Md. settles dispute with Purple Line contractors for $250M
The state of Maryland and its partners on the Purple Line announced Tuesday that they have reached a $250 million settlement in their legal dispute over cost overruns that have stalled the $2.9 billion project. Maryland — along with Meridiam, Star America and Fluor — said the agreement resolves all financial claims and litigation surrounding ...
Hogan says state ready to crack down on COVID-19 rules
Concerned about lax attitudes and soaring COVID-19 cases headed into the Thanksgiving holiday, Gov. Larry Hogan is promising ramped-up enforcement of pandemic precautions in jurisdictions around the state Coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise as the state Monday reported fewer than 2,000 new infections for the first time in a week. Hogan, speaking in ...
New unemployment claims in Maryland rise slightly
First-time unemployment claims edged up slightly as the state's jobs situation shows more signs of stalling in the wake of a late fall coronavirus surge.
Md. counties tighten COVID-19 restrictions; Hogan details $70M in aid
ANNAPOLIS — Local leaders, disappointed with what they say is a lack of a statewide approach to controlling the spread of the coronavirus, are imposing tighter restrictions to slow a new surge. “I think all the county executives are trying now to get ourselves aligned,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. Anne Arundel County Executive ...
Hogan announces dining restrictions, other actions in Md. coronavirus response
ANNAPOLIS — Bars and restaurants will have to operate at a lower capacity as part of a series of orders and health advisories issued Tuesday by Gov. Larry Hogan. Hogan made the announcements during his second press briefing in five days as local leaders and public health experts are pressing for more statewide action to ...
As cases surge, Olszewski calls on governor for statewide restrictions
A fresh wave of coronavirus infections washing over the state is cause for new statewide restrictions, according to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. Olszewski Monday said his county is seeing dramatic spikes and is on the verge of imposing its own restrictions. “We believe any action taken is best done statewide and the numbers ...
Maryland restaurants to receive $50 million in COVID-19 aid
Maryland restaurants will receive $50 million in state aid as they continue to struggle with devastating financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
With coronavirus, Md. legislature plans a 2021 session like none ever seen
The coronavirus pandemic will continue to alter how Maryland legislators do their work — at least in the short term. A plan released to lawmakers Thursday outlines a series of stages of operations, some more and some less restrictive. All of them are very different from how previous sessions have looked and operated. From committee ...
Hogan warns of surge but holds off on reimposing restrictions
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland will not be subject to increased restrictions — yet — even as state officials say increases in the virus are raising alarms. Gov. Larry Hogan called on local officials to do more in the way of enforcing existing restrictions, including mask use and social gatherings. Currently, Allegany and Dorchester counties are seeing ...
Thousands still await hearings in Md. to get jobless benefits
Maryland’s labor secretary said the state is again beefing up its staff to handle a backlog of unemployment claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, the state’s unemployment system has been the subject of repeated criticism from lawmakers and those filing claims for benefits. To date, more than 41,000 people are awaiting hearings that ...