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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 …


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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 …

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 outlines Maryland priorities in letter to Biden-Harris team

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In a letter to the Biden-Harris team, Governor Larry Hogan is urging the presidential and vice presidential candidates to prioritize a new stimulus relief package for states and small businesses struggling to weather the COVID-19 crisis. The letter can be viewed below. “My first priority for the citizens of Maryland continues to be a Phase 4 COVID-19 relief package …