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July 13, 2021, 2:30 PMUpdated: July 13, 2021, 5:59 PM

Maryland Gives Up Fight to Cut Off U.S. Pandemic Jobless Aid (1)

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is ending the state’s fight to terminate enhanced jobless aid for its workers weeks before the federal programs are scheduled to expire.

A spokesman for the two-term Republican said Tuesday the state won’t appeal a Maryland judge’s order issued earlier in the day enjoining it from prematurely cutting off its participation in the coronavirus stimulus programs created by Congress and scheduled to expire on Sept. 6.

The court order prevents Maryland officials from abandoning the federal benefits for gig workers, extra weeks of payments for those who have exhausted their usual time limit, and the bonus ...

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