November 17, 2021

Md. Businesses Support Ending Supplemental Unemployment – NBC4 Washington

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is ending the state’s supplemental unemployment benefit sooner than expected. Business leaders and trade associations support the move, but some legislators are pushing back.

“It’s been a real challenge to try to get people to come back to work,” Maryland Restaurant Coalition President James King said.

King owns six restaurants and has taken a hit since the pandemic.

“Consumer confidence has now increased,” he said. “We’re seeing people coming back to restaurants and we simply don’t have the staff to take the revenue.”

He said his was among the trade associations that asked Hogan to stop the state’s $300-per-week supplemental unemployment insurance benefit. Hogan is ending it in July instead of September.

“You are choosing the profits of companies over the wellbeing of our citizens,” said Del. Dereck Davis, D-District…

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