Events, Politics

Baltimore County Commission on Ethics and Accountability to hold first meeting

TOWSON, MD – The Baltimore County Blue Ribbon Commission on Ethics and Accountability will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., via Zoom. The Commission was created by County Executive Johnny Olszewski to study Baltimore County’s existing ethics laws and laws concerning the Office of Inspector General, and provide recommendations to ensure existing policies align …


Business, Politics

Olszewski appoints Baltimore County’s first Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that Giuliana Valencia-Banks will serve as Baltimore County’s first Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator and Joel Beller will serve as Acting Director of Government Affairs. As the Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator – a newly created position – Valencia-Banks will be a part of Baltimore County’s Office of Community and Engagement and will …


Governor Hogan signs legislation to legalize sports betting, repeal Maryland state song [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday signed into law HB 940, major legislation to legalize sports betting in the State of Maryland. It is one of 226 measures the governor enacted today alongside Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones. “Today we are signing another 226 bipartisan bills into law, including legislation to legalize sports betting in …

Olszewski makes key personnel announcements

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week made the following personnel announcements: Nominated C. Pete Gutwald to serve as Director of the Department of Permits Approvals and Inspections, effective January 15, 2021 Nominated Steve Lafferty to serve as Director of the Department of Planning effective January 15, 2021, and Named Jennifer M. Lynch, PhD. as Baltimore County’s Director of …

Governor Hogan signs emergency legislation, announces coronavirus response team

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday, after joining Vice President Mike Pence at the White House for a teleconference with the nation’s governors, enacted emergency legislation granting him the authority to transfer resources from the state’s rainy day fund for Maryland’s novel coronavirus response. The legislation, SB 1079, was passed unanimously last week by the Maryland Senate and the House of …

Olszewski names county’s first Ethics and Accountability Director

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced that Kelly Beckham Madigan has been appointed the first Executive Director for the newly created Baltimore County Office of Ethics and Accountability. Formed earlier this year as part of County Executive Olszewski’s sweeping package of ethics reforms, the Office of Ethics and Accountability will provide increased oversight of county government by …

Gov. Hogan announces cabinet, judicial appointments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced a cabinet appointment and three judicial appointments. The governor appointed Gregory Slater as secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation. Slater currently serves as Administrator of the State Highway Administration, a role in which he spearheaded the Traffic Relief Plan—the largest P3 project in the world—and led the negotiations for the Beltway Accord …

Governor Hogan, First Lady host cookout to recognize Maryland Buy Local Week

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan hosted the 12th annual Buy Local Cookout at Government House this week and officially recognized “Maryland Buy Local Week.” Maryland Buy Local Week encourages Maryland residents to take the Buy Local Challenge by incorporating at least one locally grown, produced, or harvested product into their meals each day. Governor …