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Jan. 27: Senate Democrats announce Maryland Senate Recovery Now Amendment

Democrats in the Maryland Senate announced an ambitious $500 million plan Wednesday that aims to provide broad economic relief to the people and businesses that have suffered most during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Senate Recovery Now plan would offer millions of dollars to prop up a variety of struggling sectors, including housing, health care, education, nonprofits and businesses such as restaurants and hotels.

On January 27th, Maryland’s Senate Democrats released the Maryland Senate Recovery Now Amendment. This plan would release rainy day funds for a state stimulus for many of our most vulnerable residents and businesses to make it through this pandemic.

The Recovery Now plan aims to provide relief to a variety of struggling sectors, including housing, health care, education, nonprofits and businesses such as restaurants and hotels. The plan includes a one-time grants of $1,000 to some of the most vulnerable Marylanders. It also includes $25 million in housing assistance to eliminate housing debt for 5,000 residents, $10 million for food banks and $9 million to help with utility debts.

This plan’s funding includes $320 million from the state’s Rainy Day Fund, an extensive reserve set aside to use for times just ike the ones we are facing today.

The Recovery Now plan is a significant improvement over  Governor Hogan’s RELIEF Act, which alone was not nearly enough to meet the needs of our time. The Recovery Now plan is expected to be brought to the Senate floor by next week.

Please use the tool to the right to send a message to your State Senator to thank them for working to provide immediate relief for our struggling families, residents and businesses.

Send a message to your Maryland State Senator about the Maryland Senate Recovery Now Amendment.