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Howard County opens applications for $11M in rent, utility and mortgage relief (access required)

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Thursday announced residents can apply for the $9.7 million in grant funding Howard County received from the U.S. Treasury for rent relief and utility assistance and $1.4 million in County funding to support a new foreclosure prevention ...

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Cost concerns dog bill to reimburse business property taxes (access required)

A Maryland lawmaker is vying for the state to reimburse personal property taxes to businesses reeling from the pandemic, though the refund could cost the state an estimated $365 million. Last year, Maryland businesses paid an average of $2,860 in ...

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Bill would lessen punishment for some teen sexting (access required)

A bill that defines how to handle juveniles charged with sexting in Maryland passed in the House with a wide majority on Wednesday. The bill, which passed on a vote of 131-8, doesn’t legalize sexting for juveniles, but it defines ...

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More vaccines to be set aside for hard-hit Maryland county (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland will set aside at least 300 priority vaccine appointments each day at a mass vaccination site for residents in the county hardest hit by COVID-19 cases in the state, officials said Wednesday, after local officials in the ...

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Baltimore County launches COVID-19 vaccine education campaign (access required)

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Wednesday announced the “Healing Starts Here” campaign to educate residents about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine and how they can register to receive it. The campaign aims to increase public confidence among residents ...

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Federal stimulus package reflected in Maryland revenues (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland officials say federal stimulus money has made a big impact on the state’s economic outlook, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The Maryland Board of Revenue Estimates voted Tuesday for updated revenue projections. The updated revenue estimates ...

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