Business, Politics

Councilman Marks: Eliminate fees, exempt FreeState Gun Range in gun security bill

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday that he would support amending the proposed gun safety legislation sponsored by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski to eliminate new fees and exempt places such as the FreeState Gun Range in White Marsh. The bill sought by the Olszewski administration requires stronger security measures at gun shops and temporary gun shows …


Business, Politics, Traffic

Long-awaited expansion of Joppa/Harford Road intersection to advance in 2020

CARNEY, MD—Construction will finally begin in 2020 on the long-awaited improvements to the intersection of Harford Road and Joppa Road in Carney, according to Councilman David Marks Initially, the work was set to begin back in 2018, but the delays involved with the opening of the new CVS located at the highly-trafficked intersection prevented the upgrades from being done until …


Attorney General Frosh joins multi-state coalition fighting to halt immigration arrests at state courthouses

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general to halt federal immigration arrests of non-citizens without a judicial warrant or court order in and around state courthouses throughout the nation. In an amicus brief filed in “State of Washington v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; U.S. Customs …

Baltimore County Commission for Women to hold Voices of Women event in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—The Baltimore County Commission for Women will hold a special event in Rosedale later this month. The Commission will host a “Voices of Women in Baltimore County” community forum on Wednesday, January 22, at the Rosedale branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, located at 6105 Kenwood Avenue (21237). The event will be held from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Participants will …

Governor Hogan announces more than $1 billion in tax relief for Maryland retirees

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced a more than $1 billion tax relief proposal to make it more affordable for retirees to stay in Maryland. This legislation, which would lower taxes for more than 230,000 Marylanders, is the biggest tax reduction in Maryland in more than two decades. “People who have been lifelong Marylanders and have contributed so much, …

Governor’s budget provides $7.5M for EARN Maryland, record $3M for state apprenticeship program

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Thursday announced that the Hogan administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget provides $7.5 million for the nationally-recognized Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland grant program and a record $3 million for the state’s apprenticeship program. “Governor Larry Hogan’s proposed budget is a testament to his administrations commitment to creating greater opportunities for …

Councilman Marks provides update on Gerst Farm in Perry Hall, meeting to be held

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Thursday morning, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks provided an update on the Gerst Farm property. Councilman Marks sent the following to NottinghamMD.com: For five years, I have blocked development of the Gerst Farm in Perry Hall. In 2015, I blocked a proposed Planned Unit Department that included a blend of apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes that would have …

Governor Hogan announces budget focused on violent crime, education, economic development

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced highlights of his Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget, which invests in initiatives to address violent crime, funds education at record levels for the sixth consecutive year, advances the Howard Street Tunnel project to bring thousands of jobs to the Baltimore region, and fully funds Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts and land preservation programs. This …