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Judge orders Maryland to keep expanded jobless benefits

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge has blocked Gov. Larry Hogan's plan to end pandemic-related federal enhanced unemployment benefits early in Maryland. Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday morning ordering the Hogan administration to keep paying the expanded benefits at least until two lawsuits brought by out-of-work Marylanders are resolved. The judge found that plaintiffs showed that they would suffer "irreparable harm" if the preliminary injunction […]

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Vaccinated Maryland youth get a chance to win scholarship

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are offering younger residents another reason to get vaccinated against COVID-19: a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion on Wednesday. It aims to motivate 12- to 17-year-olds to get vaccinated. A total of 20 scholarships will be awarded through random drawings starting next week. Every Monday for eight weeks, officials will pick two […]

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Top MD court upholds order continuing jobless benefits for now

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's highest court has upheld a lower court's emergency order keeping the state enrolled in enhanced federal unemployment programs. News outlets report that Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera on Monday dismissed Gov. Larry Hogan's attempt to block the temporary restraining order a Baltimore judge issued Saturday. Unemployed residents will continue to receive federal unemployment benefits, including supplemental $300 weekly payments, through at least […]

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Maryland offers $100 to state employees who get vaccinated

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The state of Maryland will offer a $100 incentive for state employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the program Monday. The governor says the incentive is another way to reinforce the importance of getting vaccinated. Hogan also is encouraging businesses across the state to consider offering incentives to their workers as well. All state employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are […]

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