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July 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Toll Managed Lanes on 270, 495 Voted Back into State Highway Plans

One month after members of the region’s Transportation Planning Board voted to remove a road widening plan that includes managed toll lanes along I-270 and parts of I-495, the board changed its vote Wednesday and agreed to include the plan in its environmental analysis. The 28 to 10 vote was a victory for Gov. Larry […]

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July 8, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Anuncia Lotería de Becas para Jóvenes Residentes de Maryland Vacunados

El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció el miércoles otro incentivo para llevar la vacuna COVID-19 a los jóvenes residentes de Maryland. La Comisión de Educación Superior de Maryland (MHEC) y el Departamento de Salud de Maryland han formado una asociación para regalar $1 millón de dólares en becas universitarias a 20 residentes de Maryland vacunados de […]

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July 8, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Scholarship Lottery for Young Vaccinated Marylanders

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Wednesday another incentive to get the COVID-19 vaccine into young Marylanders. The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and the Maryland Department of Health have formed a partnership to give away $1 million in college scholarships to 20 vaccinated Marylanders ages 12 through 17. The initiative, called the VaxU Scholarship Promotion, […]

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July 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Courts Temporarily Halt Hogan’s Attempts to End Covid Jobless Benefits

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich called it “great news” that the Maryland Circuit Court issued a temporary restraining order to limit Gov. Larry Hogan’s ability to cut off enhanced federal unemployment benefits for workers who lost jobs during the pandemic. According to Judge Lawrence P. Fletcher-Hill’s ruling on July 3, the six plaintiffs in the […]

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June 25, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Trone on Infrastructure: What’s in It for Montgomery County?

After months of negotiations, President Joe Biden announced Thursday that a bipartisan infrastructure deal has been struck between a group of Democratic and Republican senators. According to Axios, “The deal will cost $1.2 trillion over eight years, or $974 billion over five years and offers more than $550 billion in new spending.” President Biden emerges […]

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June 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Former DNC Chair Tom Perez Enters Maryland Gubernatorial Race

Tom Perez, who recently completed his term as chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced on Wednesday that he is running for governor of Maryland. Perez, a resident of Takoma Park, announced his bid on social media, sharing a campaign video. Prior to serving as DNC chair, Perez served as U.S. Labor Secretary under former […]

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June 23, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Levantará el Estado de Emergencia de Maryland por COVID-19 el 1 de Julio

El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció planes para levantar el estado de emergencia de Maryland el 1 de julio. La acción pondría fin a todos los mandatos y restricciones del estado relacionados con COVID-19. Hogan declaró el estado de emergencia el 5 de marzo de 2020, el mismo día que anunció que tres residentes del condado […]

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June 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

New Law Named After Raskin’s Son Provides Call-In Program for People Experiencing Mental Health Issues

Beginning July 1, people experiencing mental health issues can opt into a friendly call-in program to receive regular wellness calls or texts under a new Maryland law named in memory of the the son of U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, who died from suicide. The Thomas Bloom Raskin Act, which was signed into law April 13 […]

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June 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan to Lift Maryland’s State of Emergency for COVID-19 on July 1

Gov. Larry Hogan announced plans to lift Maryland’s state of emergency on July 1. The action would put an end to all the state’s mandates and restrictions related to COVID-19. Hogan declared the state of emergency on March 5, 2020—the same day he announced that three Montgomery County residents tested positive for coronavirus. Over the […]

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June 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Novavax Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Shows 90% Efficacy Rate

The Gaithersburg biotechnology company, Novavax, announced Monday morning data from phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trials which were conducted in the United States and Mexico. Novavax found that the trial, which began in December and enrolled 29,960 participants, had an overall efficacy rate of 90.04%. Last year, Novavax was awarded $1.6 billion from the […]

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