Maryland emergency bill would provide financial support for port workers after Key Bridge collapse   

Maryland emergency bill would provide financial support for port workers after Key Bridge collapse   

Gov. Wes Moore, left, and U.S. Transportation Pete Buttigieg look over the destruction of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday. The Biden administration says it will provide federal funding to cover the costs of rebuilding the bridge. Governor's Office Photo by Joe Andrucyk and Patrick Siebert.

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By: ELANA MUTNICK

DUNDALK, Md. – Maryland legislators are advancing an emergency bill to provide financial assistance for workers whose jobs are affected by the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge over the Port of Baltimore. The PORT Act will also provide relief for small businesses to pay their workers to keep their companies afloat.

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