Business, Education, Politics

Governor Hogan announces additional vetoes

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In addition to the vetoes announced earlier this week, Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced in letters to General Assembly leaders that, in accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, he has vetoed the following legislation passed during the 2021 legislative session: HB 1322 – Primary and Secondary Education – School Personnel Not Returning to In-Person …


Police/Fire, Politics

Parkville Precinct presents 2019, 2020 Officer of the Year Awards

PARKVILLE, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department’s Parkville Precinct held a ceremony this week to present their 2019 and 2020 Officer of the Year Awards. Officer Annette Savoy (2019) and Officer Erik Jenkins (2020) each took home the award. BCoPD said the following about each recipient: Officer Jenkins “As a 13-year veteran, Officer Jenkins maintains a high level of criminal and …


Governor Hogan vetoes bill that would eliminate life sentences without parole for juveniles

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced actions on legislation passed by the General Assembly during the 2021 legislative session. The governor has vetoed SB494 – Juveniles Convicted as Adults – Sentencing – Limitations and Reductions. Governor Hogan issued the following statement on the matter: “Our administration has consistently demonstrated a historic commitment to criminal justice reform. In 2016, we passed …

Governor Hogan announces additional COVID-19 relief grants for Maryland schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools, both public and nonpublic, as they continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding provides $1 million grants to 10 programs that address the needs of at-risk students. “An essential part of Maryland’s recovery …

Governor Hogan announces $258 million in additional rental relief funding

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that a total of $402 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding had been distributed to Maryland to provide assistance for individuals and families struggling to pay their rent due to the pandemic. A total of $258.1 million was provided to the state this week, which will be administered through the Department of Housing …

Governor Hogan unveils FY22 budget focused on education, tax relief, economic recovery [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday unveiled his Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) recovery budget, which makes record investments in K-12 education and public health, provides tax relief to struggling Marylanders and small businesses, expands resources for crime prevention and fighting the opioid epidemic, fully funds Chesapeake Bay restoration, and lays a strong foundation for the state’s economic recovery. “We …

Olszewski unveils legislative agenda for 2021 General Assembly session

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will again make the fight for school construction and transformational education funding the top priorities of his legislative agenda for the upcoming 2021 General Assembly session. The continued push for education funding will be part of a robust agenda that also includes policies to protect the environment, replicate Baltimore County’s police reform model, and …

Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force releases final report

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday released the final report of the Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force. The report, Confronting the COVID-19 Access to Justice Crisis, is the culmination of six months of work by members of the task force and includes 59 significant legislative and policy recommendations to help Marylanders recover from the …