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Heavy traffic, road closures expected in Baltimore on Monday during Biden visit

BALTIMORE, MD—Joe Biden’s visit to Baltimore on Monday is expected to bring significant traffic congestion and delays to the area. Biden is expected to make the trip to Baltimore to tout how money from the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure legislation will be used to fund a replacement of the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, one of the oldest tunnels in the …


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Governor Hogan sends letter to Joe Biden asking for action to address Inflation Reduction Act provisions that hurt consumers

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday wrote a letter to Joe Biden calling for federal action to address protectionist provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act that impose trade barriers, drive up prices, and threaten access to affordable electric vehicles. “I appreciate and share your priority to bring greater manufacturing capability and supply chain stability to the United States’ domestic market,” …


U.S., Maryland flags to fly at half-staff to honor victims of Texas school shooting

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As a mark of respect for the victims of Tuesday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, President Joe Biden has ordered the U.S. Flag lowered to half-staff.  Governor Larry Hogan has also ordered the Maryland flag to be lowered. The flags will return to full-staff at sunset on Saturday, May 28, 2022. At least 19 children and …

Olszewski to host second virtual community input meeting on American Rescue Plan spending on Monday

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski will be joined by Baltimore County officials to host the second virtual public input meeting on feedback, ideas, and priorities regarding spending proposals for Baltimore County’s $160.7 million allocation from the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The meeting will take place online via WebEx at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 29th. Earlier this month, Olszewski announced …

House passes massive infrastructure bill with big boost for Chesapeake Bay Program, Governor Hogan issues statement

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation hailed Friday night’s passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The bill boosts funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program by a historic $238 million over five years. The House approved the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by a vote of 228-206. The U.S. Senate passed the …

Olszewski presents American Rescue Plan Act spending proposal for Baltimore County, to hold public input meetings

TOWSON. MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced spending proposals for Baltimore County’s $160.7 million allocation from the American Rescue Plan, which advance a broad range of innovative, equity-focused efforts in addition to ongoing pandemic response needs. Officials will utilize approximately $80 million in funds to support Baltimore County’s ongoing public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Baltimore County …

Governor Hogan requests presidential disaster declaration due to Tropical Depression Ida damage

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that he has requested a presidential disaster declaration for the State of Maryland as a result of tornadoes and severe flash flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Depression Ida. The governor designated the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) as the state coordinating agency for the request. “As our communities continue to recover …

Olszewski announces Baltimore County government office closures for Juneteenth holiday

UPDATE: Baltimore County Public Schools will be open and operating on normal schedule on Friday. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced that Baltimore County government offices, as well as District and Circuit Courts and CountyRide van service will be closed on Friday, June 18, in recognition of Juneteenth National Independence Day. This week, President …