The unemployment rate in Maryland ticked up to 3.8% in March from 3.7% the previous two months, but still below the 4.1% of a year ago. The state rate was the same as the national rate of 3.8% for March,
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. is seeking the county’s first income tax increase in nearly 30 years — plus new fees on development and additional charges on residents’ monthly cellphone and cable bills.
Despite the intent that they would fund jobs and capital investments, the 2017 tax cuts have largely funded share buybacks, which hit a record $1.1 trillion in 2018. The big winners were corporations, large shareholders and top corporate executives.
Just 10 years later, the Newseum is shrinking into an uncertain future, the distress sale of its building to Johns Hopkins University marking the end of a troubled tenure that has become a cautionary tale of bloated budgets and unrealized ambition.
Harford County leaders were glad to hear Gov. Larry Hogan strike a bipartisan message in his State of the State speech for 2019, but some have concerns about the economic impact of his calls for tax cuts.
Concerned about the effects of a recently ended partial federal government shutdown, Maryland lawmakers are considering ways to cope should politicians force another closure. Unemployment benefits for nonessential employees, pay for contract workers and help with utility bills are on the table.
The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved legislation to guarantee back pay for federal employees affected by a partial government shutdown. The measure has already cleared the U.S. Senate, where it was sponsored by Maryland Democrats Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen.
Though the session opened at about noon, lawmakers representing Carroll County had been coming up with legislative agendas and crafting bills for months in preparation. Many have refined bills they introduced in the past that failed to make it and plan to reintroduce the legislation.
Hundreds more Marylanders are seeking unemployment insurance benefits related to the federal government shutdown. As the funding impasse reached its 12th day Wednesday, the state said it's received 462 such benefit applications from Dec. 22 through Dec. 31.
Maryland’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in November, from 4.1 percent the month before, reflecting a solid labor market that economists say could help the state withstand the budget uncertainty in Washington.
Baltimore-area businesses weathered failed deals, layoffs, closings and restructuring in 2018. But some started new chapters by expanding or merging, and new development sprouted all over and one new industry spread like a weed.
As we celebrate the life of President George H.W. Bush, it has been noted by the media that one of the reasons he lost reelection in 1992 to candidate Bill Clinton was because he broke his “Read my lips. No new taxes” promise.
All things being equal, Harford County Public Schools would need almost $35 million in additional funding to operate during the next school year in 2019-20 — an increase almost certain not to happen — Superintendent Dr. Sean Bulson said.
A vehicle for the unemployed and under-employed as well as current incumbent workers to gain the specific skills, certifications and training necessary to become that pipeline is desperately needed. Luckily, that vehicle already exists and has existed for centuries: registered apprenticeships.
A decade on from the financial crisis of 2008, and many economic indicators seem pretty good: Maryland’s unemployment rate has held steady at 4.3 percent over the summer, while U.S. second quarter growth hit 4.2 percent, the highest rate since 2014.