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Edwards Supports Reform of MD Unemployment Claims Process

February 9th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Citing months of issues with Maryland’s unemployment insurance program that has led to numerous delays and frustration among residents to even get through to make a claim, Democrats in the state General Assembly are proposing a package of reforms. In a joint statement, state leaders, including Senate President Bill Ferguson, House Speaker Adrienne Jones, and other Democrats in the Senate and House, said Maryland has been enduring what Ferguson called a “crisis” for the past 10 months linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. State Senator George Edwards, a Republican who represents Western Maryland, agrees that such measures need to be taken to address what has been a myriad of problems with the current system…