Maryland launches $10M grant program for small businesses

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced grants of up to $50,000 to help small businesses expand or open in designated areas. The grants are part of the state’s Project Restore 2.0 and Business Boost grant programs. “When storefronts close down, our entire state feels it,” said Governor Moore. “Now is the time to work in partnership with the private […]

Maryland State Police remind citizens to verify credentials when using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler services

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police officials are reminding residents to use caution and verify credentials when using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler (ADR) and Scrap Processor services in Maryland. More commonly, Automotive Dismantler and Recycler (ADR) and Scrap Processor services post signs and advertisements, meant to entice citizens to purchase and/or sell automotive goods, ranging from used cars, RV’s/campers, trailers, to scrap […]

Maryland State Police reminding motorists not to drive impaired this Super Bowl weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD—Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and Maryland State Police are reminding motorists to enjoy the game, and avoid aggressive, distracted or impaired driving, when going to or leaving their destination. State troopers from all 23 Maryland State Police barracks, including the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE) team, will be focusing on aggressive, distracted, or […]

Health alert issued for chicken pilaf products sold at Trader Joe’s due to presence of small rocks

WASHINGTON—The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert due to concerns of a frozen ready-to-eat chicken pilaf product that may be contaminated with foreign material, specifically rocks. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed. A recall was not requested because the product […]

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 […]

Governor Moore unveils ENOUGH Act with support from local officials, community leaders [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week unveiled the ENOUGH Act, a first-in-the-nation state-level effort to end concentrated poverty. Joined at LIFE Ministries Church in Brooklyn by Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller; Senate President Bill Ferguson; Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones; Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott; Baltimore City Councilwoman Phylicia Porter; Baltimore Community Foundation Chief Executive Officer Dr. Shanaysha Sauls; […]

Maryland State Board of Education moves forward with next steps in State Superintendent search

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Board of Education has completed the development of the Leadership Profile that it will use to identify and screen potential candidates to serve as the next State Superintendent of Schools as the search process moves to the application phase. The Leadership Profile shows the key desired characteristics that students, parents, educators, community members, and stakeholders collectively […]

Governor Moore announces $150 million transportation budget restoration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As part of his Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal, Governor Wes Moore this week announced the one-year restoration of $150 million in funding to address transportation needs across the state. The proposed funding will enable restoration of previously planned reductions to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s budget for one year and will continue to drive the Moore-Miller Administration’s commitment […]