COVID-19 in Maryland

Feds Tell States to Give COVID-19 Vaccine to Anyone 65 and Older; Hogan Pondering...

The Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available doses will be...

AFSCME Releases Legislative Priorities

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 3, the largest union representing Maryland government workers, released its list of prioritized legislation...

Hogan Proposes $1 Billion Relief Package, Pressures Legislature for Swift Passage

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) unveiled a proposed billion-dollar stimulus package at a Monday morning press conference, which would give low-income families $750...
Olszewski

Olszewski: State’s Investment in Students and Teachers Is Long Overdue

For nearly a year, our public school classrooms have sat empty, as the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly forced students and educators online. I offer my...

Advocacy Groups, Political Leaders Ramp up Pressure on Lawmakers, Hogan for More Relief

As Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) prepares to unveil his latest COVID-19 relief package Monday and with the annual General Assembly session set...

Lawmakers Eye One-Cent Increase in Alcohol Tax to Address Health Disparities

Johns Hopkins University and the JHU health system on Friday joined a legislative push to boost healthcare in under-served communities.More than 250 other organizations...
Democracy

Opinion: Democracy During a Pandemic Depends on New Ways for Public to Be Heard

The Maryland General Assembly will soon convene in Annapolis for its annual 90-day session. While this will be the state’s 442nd legislative session, business...

Rutherford, Franchot Announce New Help for Small Businesses

Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford (R) and state Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) used Wednesday's Board of Public Works meeting to announce separate relief...

Hogan Enlists Guard Units, Retired Health Professionals to Help Vaccinate Marylanders

Fighting off complaints that Maryland has been slow to act, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) pledged on Tuesday that the state will use...

Opinion: How to Address the Pandemic’s Devastation in a Year of Budgetary Constraints

During the 2021 General Assembly session, lawmakers will be constrained by budgetary shortfalls, unaddressed legislation from last session, and tremendous needs for constituents. This...