A consumer advocacy group is giving state lawmakers high scores for passing laws in the 2014 General Assembly session that raise the minimum wage and reduce the impact of foreclosures.
The Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, a nonprofit whose mission includes advancing fairness and justice for consumers, also released four-year scores that depicted state lawmakers as generally favorable to consumer issues. Only nine of 47 senators and 46 of 141 delegates got four-year scores lower than 80%.Read More
In a use-it-or-lose-it arrangement, the Maryland Housing and Community Development Department has until September 30 to give out $36 million in federal emergency mortgage loans to state homeowners facing foreclosure.Read More
What happens to property owners who don’t pay their water bills? For most people, it means no bathing, because the local government shuts off service. But that apparently isn’t always the case in Baltimore City, where Sen. Jim Brochin was trying to pass a bill to make it harder for counties to seize properties over delinquent water debt.Read More
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