Business, Politics

Frosh joins coalition urging Congress to strengthen Paycheck Protection Program

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a coalition of 23 state attorneys general in calling for key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to ensure that funds are distributed fairly and equitably. In a letter sent to Congressional leadership, the attorneys general express concern that the program, while helping some small businesses and their employees, …


Business, Health, Politics

Nation’s governors urge federal leaders to provide immediate fiscal relief for states

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the National Governors Association, and Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, vice chair, issued the following statement this week: “Governors across the country are leading the on-the-ground response to the national COVID-19 pandemic, implementing a variety of stay at home orders and other aggressive measures that are successfully flattening the curve of the spread …


Federal Reserve announces an additional $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy, Powell predicts recovery

WASHINGTON, DC—The Federal Reserve on Thursday took additional actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy. This funding will assist households and employers of all sizes and bolster the ability of state and local governments to deliver critical services during the coronavirus pandemic. “Our country’s highest priority must be to address this public health crisis, …

Small business owner’s guide to CARES Act released

BALTIMORE, MD—The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) was signed into law on March 27, 2020 to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act’s estimated $2+ trillion price tag includes extraordinary public health spending to confront the COVID-19 pandemic; immediate cash relief for …

Governor Hogan urges Congress to fully fund Chesapeake Bay restoration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, along with other watershed state leaders sent a letter on Thursday to U.S. House of Representatives and Senate leaders calling on Congress to fully fund federal Chesapeake Bay restoration programs. The Senate approved a measure today that increases funding for the Bay, but falls short of the $85 million in …

Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at 68, local leaders pay tribute

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore died of a long-standing illness early Thursday morning according to his office.  He was 68 years old. A spokesman for the key Democrat said that he passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital at around 2:45 a.m. Cummings had recently been embroiled in a Twitter battle with President Donald Trump over the conditions within …