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 …


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 …

Frosh releases statement on Trump administration move to strip states of authority to set vehicle emissions standards

BALTIMORE, MD-Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) action to revoke California’s ability to establish greenhouse gas vehicle emissions standards and to declare that California’s zero-emission vehicle standards are preempted by federal law. “Once again, the Trump Administration has come down …

Frosh opposes federal attempt to circumvent civil rights protections

BALTIMORE, MD-Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a coalition of attorneys general in opposing a new federal rule undermining civil rights protections that prevent federal contractors from discriminating against employees. Under the proposed rule, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) would expand existing exemptions to allow any federal contractor who asserts a religious purpose to discriminate against …

Gov. Hogan to lead joint infrastructure, economic development mission to Australia

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan will lead a joint infrastructure and economic development mission to Australia from September 22-30 with engagements in Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne. Sydney: NGA Infrastructure Initiative As chairman of the National Governors Association, Governor Hogan will lead a bipartisan delegation to Sydney to advance his yearlong infrastructure initiative. This is the first international visit as part of …