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Governor Hogan unveils FY22 budget focused on education, tax relief, economic recovery [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday unveiled his Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) recovery budget, which makes record investments in K-12 education and public health, provides tax relief to struggling Marylanders and small businesses, expands resources for crime prevention and fighting the opioid epidemic, fully funds Chesapeake Bay restoration, and lays a strong foundation for the state’s economic recovery. “We …


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Olszewski unveils legislative agenda for 2021 General Assembly session

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will again make the fight for school construction and transformational education funding the top priorities of his legislative agenda for the upcoming 2021 General Assembly session. The continued push for education funding will be part of a robust agenda that also includes policies to protect the environment, replicate Baltimore County’s police reform model, and …


Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force releases final report

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday released the final report of the Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force. The report, Confronting the COVID-19 Access to Justice Crisis, is the culmination of six months of work by members of the task force and includes 59 significant legislative and policy recommendations to help Marylanders recover from the …

Senator West, Councilman Marks: Change law to enforce more oversight of schools

The following op-ed was submitted by Senator Chris West and Councilman David Marks, who represent northeastern Baltimore County. This month, instruction for Baltimore County Public Schools’ system was disrupted by a ransomware attack, the costs of which are still not known. We would like to thank the personnel who are working to correct the problem, as well as educators, students …

Perry Hall High School senior to serve as 2021 Maryland General Assembly student page

PERRY HALL, MD—Six Baltimore County Public Schools high school seniors, including one student from Perry Hall High School, have been selected to serve as 2021 Maryland General Assembly student pages. According to the Maryland General Assembly website, the 2021 Virtual Page Program has been “re-imagined” to provide the 2021 participants an opportunity to better understand and experience the legislative process …

Governor Hogan announces reduced COVID-19 gathering limits, restricted travel, additional financial assistance

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a COVID-19 press conference at the State House in Annapolis on Thursday afternoon. The governor reported that the post-Thanksgiving surge of COVID-19 had not materialized in Maryland to the extent that public health officials predicted, and did not rise to the levels that it has in most other states. Total hospitalizations decreased on Thursday by …

Governor Hogan reactivates National Guard as Maryland begins COVID-19 vaccinations [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday afternoon announced the reactivation of the Maryland National Guard to support state and local health officials in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines statewide. “With vaccine distribution now beginning in our state, we have finally reached a turning point. We are able to see the sun rising on the horizon—even if that horizon may still …

Consultant releases recommendations for Baltimore County Public Schools high school construction

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools have released the recommendations from the first phase of the Multi-Year Improvement Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS). MYIPAS is a 10-year capital planning process that will identify and prioritize needed improvements to Baltimore County’s school infrastructure. The first phase focused on high schools. The second phase, focusing on all remaining schools, centers, …