2023 Policy Agenda

The Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF) advocates for legislative and budget proposals to improve employment opportunities for Maryland’s low-skill, low-income workers and families. Our advocacy work stems from a recognition that a healthy Maryland economy requires public policies that meet the workforce needs of employers and promote fair and equitable access to employment opportunities for low-income Marylanders.

JOTF supports a broad agenda of legislation that eliminates educational and employment barriers for low-wage workers, from rent stabilization to paid family and medical leave. Our 2023 legislative priorities were developed with feedback from workforce-trainees in our BetterU training program and include:

  • REDUCING EXPUNGEMENT WAITING PERIODS
  • REPEALING DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSIONS
  • EXPANDING ACCESS TO OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING
  • REDUCING THE COST OF AUTO INSURANCE

Read more about JOTF’s 2023¬†policy agenda here.