Dems disagree with Hogan over opting out of unemployment benefits

Next month, Maryland will discontinue the federal enhanced pandemic unemployment benefits. Gov. Larry Hogan cited the state's improved health and economic metrics as the reason, but some state leaders want the governor to reverse that decision. The governor said this move is necessary for the state's economy recovery as businesses reopen but face a critical hiring shortage. But there is disagreement about whether this is the right time for Maryland to opt-out of the extra jobless benefits.

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