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Maryland to receive over $400 million in funding to support expanded COVID-19 testing, vaccination distribution

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced two upcoming actions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide more than $22 billion in funding to states, localities, and territories in support of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as directed by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. The state …


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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to rise along with the overall positivity rate over the past week.  Mortality rates continued to decline during the same time period. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, November 20, 2020, there have been 177,086 cases of novel coronavirus …


Flags lowered to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hogan & Olszewski issue statements

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The United States and Maryland flags have been lowered to half-staff to honor the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday evening at 87 years of age following a lengthy battle with cancer. Gunsburg was nominated by President Bill Clinton and was generally viewed as belonging to the liberal wing of the …

Frosh, other Attorneys General, file suit against EPA

UPDATE: Governor Larry Hogan has issued a statement in response to Attorney General Frosh’s legal action against the EPA: “Earlier this year, I directed the Attorney General to take this legal action in keeping with our generational responsibility and shared obligation to enhance, protect, and restore the Chesapeake Bay. The Bay is a national treasure, and our administration has committed …

Frosh joins lawsuit to protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil, gas drilling

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a coalition of 15 states filing a federal lawsuit to challenge a decision by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to proceed with an oil and gas leasing program in the Coastal Plain region of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. The Coastal Plain is a …

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 …

AG Frosh joins lawsuit over proposed changes to U.S. Postal Service

UPDATE: The head of the U.S. Postal Service said on Tuesday he would pause operational changes at the agency until after the November election. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced that Maryland is joining a multistate coalition in filing a federal lawsuit challenging operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service. The proposed Postal …