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Earned Income Tax Credit Leaves Single Taxpayers Behind

February 24, 2017 by Natalie Neill
Over the next couple of months, as Marylanders file their income taxes and many anxiously wait for state refunds, legislators read more

Struggling Maryland Families Get Less Child Care Help than Other States

February 15, 2017 by Christopher Meyer
The cost of child care is on the rise around the country, and Maryland families have it especially hard. Our read more

How Immigration Policy Shapes Maryland’s Communities, Economy

January 31, 2017 by MDCEP
The Maryland we know today exists because of people who came here, and continue to come here, from around the read more

Proposed Budget Moves Maryland Backwards by Cutting Key Investments in Health, Education, Housing

January 24, 2017 by MDCEP
As a whole, the governor’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018 fails to make the investments we need to continue to read more

Raising Local Minimum Wages to $15 Brings Big Benefits, Statewide Action Would Do More

January 18, 2017 by Christopher Meyer
Despite several years of modest growth since the Great Recession, the benefits of our state’s improving economy are still out read more

Creating a Welcoming Community for Refugees is Good for Maryland

December 29, 2016 by Ellen Hutton
Maryland has deep history of being a welcoming community for new immigrant populations. This is one way in which we’ve read more

What the Election Results Mean for Maryland

November 22, 2016 by Benjamin Orr
  This election cycle has been hard on everyone. But now that it is over, we must look ahead to read more

Hefty Tuition Hike at Public Universities Threatens Maryland’s Future

August 25, 2016 by Christopher Meyer
As students at Maryland’s public universities and community colleges head back to school this fall, they can expect to pay read more

Maryland Children now at Greater Risk of Poverty, Hunger

July 7, 2016 by Kristina Li
Every Maryland resident benefits from a more highly educated, healthier, and economically stable community. And when more than 170,000 Maryland read more

A $15 Minimum Wage Would be Good for Maryland Workers and Boost the Economy

May 23, 2016 by MDCEP
Many hardworking Maryland families struggle to pay bills and put food on the table because they are not paid enough read more
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