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January 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Propone Pagos Directos como Parte del Nuevo Paquete de Ayuda de Mil Millones

El gobernador Larry Hogan presentó el lunes un paquete de estímulo de mil millones de dólares que incluye pagos directos a los residentes de Maryland que califiquen. La Ley de Recuperación para la Economía, Medios de Vida, Industrias, Empresarios y Familias (RELIEF) debe ser aprobada por la legislatura estatal antes de que entre en vigencia. […]

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January 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Proposes Direct Stimulus Payments as Part of New $1 Billion Relief Package

Gov. Larry Hogan introduced a $1 billion stimulus and tax relief package Monday that includes direct stimulus payments to qualifying Marylanders. The Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs and Families (RELIEF) Act must be passed by the state legislature before it can take effect. The 2021 legislative session begins Wednesday, and Hogan said he […]

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October 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Pulls $250 Million From Rainy Day Fund, Said State Still Needs Federal Help

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is pulling $250 million from its rainy day fund to offer further economic relief. The money will fund new relief programs and the expansion of existing programs, Hogan said at a press conference Thursday. He called on federal leaders to take similar action and pass further stimulus relief. Hogan […]

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July 16, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Maryland Desmantela un Enorme Esquema de Fraude de Desempleo

El estado de Maryland descubrió una “empresa criminal masiva y sofisticada” de fraude de seguro de desempleo, anunció el gobernador Larry Hogan en una conferencia de prensa, el miércoles. El Gobernador dijo que el crimen involucra robo de identidad generalizado y más de 47,000 reclamos fraudulentos por un total de más de $501 millones de […]

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July 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

A ‘Massive, Sophisticated Criminal Enterprise’: Maryland Uncovers Huge Unemployment Fraud Scheme

The state of Maryland uncovered a “massive, sophisticated criminal enterprise” of unemployment insurance fraud, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday.  He said the crime involves widespread identity theft and more than 47,000 fraudulent claims totaling over $501 million. Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson explained that the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program […]

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April 28, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Personas que No Califican para Beneficios Recibirán un Cheque del Condado

El Condado de Montgomery otorgará cheques a los residentes con ingresos inferiores al 50 por ciento del nivel federal de pobreza, que no califican para los beneficios federales o estatales de COVID-19. El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del condado (DHHS) es el encargado de administrar el programa de Pago de Ayuda de Emergencia […]

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April 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Low-Income Residents Who Don’t Qualify for Benefits Will Get Check from County

Montgomery County will give out one-time checks to residents with incomes below 50 percent of the federal poverty level, who do not qualify for federal or state COVID-19 benefits.  The county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is administering the Emergency Assistance Relief Payment (EARP) program, according to a statement from the county. A […]

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March 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke, Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

MoCo Snow Blog: Nor’easter 2017 (VIDEO)

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain from now thru 2 p.m. for Montgomery County. This is your source for the latest wintry weather news in Montgomery County. We hope you will contribute your snow updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email […]

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February 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Leaders to Discuss Immigration Strategy Today (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Council President Roger Berliner are meeting with community organizations today to discuss strategy for the challenges ahead when it comes to local immigration issues. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Berliner says the hotline number to know is 3-1-1 if you have questions or concerns about immigration locally.

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January 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Navarro Denounces President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro says she is outraged about the executive orders President Trump signed this week on immigration. “I am outraged that President Trump has chosen to single-handedly obliterate protections for many of our residents who are working hard for a better life in our County and in counties and cities across […]

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