Tag: family leave

Maryland lawmakers resurrect paid family, medical leave bill, as other states make it law

As proposed, the Maryland Department of Labor would collect the money and approve paid leave once an employee submits a claim. Starting the program would cost the state around $21 million, but Wilson said during his committee’s hearing it would not be borne by the state, because the money will be paid back once the fund becomes self-sustaining from the contributions, which would start next year. 

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State Roundup: Services tax would raise more than $3.7B in 5 years

Gov. Larry Hogan’s Change Maryland Fund to use $1.1 million in donations to launch ads blasting Democrats in the General Assembly over crime and taxes; proposed services tax to pay for Kirwan education plan would generate $3.7 billion over five years, fiscal analysis says; with no Maryland cases of COVID-19, state agencies, including the Port, businesses, hospitals and schools set plans in motion; twin bills would provide protections for hospital patients struggling with medical debt; Maryland judiciary seeks changes in filing court case documents in secret; lawmakers consider slew of campaign finance bills, including lifting ban on Prince George’s politicians taking donations from developers; and President Trump to name former first lady Kendel Ehrlich to lead Justice Dept. office on sex offenders.

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