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The State of Working for American Indians in Maryland

October 10, 2016 by Christopher Meyer
Maryland is home to about 58,000 American Indians, about 1 percent of the state’s population. Although they have the longest read more

Rising Incomes in the State Still Leave Too Many Marylanders Behind

September 23, 2016 by Christopher Meyer
Last year, typical Maryland families saw their largest income gains since the Great Recession. At the same time, about one 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

Baltimore One Year After the Death of Freddie Gray

April 19, 2016 by Benjamin Orr
Today marks one year since Freddie Gray’s death and, like many Baltimoreans, it is prompting me to reflect on the read more

Unemployment Rate Drops but Many Working Families Still Struggle to Make Ends Meet

March 3, 2016 by Mark Scott
Maryland’s standard of living is not increasing, even though more residents have jobs than at any point in recent history. read more

Tax Cuts Should Focus on Need, not Age

February 19, 2016 by Mark Scott
This legislative session, some lawmakers are attempting to cut taxes across the board on retirement income, a strategy that would read more

Expanding the Renter’s Tax Credit Would Provide Residents Relief From Rising Housing Costs

February 17, 2016 by MDCEP
Position Statement Supporting House Bill 340 Given before the House Ways and Means Committee For nearly half of Maryland families, read more

Increasing the Minimum SNAP Benefit Would Provide Relief to Struggling Marylanders

February 16, 2016 by MDCEP
Position Statement Supporting House Bill 445 Given before the House Appropriations Committee Increasing the minimum monthly benefit for Maryland’s nutrition read more

Women’s Economic Security Agenda Would Create Greater Economic Security For Working Families

February 12, 2016 by Kristina Li
  Many working families in Maryland aren’t paid enough to make ends meet, can’t take time off work when a read more

Thousands of Maryland Families Struggle to Put Food on the Table

November 10, 2015 by Mark Scott
Despite rising incomes in our state, one in eight Maryland families still struggle to put enough food on the table read more
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