2016 legislative session

Governor Should Allow Programs to Use the Money They Need

June 22, 2016 by Kali Schumitz
Marylanders may once again see schools and other services essential for broad prosperity funded at levels below what meets public read more

2016 Session Leaves Missed Opportunities to Help Working Marylanders

April 13, 2016 by Kali Schumitz
When this year’s legislative session began, there was the potential for the General Assembly to take meaningful steps to help read more

In Md., big tax cuts for those who need them least – Baltimore Sun

April 7, 2016 by MDCEP
A package of income tax cuts passed by the state Senate got a boost this week when Gov. Larry Hogan read more

Where the Senate and the Governor Differ on the Budget

March 22, 2016 by MDCEP
The biggest disagreement between the Maryland Senate and Gov. Larry Hogan over this year’s budget is over whether to help read more

A Giveaway to the Wealthiest is not “Tax Relief for Everyone”

March 17, 2016 by Benjamin Orr
Some Maryland senators are advocating for tax giveaways to the wealthy and calling it “tax relief for everyone.” As appealing read more

State Budget Should Plan for People Returning to Medicaid

March 16, 2016 by Kristina Li
Decision makers in Annapolis appear willing to gamble on passing a budget that likely won’t meet the state’s needs. It read more

Not All Tax Cuts Are Created Equal

March 15, 2016 by Benjamin Orr
Photo by K Whiteford As leaders in Annapolis grapple with how best to support Maryland’s continued economic progress, both the read more

Maryland Needs a Better Way to Determine How to Fund Vital Services

March 10, 2016 by MDCEP
This week’s political sparring between the governor and the legislature over how important decisions are made about the state’s budget read more

Fairer Scheduling Would Make it Easier for Part-Time Workers to Keep Their Jobs

March 9, 2016 by Kali Schumitz
Given before the House Economic Matters Committee The Maryland Center on Economic Policy Supports House Bill 1175 Many Maryland families read more

Free School Lunches for all Low-Income Students Help Families Make Ends Meet

March 7, 2016 by MDCEP
Given before the House Ways and Means Committee The Maryland Center on Economic Policy Supports House Bill 1325 For many read more
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