Tag: Senate Finance Committee
Maryland’s U.S. senators said changes should be made to the federal tax code so that wealthy Americans are not able to avoid paying their fair share of income taxes.Read More
Democrat and Republican lawmakers praise Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson for doing ‘her best’ handling record-number of unemployment claims
The Maryland Department of Labor has processed about 95% of the completed unemployment claims it has received since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March and about 80% of those claims have been paid, according to data the department recently provided to MarylandReporter.com.Read More
Marylanders with pre-existing conditions will be protected regardless of how SCOTUS rules on Obamacare
Even if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) is unconstitutional Marylanders with pre-existing health conditions will still be protected under a state law that went into effect on Oct. 1.Read More
Employers are likely to see an increase in employee lawsuits as more and more people head back to work amid the lifting coronavirus-related restrictions, according to two Maryland-based employment attorneys.Read More
The O’Malley administration’s proposal to build off-shore wind turbines to generate electricity faced strong headwinds in the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday.
Senators spent almost 2½ hours grilling administration officials about the annual cost to consumers to finance the project and the plan to force utilities to buy the power through a 25-year contract. In his testimony on the bill, the governor himself got similar blow-back from delegates at a House hearing March 3.Read More
Local school officials railed against a bill that would create a neutral third party to handle school labor disputes, warning that the measure could usurp local spending authority.Read More
People between 25 and 29 would be able to hang onto their parents’ health insurance policies under legislation sponsored by Baltimore County Sen. Jim Brochin, a Democrat.
But business and insurance company witnesses told the Senate Finance Committee such an expansion might cause insurers to raise rates and employers to cut coverage.Read More
Finance chair says he is uncertain of the prospects for a key component of changes in jobless aid.Read More
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