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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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Expanded jobless benefits will continue into August

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's labor secretary testified Monday that federal enhanced unemployment benefits will continue at least through August during a hearing related to lawsuits seeking the continuation of the benefits. News outlets report that Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson told a Baltimore judge that the benefits, including supplemental $300 weekly payments, will continue because the federal government requires 30 days' notice to opt out. The Biden administration notified Robinson that […]

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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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