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Olszewski sets new goal for 100 percent renewable energy by 2026, Baltimore County announces new SunPower solar projects

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced a new project with SunPower Corp. to install solar panel arrays at two closed County landfills, which are expected to generate the equivalent of 35 percent of the electricity demand of the County’s buildings and facilities—putting the County on track to exceed current renewable energy goals. As a result, Olszewski on Wednesday …


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Governor Hogan issues emergency order preventing garnishment of new stimulus payments, President Biden plans tax hike

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday issued an emergency order prohibiting garnishment of Economic Impact Payments provided under H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. “For more than a year now, COVID-19 has caused incredible hardships for the people of our nation and our state,” said Governor Hogan. “This funding is intended to support working families and struggling …


Governor Hogan: Capacity limits to be lifted at Maryland businesses, restaurants, churches, recreational establishments

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday afternoon held a press conference to provide an update on the state’s COVID-19 response measures. Given the state’s improving coronavirus metrics, the governor announced that, effective Friday, March 12, at 5 p.m., capacity limits will be lifted on outdoor and indoor dining. Restaurants and bars will still be limited to seated and distanced service …

Baltimore County to allow youth sports to resume on February 1

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday issued an Executive Order stating that amateur sports events, including high school, youth, and/or recreational games, clinics, skills sessions, scrimmages and practices, may restart effective Monday, February 1, 2021. Outdoor Sports Attendance at organized amateur sports events held outdoors is limited to: Players; Referees and/or officials; Trainers, coaches and staff; and One …

Olszewski issues Executive Order capping food delivery app fees in Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In an effort to support Baltimore County restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday issued an Executive Order capping the fees that third-party food delivery apps can charge local restaurants. As restaurants have had to shift their business models to respond to pandemic-related restrictions on dining, many have looked to third-party delivery apps to …

Governor Hogan renews COVID-19 State of Emergency declaration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday continued to call for vigilance in the fight against COVID-19 as he issued an order renewing the current state of emergency in Maryland. “While Maryland’s positivity and case rates remain lower than most states in America, we are closely monitoring increases in some of our key health metrics as well as rising numbers in …

Maryland stadiums, outdoor venues allowed to reopen at 10% capacity

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Robert Neall on Friday issued orders updating safe capacity limits for outdoor sporting and entertainment venues, while maintaining face covering requirements and strict public health protocols. “With our key health metrics low and stable, we are taking steps to allow more spectators, including fans of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington …

Governor Hogan announces expanded capacity for indoor dining, celebrates Maryland Restaurant Week [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday marked the beginning of the state’s first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week by announcing expanded capacity for indoor dining. Effective Monday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m., capacity for indoor operations at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75 percent, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC, FDA, and the National …