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As economic recovery continues, Maryland to discontinue enhanced pandemic unemployment benefits

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the State of Maryland will discontinue enhanced pandemic federal unemployment benefits and reinstate work search requirements early next month. “Our health and economic recovery continues to outpace the nation, and we have reached the benchmark set by President Biden of vaccinating 70% of adults,” said Governor Hogan. “While these federal programs provided …


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April marks 12th consecutive month of Maryland job growth, unemployment rate remains at 6.2%

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland gained 3,800 jobs and the unemployment rate remained at 6.2% in April. This marks the twelfth consecutive month of job growth in Maryland. Since the beginning of 2021, Maryland has gained a total of 27,700 …


Maryland unemployment insurance claimants can now enroll in new direct deposit program

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson has announced that unemployment insurance claimants can now log into their BEACON 2.0 portal or mobile app to select direct deposit or paper check as their preferred benefit payment method. The transition from Bank of America debit cards to direct deposit comes as a result of a new contract with Wells …

Maryland gained 13,100 jobs in March, unemployment rate remains steady at 2%

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland gained 13,100 jobs and the unemployment rate remained at 6.2% in March. This marks the eleventh consecutive month of job growth in Maryland. The Professional and Business Services sector experienced the most growth with an …

Governor Hogan signs 66 bills into law [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday signed 66 bills into law, including legislation to preserve and expand telehealth and mental health services across the state, increase access to high-speed Internet, and bring critical reforms to the Maryland Environmental Service (MES). The governor was joined by Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones. “I want to thank our …

Governor Hogan vetoes bill that would eliminate life sentences without parole for juveniles

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced actions on legislation passed by the General Assembly during the 2021 legislative session. The governor has vetoed SB494 – Juveniles Convicted as Adults – Sentencing – Limitations and Reductions. Governor Hogan issued the following statement on the matter: “Our administration has consistently demonstrated a historic commitment to criminal justice reform. In 2016, we passed …

Governor Hogan, President Ferguson, Speaker Jones announce bipartisan agreement for American Rescue Plan funding [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson, and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones on Wednesday announced a bipartisan budget agreement to allocate the $3.9 billion in federal funding that the State of Maryland expects to receive through the American Rescue Plan Act. The major components of the bipartisan agreement to provide targeted relief are: $1.1 billion in federal funding …

Maryland State Police, Department Of Labor warn of unemployment insurance, other monetary scams

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor are warning the public of an increase in unemployment insurance related fraud cases and other scams being reported in the region. In recent months, investigators have been contacted regarding a wide variety of schemes targeting individuals, vulnerable populations, charities and local, state and national government agencies. Most …