Business, Health, Politics

Gov. Hogan announces 2nd consecutive decrease in health insurance premiums

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) has approved an average 10.3% premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2020. This means that, for the second consecutive year, all individual insurance rates in Maryland will see important decreases. The new rates reflect the impact of the …


Politics

Olszewski releases resident transportation survey

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday released a transportation survey that will allow Baltimore County residents to share information about the transportation challenges they face, and solicit input and ideas about how those challenges can be addressed. The survey is meant to be a step in a larger effort to increase transit options for county residents and identify …


Police: Active shooter training exercise to be conducted at Towson High on 9/30

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Fire Department will be conducting a functional training exercise on Monday, September 30, 2019. The exercise will take place at Towson High School, located at 69 Cedar Avenue in Towson (21286). Baltimore County Public Schools will be closed on the day of the exercise. The public should be aware of the …

Coastal Flood Advisory issued, could affect Bowleys Quarters area

MIDDLE RIVER—The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for portions of Baltimore County. The advisory will be in effect from 9 p.m. Thursday evening through 3 a.m. on Friday. Minor flooding is expected is expected at the end of Thames Street in Baltimore City. Water also is expected to cover the promenade at the dragon boat dock …

Fifth Annual Baltimore County Fall Career Fair to be held next week

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development (DEWD) will hold their Fifth Annual Fall Career Fair on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Eastpoint Mall. The event is a partnership between DEWD, the Maryland Department of Labor and Eastpoint Mall. With over 35 employers with open positions to fill, the event is …

Study: Post-Labor Day school start shows significant economic impact

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Starting school after Labor Day has “a clear, positive impact on both state and local government economies” with a total net economic impact of up to $115 million, according to a new analysis from the Business Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON) at Salisbury University. The report, entitled “The Economic, Employment and Fiscal Impacts Of Added Summer Vacation Days …