As COVID-19 infections subside, Hogan extends emergency order
Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday quietly renewed the state of emergency declaration he enacted in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic even as the state continues to show signs it’s succeeding in slowing the spread of the potentially deadly illness. Hogan initially declared an emergency on March 5 after the first three cases of ...
Md. spending board approves $413M in cuts, defers other reductions
Maryland’s spending board Wednesday approved roughly $413 million in budget cuts, but postponed acting on a contentious proposal to reduce state employee compensation for at least two weeks. Gov. Larry Hogan warned delaying cuts too long will result in more painful cutbacks later. One way or another, he said, Maryland must cut an additional $205 ...
Hogan announces $190M in federal aid for COVID-19 relief
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has outlined $190 million in federal COVID-19 relief for small businesses, higher education and nonprofit organizations. Hogan announced Tuesday that $45 million will be allocated to expand a program to help small businesses. It awards grants of up to $10,000 to businesses of 50 or fewer employees. The Hogan ...
Hogan's proposed cuts in jeopardy as Kopp, Franchot express concerns
ANNAPOLIS — Two members of the three-person Board of Public Works have expressed concern or outright opposition to Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposal for $672 million in budget cuts, raising questions as to whether the governor’s plan might be altered or rejected at today’s board meeting. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot plans to oppose about $205 million ...
Md. to tap $210M from CARES Act to improve remote learning
Maryland schools will receive $210 million to bolster remote learning programs and improve tutoring and rural broadband access as educators and students deal with the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, the Hogan administration announced Monday. “Long-standing gaps in educational opportunity and access have been further exposed and widened by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Maryland Superintendent ...
Lobbying firm gets new COO, co-chairs of government relations
Changes are coming to another Annapolis lobbying firm.
Maryland tells lab to stop performing COVID-19 tests
GREENBELT — State officials have ordered a Maryland lab to stop performing coronavirus tests and have warned people who recently got tested through the company that their results may be incorrect. Maryland Secretary of Health Robert Neall issued an order Saturday demanding that the Advanced Pain Medicine Institute, which has offices in Greenbelt, to stop its collection ...
Hogan proclaims day honoring paper's slain employees
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation marking June 28 as “Freedom of the Press Day” in honor of the five employees of the Capital Gazette killed in a newsroom shooting two years ago.
Organizer of 'Reopen Maryland' protests says he has COVID-19
One of the organizers of the Reopen Maryland movement said he has contracted the novel coronavirus.
Maryland GOP senators oppose preferred mail-in voting
The Maryland Senate Republican caucus said Thursday its members are opposed to holding a preferred mail-in election in November.