ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – Lawmakers in the Maryland House are highlighting a tax-relief package that would steer about $300 million over five years to working and middle class families. The package would cut the state’s sales tax on goods like diapers, car seats, and diabetic care products. Another proposal creates a state match to the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit for employers who hire and retain workers from under-represented communities who consistently struggle for job opportunities. House Speaker Adrienne Jones says despite federal assistance and the record amount of state relief approved last year, families are still struggling to make ends meet and afford basic necessities.

DEL. ADRIENNE JONES