Maryland invests $19.6 million to bridge digital divide

ANNAPOLIS, MD—An initiative to close the digital divide in Maryland has awarded $19.6 million in grants to provide internet access to 2,400 previously unserved households. The governor’s office announced the grants as part of a $270 million plan to expand broadband access across the state, which includes a $19.6 million grant to provide internet access to 2,400 previously unserved households. […]

Gas prices decline for fourth straight week ahead of Memorial Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—For the fourth consecutive week, the nation’s average price of gasoline has decreased by 3.5 cents from a week ago to $3.55 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 12 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country. The national average is down 12.0 cents from a month ago but […]

M/V Dali, vessel that struck Key Bridge, refloated

BALTIMORE, MD—Salvors working with the Key Bridge Response Unified Command refloated and moved the M/V Dali at around 7 a.m. on Monday morning. The vessel that struck the Key Bridge two months ago is being relocated to a local marine terminal approximately 2.5 miles away. Additional information can be found in the graphic below from Unified Command. Photo via Unified […]

Maryland, South Australia expand economic partnership

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has announced the renewal and expansion of an economic memorandum of understanding between the governments of Maryland and South Australia. The agreement, originally signed in 2019, focuses on collaboration in cybersecurity, small satellites and space. It has now been broadened to include testing ranges, workforce development, and unmanned autonomous vehicles. The partnership will run for three […]

TSA prepares for busiest summer travel season ever

WASHINGTON—The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is prepared for the highest passenger volumes the agency has seen at airport security checkpoints nationwide during this summer’s travel season, which begins Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day. TSA forecasts Friday, May 24, to be the busiest travel day of the long Memorial Day weekend, anticipating nearly three million passengers. From May […]

Maryland adds 7,800 jobs in April

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland added 7,800 total jobs in the month of April, including 4,800 in private sector industries and big gains in expanding sectors such as Professional, Scientific and Technical services. The monthly jobs data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics this week also showed that job growth in March was healthier than initially reported, with […]

Governor Moore signs crime-fighting bills into law

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Maryland Governor Wes Moore this week signed legislation that aims to support victims of crime, build stronger pipelines to law enforcement jobs, and tackle the gun violence epidemic in the state. “When we entered office, we made public safety our number one priority, and we said we were going to move differently on this issue–because the status quo wasn’t […]