Session Update – February 4, 2019

Feb 4, 2019

Dear Friend,

A busy third week in Annapolis included a hearing in front of the Economic Matters Committee on emergency legislation to ensure that furloughed essential federal employees, who are required to work without a paycheck, can receive unemployment insurance in Maryland. Under current law, furloughed employees who are not going to work can receive benefits, but those who are required to show up at work cannot. We all hope the shutdowns are over for good, but we need to protect our federal workers for any potential future shutdowns.