Decisions made during the 2016 legislative session will affect the prosperity of average Marylanders for years to come.
Legislators will have some key opportunities this session to support a higher standard of living for all Marylanders. They can respond to Governor Hogan’s call to help working people make ends meet by expanding the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit to cover the 355,000 people who currently get little or no benefit from the credit, despite very low wages. And they can benefit the state’s economy by ensuring that Marylanders don’t have to choose between their health and their job by supporting legislation allowing all workers to earn paid sick leave.
It’s likely to be a fast-paced, combative 90 days, as the governor pushes tax cuts that many legislators realize would threaten the ability to preserve quality education and other essential services in Maryland.
You will find material on these and other issues that arise during the session below and throughout the site including testimony, reports, and fact sheets, as well as on our blog, Maryland’s Money Matters.
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