economic opportunity

‘Trickle-Up’ Economic Policies Put People to Work

November 9, 2017 by Shamekka Kuykendall
Maryland’s success as a state is built on the past policy choices we have made that allow us to invest read more

State Should Act Swiftly to Guarantee Modestly Paid Workers Fair Pay for Long Hours

October 31, 2017 by Christopher Meyer
Every year, 233,000 Maryland workers with modest salaries put in long hours without getting paid for it. A regulation originally read more

Maryland’s Economy Is Making Progress, but Too Many Are Still Locked Out

September 20, 2017 by Christopher Meyer
Many families in Maryland saw their standard of living improve in 2016, according to census data released last week. At read more

For Many Marylanders, Prosperity is Still Out of Reach

August 28, 2017 by Ellen Hutton
Marylanders overall tend to fare better financially than the average American, according to the latest Prosperity Now Scorecard. However, even read more

Scheduled Minimum Wage Bump Helps Working Marylanders, Doesn’t Go Far Enough

June 29, 2017 by Christopher Meyer
Many of Maryland’s lowest-paid workers will get a pay raise Saturday thanks to a scheduled increase in the state’s minimum read more

Cannabis Tax would Raise Needed Revenue and Create Jobs

March 9, 2017 by MDCEP
Position Statement Supporting House Bill 1186 Given before the House Ways and Means Committee The state of Maryland recognized the read more

Job Creation Tax Credit Needs Updates

March 8, 2017 by MDCEP
Position Statement Supporting Senate Bill 873 Given before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee Since the mid 1990s, the number read more

Maryland Lawmakers Can Improve Economic Security for Women

March 8, 2017 by Kali Schumitz
While women in Maryland are better off financially than their counterparts in other states, on average, they still only earn read more

Cannabis Tax would Raise Needed Revenue and Create Jobs

March 8, 2017 by MDCEP
Position Statement Supporting Senate Bill 927 Given before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee The state of Maryland recognized the read more

A $15 Minimum Wage Would Benefit 1.3 Million Marylanders and Strengthen our Economy

March 7, 2017 by MDCEP
Position Statement Supporting House Bill 1416 with Amendment Given before the House Economic Matters Committee Many hardworking families across Maryland read more
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