Business, Politics

More than $154 million now available to help Marylanders with energy, utility bills

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that more than $154 million is now available in energy assistance funds to help cover heating, electric, and gas utility bills, representing an approximately 40% increase from last year. More than $110 million was distributed in Fiscal Year 2020. “Too many Marylanders have faced undue financial hardships during this unprecedented crisis, including the …


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Baltimore County offering six months of Internet access for low-income residents

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In response to the increased need for access to high-speed internet as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has taken steps to expand access across the County. “With our children learning remotely, many people working from home, and critical services like medical appointments moving online, we have been reminded of our responsibility to ensure …


Federal pandemic unemployment insurance programs set to expire in Maryland on December 26

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Wednesday announced that according to guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor, the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Unemployment Emergency Compensation (PEUC) unemployment insurance programs program created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will expire in Maryland on December 26. “With these two federal unemployment insurance programs …

Rosedale mail thief pleads guilty to identity theft, fraud charges

ROSEDALE, MD—A man who stole mail from the Rosedale Post Office has pleaded guilty to identity theft charges. Nicholas Milano White, 29, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty this week to the federal charges of conspiracy to steal mail, emergency benefits fraud, and aggravated identity theft. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. …

Governor Hogan announces $70 Million in new investments, relief amid COVID-19 pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the commitment of $70 million in new investments for initiatives to protect the health, safety, and well-being of Marylanders during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The $70 million of new investments I’m announcing today will help us to protect the health and safety of even more Marylanders,” said Governor Hogan. “Unfortunately, we have more tough …

Olszewski announces new funds to support public schools, expand restaurant support

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday provided an update on Baltimore County’s ongoing response to the pandemic, announced new support for public schools as they prepare for an eventual safe return to in-person instruction, and provided details on new efforts to expand direct relief for restaurants. “As the weather turns colder and people are spending more time indoors, it …

Governor Hogan announces new Maryland financial relief programs for restaurants, artists, entertainment venues

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As part of Governor Larry Hogan’s $250 million economic recovery package for Marylanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, new financial assistance programs are now available to restaurants, independent artists, arts organizations, entertainment venues, and Main Street businesses across the state, officials announced on Thursday. “This economic recovery initiative will be critical to the struggling restaurants, small businesses, and Main …

CARES Act funding announced for Maryland fishing industry

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced this week that economic relief funds would be made available to the state’s commercial seafood industry through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), for those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be available beginning on November 4th.  The application will be available to eligible …