2014 legislative session

Report Highlights How Marylanders Who Work for Tips Have Been Left Behind

July 16, 2014 by Sean Miskell
Bartenders, waiters and other Maryland workers who routinely get tips – many, if not most, of them women — will read more

Study: Recent EITC Expansion in MD will Make Taxes More Fair, Reduce Inequality

May 15, 2014 by Sean Miskell
Working Marylanders with the lowest earnings will pay slightly less of their income in taxes — 9.9 percent compared to read more

Harmful Policies; Unfinished Business

April 24, 2014 by MDCEP
Sean Miskell for Maryland’s Money Matters writes that while the General Assembly should be commended for taking several steps to improve the lives of working Marylanders and their families, it also enacted some potentially harmful policies and left a pile of unfinished business that should be on the agenda for the 2015 session.

After the 2014 Legislative Session: More Work to Do

April 22, 2014 by Sean Miskell
While the General Assembly should be commended for taking several steps to improve the lives of working Marylanders and their read more

Four Victories for Working Marylanders: The 2014 Legislative Session in Review

April 17, 2014 by Sean Miskell
With the 2014 legislative session in the books, it is time to assess the General Assembly’s achievements as well as read more

A Quick Look at the Final Budget Agreement for Fiscal Year 2015

April 11, 2014 by MDCEP
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Lawmakers Should Restore Vital Funds for Affordable Housing, Aging Schools, and Community Health Facilities

April 3, 2014 by MDCEP
Maryland lawmakers negotiating a final state budget for building projects should restore more than $5 million they have proposed to read more

Governor Releases $172 Million Supplemental Budget as Legislative Action Heats Up; Additional $32 Million for Cold Weather Effects

April 2, 2014 by MDCEP
After a freezing winter, warmer weather has finally arrived and budget action heats up this week in Annapolis. On Tuesday, read more

The EITC Cannot Fight Poverty Alone

March 28, 2014 by Sean Miskell
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a powerful tool for helping low-income working families, but to effectively raise Marylanders read more

Budget Negotiators Should Restore Funds for Vital Services and Programs for Working Families

March 27, 2014 by MDCEP
As Maryland lawmakers start working out differences between the Senate and House budget plans, they should take advantage of numerous read more
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