Business, Crime, Health

Maryland Department of Labor provides updates on fraud investigation

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson this week announced that Maryland has been awarded $2,430,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to support Maryland’s ongoing efforts to prevent and detect unemployment insurance fraud. The initial fraud investigation announced has been completed, with nearly 95% of claims initially investigated determined to be fraudulent. As a result …


Business, Education, Health

Maryland State Department of Education announces additional COVID-19 relief grants for Maryland schools, universities

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools and universities as they continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are being awarded through federal CARES Act funding to local school systems, public schools, nonpublic schools, as well as public and private universities that demonstrate unique …


Attorney General Frosh, COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force request Gov. Hogan dedicate portion of CARES Act funding to debt assistance, legal aid

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and the Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force on Tuesday sent letters to Governor Hogan requesting a portion of CARES Act funding be dedicated to stem the anticipated tide of mass evictions and debt collections. The moratoria on evictions for failure to pay rent and consumer debt cases expired August 31st. …

Baltimore County awarded $1.6 million CARES Act grant to fund business relief loans

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Monday that the county had secured a $1.6 million CARES Act grant to provide low-interest loans to qualifying Baltimore County small businesses to help them recover from the sudden and severe economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “We are not only in the midst of a public health crisis, but an economic …

Attorney General Frosh announces court victory in attempt to transfer CARES Act funds from public schools

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday announced that a coalition of attorneys general has secured a preliminary injunction against U.S. Department of Education’s attempt to transfer pandemic relief funds away from K-12 public schools. In reaching the decision, the court held that the Department of Educations may have unlawfully reinterpreted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security …

FEMA announces lost wages grant for Maryland

WASHINGTON, DC—On August 8, 2020, President Donald Trump made available up to $44 billion from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to Americans who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, the state of Maryland agreed to administer a lost wages program for its citizens who are unemployed due to COVID-19. FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor …

Governor Hogan closes term as National Governors Association chairman [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday, Governor Larry Hogan officially closed his term as chairman of the National Governors Association during the nonpartisan organization’s 2020 summer meeting, which was held virtually and included more than 40 of the nation’s governors. Governor Hogan announced that through this national infrastructure initiative, Foundation for Success, he is establishing and funding a legacy position at NGA dedicated …

Frosh requests extension of moratorium on evictions

BALTIMORE, MD—On behalf of the Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week sent a letter to the chief judges of the Court of Appeals and the District Court of Maryland requesting the Court extend its moratoria on eviction actions and debt collection cases until January 31, 2021. In its letter to …