Friday, April 12, 2024 | Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD

Editorial: COVID relief should be provided to all working Marylanders regardless of citizenship status

February 15, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Bottle Mockup (does not depict actual vaccine).

Recently, Gov. Larry Hogan and Democrats in Annapolis found themselves at an impasse over the $1.2 billion COVID-19 RELIEF (Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families) Act designed to help keep individuals and businesses afloat during the pandemic through a variety of refunds, tax credits and tax deferrals. On Friday, their contentious battle went away — for the weekend. Instead of insisting that a planned expansion in benefits under the federal earned income tax credit (EITC) include taxpayers who file their returns without benefit of a Social Security number, House and Senate leaders have decided to take that matter up under separate legislation.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

The Morning Rundown

We’re staying up to the minute on the issues shaping the future. Join us on the newsletter of choice for Maryland politicos and business leaders. It’s always free to join and never a hassle to leave. See you on the inside.