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Johnny Olszewski signs HOME Act into law [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski signed the HOME Act into law on Tuesday. The controversial Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act was passed earlier this month by a vote that, not surprisingly, went along party lines. The HOME Act, which Olszewski introduced in October, makes it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to a potential tenant based on …


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Governor Hogan proclaims November 11-17 National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed November 11-17 as National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland. Maryland is joining other states across the nation to celebrate apprenticeship as a proven workforce development tool. This week-long observance will also recognize the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Programs success in growing the states registered apprenticeship programs. Maryland currently has 10,711 registered apprentices earning and learning, …


Governor Hogan honors veterans at Maryland World War II Memorial

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Monday, the 100th anniversary of the first recognized Armistice Day, Governor Larry Hogan delivered remarks honoring and celebrating Maryland’s veterans at the Maryland World War II Memorial in Annapolis. Governor Hogan was joined by representatives from the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Legion. “Our veterans serve as a reminder—not just today, but every day—of the …

Governor Hogan celebrates Mallows Bay, Maryland’s first national marine sanctuary

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday attended a celebration of Mallows Bay’s official designation as a national marine sanctuary by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which ensures the preservation of the remains of more than 100 World War I-era vessels. “The Mallows Bay landscape truly tells the story of our beginnings, our struggles, and our progress as Marylanders …

Councilman Marks: New pedestrian/bike warning signs installed along Harford Road

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that new pedestrian/bike warning signs had been installed along Harford Road at the Little Gunpowder Falls near the Harford County. Councilman Marks made the request after hearing from a constituent. “You will be happy to know that pedestrian/bike warning signs are now in place along both directions of MD 147,” wrote …

Governor Hogan announces $6.4 million federal grant to combat opioid epidemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) had received more than $6 million from the Department of Justice for the state of Maryland to support a coordinated, statewide response to the opioid crisis in collaboration with the work of the Opioid Operational Command Center. The Maryland Statistical Analysis Center (MSAC) …

Gov. Hogan announces 5th consecutive year of low unemployment insurance taxes

BALTIMORE, MD—The Hogan administration on Thursday announced that, for the fifth straight year, Maryland employers would receive the lowest possible unemployment insurance (UI) tax rates allowed under state law. The low tax rate has been made possible by Maryland’s low unemployment and high job growth. Unemployment insurance claim filings, both total and initial filings, are the lowest they have been …

Democrats finally push funds for school construction

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Democratic leaders within Maryland’s General Assembly finally announced plans Wednesday to spend billions of dollars more on public school construction. The so-called “Built to Learn Act” would involve sending an additional $2.2 billion to local governments to help fund renovating and building schools. The money would come from bonds issued by the Maryland Stadium Authority, according to The Baltimore …