Maryland braces for flood of unemployment claims

Visitors to the Department of Labor are turned away at the door by personnel due to closures over coronavirus concerns, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in New York. Applications for jobless benefits are surging in some states as coronavirus concerns shake the U.S. economy. The sharp increase comes as governments have ordered millions of workers, students and shoppers to stay home as a precaution against spreading the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Maryland is bracing for a sharp increase in unemployment claims from the COVID-19 pandemic likely to dwarf the Great Recession’s flood of jobless and swamp the state’s $1.3 billion unemployment insurance fund. The closure of non-essential businesses coupled with orders to reduce public ...

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Bill to hide non-convictions passes, partial expungement faces study

"What we have done is move Maryland into the forefront of police reform," says Sen. Jill P. Carter, D-Baltimore.  (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Under a bill now on the governor’s desk, Maryland’s public Case Search website would no longer display criminal charges that did not end with a conviction. The bill passed the Maryland General Assembly shortly before legislators adjourned last week. The ...

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Buckley cancels public schedule after possible COVID-19 exposure

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley in 2018. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley has canceled his public schedule for the remainder of the week because of a possible exposure to COVID-19. In a statement, Buckley said he had informed the Annapolis City Council and city department heads that he ...

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