Legislature votes to bolster unemployment insurance system

Emergency measures to help struggling businesses pay less in unemployment insurance taxes while simultaneously granting more funding to the unemployed were voted out of the Maryland state Legislature and await signatures from Gov. Larry Hogan, R. Raising from $50 to $200 the weekly amount that unemployment insurance claimants can receive is among the measures, which come as the Maryland Department Labor continues to receive thousands of claims each week.

Maryland Delegates argue passionately over ‘Juneteenth’ bill

In support of a bill that would make “Juneteenth” a state and employee-paid holiday, a Maryland Delegate on Monday gave an impassioned speech, which ended with a standing ovation from some colleagues.

Kirwan education veto expected to be overturned this week

The veto of a multi-billion dollar education bill in Maryland may be overridden this week, along with tax increases to fund it, as the state Legislature is expected to take up the three related bills by Friday.

Governor Hogan again urges bipartisanship, sets priorities in State of the State

Republican Governor Larry Hogan, inaugurated for a second term just two weeks ago, told a joint session of the Maryland General Assembly that the state of the state has “never been stronger.”

Gov. Hogan talks bipartisanship at fifth State of the State

At his fifth State of the State address, Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday pushed for bipartisan support from the Democrat-controlled legislature on his initiatives regarding taxes, healthcare, education, transportation, redistricting, violent crime and the environment.

Hogan aims to be Md.’s first 2-term GOP governor in 64 years

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, the popular Republican incumbent, is seeking to become the first member of his party to win re-election as governor of the state in more than a half century.

The Annapolis Bullpen: Budget, taxes and your wallet

This week on the Annapolis Bullpen podcast we dive deep into the budget. We explore how Maryland’s budget works, Gov. Larry Hogan’s priorities and how are the new federal tax laws going to affect the state and you.

Gov. Larry Hogan previews budget plan for the 2019 fiscal year

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Tuesday previewed his budget plan for FY19. Hogan’s budget includes no new taxes, increases funding for education and protects Marylanders from changes in the federal tax code.

Dems put tax relief atop Maryland legislative priorities

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. and Speaker Michael Busch, both Democrats, on Tuesday in Annapolis laid out three points to offset changes in the recently passed Republican federal tax bill.

Van Hollen fights to preserve state and local tax deductions

WASHINGTON – As Congress tries to overhaul the nation’s tax laws, some Republicans want to reduce or eliminate state and local tax deductions. But Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, said doing so would only hurt the middle class, including in…