Business, Health, Politics

Gov. Hogan announces 2nd consecutive decrease in health insurance premiums

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) has approved an average 10.3% premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2020. This means that, for the second consecutive year, all individual insurance rates in Maryland will see important decreases. The new rates reflect the impact of the …


Business, Education, Politics

Study: Post-Labor Day school start shows significant economic impact

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Starting school after Labor Day has “a clear, positive impact on both state and local government economies” with a total net economic impact of up to $115 million, according to a new analysis from the Business Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON) at Salisbury University. The report, entitled “The Economic, Employment and Fiscal Impacts Of Added Summer Vacation Days …


2019 scholarships for Maryland students set new record

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland’s class of 2019 received more than $1.635 billion in college scholarship offers, surpassing the class of 2018’s record total by more than $100 million, according to the results of a new Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) survey. “Education is our administration’s top priority, and we would like to congratulate Maryland’s students for setting a new …

Opioid, heroin, and fentanyl-related deaths continued to decline in 2nd quarter

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) has released its 2019 second quarter report, which shows that Maryland has experienced its first six-month decline in the total number of opioid-related fatalities in at least a decade. Release of the report comes during National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness of substance use disorders and …

Gov. Hogan to lead joint infrastructure, economic development mission to Australia

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan will lead a joint infrastructure and economic development mission to Australia from September 22-30 with engagements in Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne. Sydney: NGA Infrastructure Initiative As chairman of the National Governors Association, Governor Hogan will lead a bipartisan delegation to Sydney to advance his yearlong infrastructure initiative. This is the first international visit as part of …

Baltimore and Montgomery County join Maryland’s Youth Apprenticeship Program

BALTIMORE, MD – Governor Larry Hogan, together with Maryland Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson and Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, on Tuesday announced that Baltimore and Montgomery County Public School Systems have joined the Apprenticeship Maryland Program. Twelve counties are now participating in the state’s apprenticeship program for high school juniors and seniors, which accounts for half …