Business, Events, Politics

Olszewski highlights plans for secure General Election, Baltimore County offering $100 incentive for election judges

TOWSON, MD—Amid the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones (D-10, Baltimore County), and Katie Brown, Director of the Baltimore County Board of Elections, on Tuesday provided an update on the upcoming November 3 General Election, highlighting how residents can safely and securely cast their ballots by mail, ballot …


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Elected officials, community leaders share congratulatory videos for BCPS Class of 2020

TOWSON, MD—With virtual graduation ceremonies less than a week away, nearly two dozen elected officials and community leaders have congratulated the BCPS Class of 2020 by offering well wishes and words of wisdom through videos posted online. Now, the community can do the same. The #DearBCPSGrads campaign gives everyone the opportunity to offer congratulations and remarks by sharing videos or …


Governor Hogan announces directive requiring state insurers to waive costs for coronavirus testing

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has issued a directive requiring all state health insurers to waive costs associated with testing for COVID-19. The directive, issued under the governor’s authority during a state of emergency, waives any cost-sharing, including co-payments, coinsurance, and deductibles, in order to remove cost barriers to testing. The governor also provided additional details regarding the three positive coronavirus cases …

Governor Hogan celebrates installation of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman statues in Maryland State House [PHOTOS]

ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan this week joined Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson to unveil new statues of iconic Marylanders Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the Maryland State House. The governor, along with descendants of both Douglass and Tubman, attended a special joint session of the Maryland …

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 …

Baltimore County seeks bids to develop long-term school construction plan

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) on Monday issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an independent consultant to assist in the development of a long-range plan for identifying and prioritizing capital improvements to Baltimore County’s school buildings. The plan will reportedly prioritize needs-based on enrollment projections and capacity, educational equity and adequacy, and the conditions of …