Workers rally against Hogan's decision to end unemployment benefits

Maryland hospitality workers gathered Friday in downtown Baltimore to protest the governor's decision to stop federal enhanced pandemic unemployment benefits. Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday informed the federal government that the state is opting out of enhanced pandemic unemployment benefits effective July 3, which means the extra $300 per week payments will end and work search requirements will resume. Alarmed, angry and disappointed, dozens of hospitality workers rallied to demand the governor reinstate their $300 extra a week, saying the federal money has helped pad unemployment checks. The workers want state lawmakers to reverse the governor's decision during a special session.