As pandemic worsens, Md. prepares to confront a fiscal crisis
Maryland fiscal leaders are bracing for the economic impacts of a human health crisis that has effectively shut down business in the state in less than a month. Analysts, budget experts and economists have warned for the better part of a year that the economy and its unprecedented period of growth was likely to slow ...
Hogan issues nursing home mandates for COVID-19
Guidance on protecting employees and residents of nursing homes in Maryland from COVID-19 is now mandatory under an executive order issued by Gov. Larry Hogan. “As we have been saying for several weeks, older Marylanders and those with underlying health conditions are more vulnerable and at a significantly higher risk of contracting, getting more severely ...
As plight of nursing home patients worsens, Md. issues new orders
ANNAPOLIS — State health officials are issuing new directives to nursing homes and similar facilities as Maryland faces an explosion of COVID-19 cases. At least five dozen nursing homes in Maryland have reported at least one case of the virus. One nursing home in Mt. Airy has reported 77 patients and staff are infected and five ...
Maryland board recommends in-person voting on Election Day
Maryland’s election board voted Thursday to recommend having in-person voting on Election Day in at least one location in each county for the state’s June 2 primary.
Maryland's unemployment filings soar for 2nd straight week
More than 84,230 Marylanders filed for unemployment benefits in the last week, a continuing sign of the shock effect a pandemic is having on the local and national economy.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge work finished a year ahead of schedule
A rehabilitation project on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was completed this week, more than a year ahead of schedule, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced.
Md. officials air concerns about upcoming elections
Members of the state Board of Public Works Wednesday raised questions about how Maryland will successfully conduct two upcoming elections. The State Board of Elections is expected to meet Thursday and finalize a plan for the primary election that was delayed from April 28 to June 2. Some lawmakers, including House Speaker Adrienne Jones and ...
Top Maryland lawmakers call for option to vote in person
Maryland's top legislative leaders said Tuesday that they were not ready to agree to a recommendation by the state elections board to have all ballots for the June 2 primary cast by mail, a measure that was suggested to protect poll workers from the coronavirus.
Maryland lawmakers urge release of racial data on virus
Maryland lawmakers have joined politicians nationwide in asking for the release of data on coronavirus cases by race in order to address potential disparities in the response to the pandemic.
Hogan orders Marylanders to stay at home (WITH VIDEO)
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland residents are being told to shelter in their homes for all but essential business under a new order issued by Gov. Larry Hogan. The order issued Monday comes as the state has crossed the 1,400 mark for cases and is on pace to reach 1,800 by early April. Health officials are watching the ...