BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City leaders are joining the fight to keep unemployment benefits.
Mayor Brandon Scott, City Council President Nick Mosby and Comptroller Bill Henry have sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan urging him to reverse his decision on stopping the payments.READ MORE: Royal Farms Arena Holding Job Fair For Security Guards On July 31
Earlier this month, the governor said he would end the enhanced unemployment and reinstate work search requirements next month.READ MORE: UMD Grad Alex Aust First Lacrosse Player To Be Featured As Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model
In a joint letter, city leaders said in part, “not only will thousands in Baltimore be forced to seek work in hazardous environments that fail to offer to living wages, but thousands more will continue to endure joblessness with a weakened safety net.”MORE NEWS: MTA To Start Enhanced Bus Routes To Job Centers, End Express Bus Surcharge