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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 …


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Maryland Department of Labor to offer series of virtual recruitment events for temporarily dislocated hospitality employees

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Workforce Development will be holding a series of nine virtual recruitment events to help Marylanders who have been temporarily dislocated from the hospitality industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. These recruitments will connect hundreds of unemployed Marylanders with employers looking to fill positions in various industries and locations across the state. “While the …


Governor Hogan: Maryland Department of Commerce to forgive $75 million in commercial emergency loan debt, state to fund $25 million in low-income housing tax credit projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday afternoon delivered an update on Maryland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, the state provided $75 million in emergency loans to Maryland businesses. On Thursday, Governor Hogan directed the Maryland Department of Commerce to forgive the entire $75 million in emergency loan debt. The loans will be converted to grants, which will not …

Governor Larry Hogan proclaims November 8-14 National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed November 8-14 as National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland. This week-long observance will celebrate apprenticeship as a proven workforce development tool and recognize the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program’s success in growing the state’s registered apprenticeship programs. Maryland now has a record 11,266 registered apprentices currently working, earning, and learning, which represents the highest participation …

Governor Hogan announces new Maryland financial relief programs for restaurants, artists, entertainment venues

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As part of Governor Larry Hogan’s $250 million economic recovery package for Marylanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, new financial assistance programs are now available to restaurants, independent artists, arts organizations, entertainment venues, and Main Street businesses across the state, officials announced on Thursday. “This economic recovery initiative will be critical to the struggling restaurants, small businesses, and Main …

Maryland Department of Health encourages residents to participate in annual Walk Maryland Day events

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is encouraging Marylanders to take part in today’s 6th annual Walk Maryland Day through planned walks across the state, while maintaining social distancing and wearing face coverings. The event is a highlight of the state’s month-long celebration of “Walktober,” which focuses on Maryland’s official exercise. Walk Maryland Day 2020 urges all Marylanders to Walk …