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Local non-profit helps with meeting needs of pet owners impacted by government shut-down

It’s not just the humans who’ve been impacted by the government shut-down. Many of their four-legged family members have been as well. One local non-profit is helping to fill the need and help with preparing pet owners if federal workers are hit with a second shut-down.

U.S. Senate votes down two bills to end record shutdown

On the same day that the U.S. Senate rejected two bills that would end the government shutdown, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin again criticized President Trump’s proposal for a wall along the Mexican border. Cardin also said delaying the President’s State of the Union address was the right thing to do because it would not be appropriate to talk about the state of the union while the government is still shut down.

State offers free transportation to workers impacted by shutdown

Governor Larry Hogan announced on Thursday that federal workers who are not being paid because of the on-going government shutdown will be able to get free rides from the Maryland Transportation Administration.

Baltimore food hand-out for federal workers impacted by government shutdown

100 families affected by the government shutdown took advantage of the Maryland Food Bank’s fresh produce, canned goods, and other grocery items to help get them through their period of unemployment and no pay.

Union feeds 400 people furloughed during shutdown

The Amalgamated Transit Union offered free lunches for furloughed workers last week during the ongoing government shutdown. As the week went on, more people came for the free lunch, and by last Friday almost 400 people were fed in total.

Federal contract workers say the continuing government shutdown is taking a toll

Federal contract employees such as janitors and security guards don’t receive backpay. This means that once the government shutdown is over, they won’t receive any form of payment.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan inaugurated for second term

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, has previously touted his bipartisanship, and Wednesday’s inauguration was no different.

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 13

WASHINGTON – On the last episode of The Washington Bullpen for the Fall 2018 semester, host Jarod Golub has the latest on former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s sentencing, the clash between President Trump and Democratic lawmakers over border wall…

Committee weighs bill to enforce Maryland hiring law

The Maryland House Appropriations Committee this week debated a bill regarding the hiring of state employees that would add more oversight to enforce laws enacted by the legislature more than a decade ago.

Republican states lower in U.S. News ‘best states’ rankings

All but four Democrat-controlled state legislatures in the U.S. rest above the halfway mark of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best State” rankings, released Monday.