Business, Education, Politics

Maryland General Assembly passes Built to Learn Act

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Tuesday, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB1, the so-called “Built to Learn Act.” The bill will invest an additional $2.2 billion into school construction prioritizing schools with the oldest buildings and schools with a high number of classroom trailers. HB-1 includes three northeastern Baltimore County school projects; a new elementary school in Rosedale, a new middle school at …


Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

Governor Hogan re-designates violent crime bills as emergency legislation

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At a Thursday press conference marking the halfway point of the legislative session, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he is re-designating his bills to combat the violent crime crisis in Baltimore City as emergency legislation so that they can be signed into law and take effect immediately. To date, the General Assembly has not taken action on the governor’s …


Marks, Henn applaud passage of Built to Learn Act

UPDATE: The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Built to Learn ActMaryland General Assembly has passed the Built to Learn Act. Original story below… ——— NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Friday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed HB1 the “Built to Learn Act.” This bill will invest an additional $2.2 billion into school construction prioritizing schools with the oldest buildings and schools with …

Governor Hogan to deliver 2020 State of the State address [VIDEO, FULL TEXT]

UPDATE: This story has been updated to include video and full text from Governor Hogan’s State of the State address. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday at noon, Governor Larry Hogan will deliver the 2020 State of the State address to the members of the Maryland General Assembly. The address will be broadcast live on Maryland Public Television. Following …

Governor Hogan appoints two to Maryland General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that he has appointed Delegate Shelly L. Hettleman to the Maryland Senate and Sheila S. Ruth to the Maryland House of Delegates. The governor appointed Delegate Hettleman and Ruth following the recommendations of the Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee. “I am confident that Delegate Hettleman and Ms. Ruth will continue to represent the …

Governor Hogan introduces legislation to return schools to post-Labor Day start [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that he is introducing the Universal School Start Act of 2020 requiring Maryland public schools to start after Labor Day, and ending the confusion of having Maryland’s counties each starting on different dates. This confusion was created by the General Assembly’s actions in 2019, when it overturned Hogan’s executive order requiring that school …

PHHS girls soccer team recognized by Maryland General Assembly

PERRY HALL, MD—The Perry Hall High School girls soccer team took a very special trip on Friday. The Lady Gators and coach Matt Smoot were recognized by the Maryland General Assembly were for winning their second consecutive 4A State Championship. The girls soccer team defeated Severna Park back in November to repeat as class 4A girls soccer champs in the …

Olszewski issues testimony in support of school construction funding in Annapolis

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday testified before state leaders in Annapolis in support of HB 1—Built to Learn Act, legislation that would provide much-needed, state school construction funding. Baltimore County has funded $242 million in shovel-ready school construction projects. These projects cannot move forward without increased state investment and additional needs remain, including several Baltimore County high schools. …