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EXPLAINER: How Maryland is distributing aid to help tenants

Jul. 15, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...

Judge orders Maryland to keep expanded jobless benefits

Jul. 13, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge has blocked Gov. Larry Hogan's plan to end pandemic-related federal enhanced unemployment benefits early in Maryland. Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday morning ordering the Hogan...

Expanded jobless benefits will continue into August

Jul. 12, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal enhanced unemployment benefits will continue in Maryland at least through August, the state labor secretary testified Monday during a hearing related to two lawsuits seeking the continuation of the benefits. News outlets report that Labor...

Hutchinson takes over governors group as virus resurges

Jul. 08, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican whose state is struggling with a resurgence in coronavirus cases and lagging vaccinations, called combatting vaccine resistance a priority as he took over as head of the National Governors Association. ...

Vaccinated Maryland youth get a chance to win scholarship

Jul. 08, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are offering younger residents another reason to get vaccinated against COVID-19: a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion on Wednesday. It aims to motivate...

Indiana delays unemployment benefits despite judge's ruling

Jul. 07, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development said Wednesday that it still hasn’t decided how to continue payment of federal unemployment benefits, more than a week after a judge ruled that the state must restart the extra $300 weekly payments to unemployed workers....

Top court upholds order continuing jobless benefits for now

Jul. 06, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s highest court has upheld a lower court's emergency order keeping the state enrolled in enhanced federal unemployment programs. News outlets report that Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera on Monday dismissed Gov. Larry...

Pro-Trump lawmaker announces Maryland gubernatorial campaign

Jul. 05, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's gubernatorial race has its first pro-Trump candidate. Dan Cox, a Republican state delegate, announced Sunday that he is running for governor in 2022. The Baltimore Sun reports that Cox didn't respond to its...

Judge: Maryland must continue jobless benefits for now

Jul. 03, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland must at least temporarily keep paying pandemic unemployment benefits to jobless residents, a judge ruled Saturday. Baltimore Circuit Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill issued a temporary restraining order requiring the state to continue...

Suit challenges decision ending federal unemployment benefit

Jun. 25, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland residents who are out of work have filed a class-action lawsuit to block the state’s decision to end enhanced federal unemployment benefits next week. News outlets report that the Unemployed Workers Union, which is led by a Baltimore...