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What’s in $2T federal stimulus for Maryland?

In this Oct. 24, 2017, photo, an employee wears his laboratory coat at his workstation at Lord Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial coatings, adhesives, bearings, and sensing equipment for range of commercial markets, including United States military contracts in Erie, Pa. Without white collar jobs, it becomes increasingly difficult for places to reinvent themselves at a moment when the global economy has prized brains over brawn. What can start as factory layoffs has snowballed into companies shifting their executive headquarters to cities with better airports, not just cheaper costs of doing business. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The $2 trillion stimulus package that now appears headed for congressional approval contains a variety of provisions that would offer help to Maryland, from unemployment benefits to small business loans, from extended unemployment benefits to direct payments to taxpayers. The ...

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