Business, Education, Politics

Attorney General Frosh announces $1.85 billion settlement with student loan servicer Navient

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week announced that Navient Corporation, one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers, will provide relief totaling $1.85 billion to resolve allegations of unfair and deceptive student loan servicing practices and abuses in originating predatory student loans. This settlement, joined by a coalition of 39 attorneys general, resolves claims that since 2009, …


Business, Crime, Health, Politics

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $26 million in civil, criminal actions for U.S. taxpayers in FY 2021

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron this week announced that financial collections in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 in the District of Maryland reached $26,206,937.09. The U.S. Department of Justice keeps statistics on a fiscal year basis, closing the books each September 30th. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of employees of the U.S. Attorney’s …


Attorney General Frosh joins multistate coalition urging Department of Education to fix broken Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general in urging the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to take robust action to fix the broken Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Since borrowers first became eligible for relief in 2017, almost all PSLF applications have been rejected, leaving millions of public servants in …

Rosedale student named to 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars

ROSEDALE, MD—U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona this week announced the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. A Baltimore County student who lives in Rosedale made the list. “The 2021 Presidential Scholars represent extraordinary achievements for our extraordinary times,” said U.S. …

Attorney General Frosh calls for cancellation of federal student loan debt

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a multistate coalition urging the adoption of U.S. House and Senate resolutions that call for the cancellation of up to $50,000 in federal student debt owed by every federal student loan borrower nationwide. In their letter to Congress, the attorneys general stress the relief needed for borrowers struggling with unmanageable …

Governor Hogan announces $35.8 million in education relief funding for non-public schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that $35.8 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding is available for the state’s non-public schools to support safe reopenings. “I believe very strongly that every child in Maryland deserves access to a world-class education regardless of what neighborhood they happen to grow up in,” said Governor Hogan. “With this critical additional funding, we …

Olszewski nominates former state labor secretary to lead Department of Economic and Workforce Development

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday nominated Leonard J. Howie III to serve as the County’s Director of Economic and Workforce Development. Howie, who formerly served as Maryland Secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR), brings more than 30 years of management experience and more than a decade in senior leadership roles in state and …

Maryland Department of Labor awards nearly $17 million to 25 local adult education providers

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson on Thursday announced that Md. Labor has selected 25 adult education providers to receive $16.8 million in combined federal and state funds. These organizations will continue to expand access to adult education opportunities for Marylanders in the areas of adult basic and secondary education, English language acquisition, and civics education. “Labor is …