become Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) on Tuesday was unanimously nominated to serve as co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), a partnership of...

The Forbes 400: Seven Maryland Billionaires Made the Cut

America's billionaires are richer than they've ever been, Forbes said with Tuesday's release of The Forbes 400, its annual list of the 400 richest...

Baltimore Mayor Signs Bill Mandating City Pension Funds Divest From Fossil Fuels

At the same time that Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott (D) signed legislation Monday requiring the city's three pension funds to divest from the...
Tax Credits

Franchot: With Good Fiscal News, It’s Time to Deliver for Marylanders

The State of Maryland has a lot of money. And by a lot, I mean a once-in-a-generation unanticipated $5 billion in the bank.

Fair Housing Advocates Rally to Demand Hogan Reinstate Eviction Protections

Fair housing advocates gathered outside of the State House in Annapolis on Friday night to demand that Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) reinstate...

$32 Million in Rent Assistance Issued in August, But Most Funding Still Unspent in...

State and local governments in Maryland distributed $32.3 million in federal emergency rental assistance (ERA1) funding in August, according to newly released data from...

Union Continues to Push for a Single Contract With USM After Finding Wage Disparities...

A recent report by the state's largest public employee union found stark wage disparities within the University System of Maryland.For example, while Black workers...

Tax Revenues Expected to Increase by Nearly $1 Billion More Than Previous Estimate This...

Maryland’s financial forecasters now predict a nearly $1 billion increase in state tax revenues this fiscal year.The Board of Revenue Estimates — Comptroller Peter...

Comptroller: Md. Finished 2021 Fiscal Year With $2.5 Billion Surplus

Maryland finished the 2021 fiscal year with a roughly $2.5 billion unassigned balance in its general fund thanks to federal stimulus funding and higher...