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Governor Moore announces EmPOWER Maryland plan to increase energy efficiency in more than 60,000 households

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will increase the number of households served by its EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program over the next three years. The approved plan is in response to new statewide household electric savings goals for limited-income households, established by the passage of HB169 during the 2023 …


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Governor Moore unveils Maryland’s State Plan, first in nearly ten years

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has unveiled the Moore-Miller Administration’s State Plan—Maryland’s first in nearly ten years. During an all-State employee town hall, the governor presented the administration’s priorities, strategic objectives, and data-driven key performance indicators. “Our State Plan is about more than big aspirational targets. We’ve laid out specific, actionable, realistic, and measurable goals and built our priorities by listening …


NOW YOU KNOW: The Governor’s Dangerous Housing Agenda

The following is an editorial piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Did you know that Governor Wes Moore has announced that one of his legislative priorities this year is to expand low-income housing across Maryland? Moore has said that he wants to create 96,000 low-income housing units. One of his bills, The Housing Expansion and Affordability Act (SB484/HB538), …

Governor Wes Moore delivers 2024 State of the State address [VIDEO, FULL TEXT]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—This week, Governor Wes Moore delivered his second State of the State address in the House Chamber of the Maryland State House. Governor Moore spoke before the Maryland General Assembly about how moving together in partnership will create progress and realize Maryland’s promise. Video from the address can be viewed below along with the full text: Governor Moore’s State …

Three Baltimore County Council members speak out against Governor Moore’s proposed housing legislation

The following is an open letter from Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, Councilman Todd Crandell, and Councilman Wade Kach: Dear Baltimore County citizens: As elected representatives from eastern and northern Baltimore County, we voice our deep concern and opposition to proposed legislation that would allow high density housing projects without County Council input, review, or approval. At the state level, …

Attorney General Brown announces $7.2 million in revenue to Maryland Opioid Restitution Fund from settlement with Publicis

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has announced that he and other state Attorneys General, working together with tribal governments, have reached a $350 million fifty-state settlement agreement with Publicis Health, LLC (“Publicis”), a division of the Paris-based global marketing conglomerate Publicis Groupe, S.A. Maryland will receive $7.2 million from the settlement (PDF) for Maryland to use in its …

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announces campaign for Congress [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced plans to run for Congress. “Johnny O.” will look to replace retiring Democratic Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger in Maryland’s second district. Olszewski, 41, is currently serving his second term as Baltimore County Executive. He previously spent nine years in the Maryland General Assembly. “I am excited to announce that I’m officially running …

Maryland Forest Service now accepting applications for Community Forestry Catalyst Fund

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Forest Service is offering a new grant program to distribute $4.8 million in federal Inflation Reduction Act funds towards urban and community forestry projects during the next four years. The Community Forestry Catalyst Fund expands resources for Maryland’s ambitious commitment to enhance its forest cover and tree canopy through the state’s 5 Million Trees for Maryland initiative …