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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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September 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Frustrated by Lack of Communication from Hogan: ‘We Might Get a Text the Day Of’

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, local, state and national leaders are consistently making decisions and announcements in order to do what they think is best for residents.  Gov. Larry Hogan has been holding press conferences in regard to COVID-19 since late February, sometimes making considerable announcements. Often in response to his announcements, Montgomery County leaders […]

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June 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Indoor Dining Can Resume on Friday, Hogan Announces

Indoor dining can resume at 50 percent capacity in Maryland beginning this Friday, June 12 at 5 p.m., Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday.  Outdoor graduation ceremonies and amusements like rides and miniature golf can also start again. Outdoor pools can increase capacity to 50 percent. All of these additional Phase 2 […]

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May 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Approves Phase 1 Order, Denounces Offensive Language from Residents

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved County Executive Marc Elrich’s new executive order to enter Phase 1 of reopening. On Thursday, Elrich held a press conference to announce that the county will begin a slow reopening starting Monday, June 1 at 6 a.m. He was met with booing and name-calling protesters, who believe the process […]

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May 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘I Refuse to Live in Fear’: Residents React to County’s First Step in Reopening

Montgomery County residents who don’t approve of the county’s approach to reopening did not go unheard at Thursday’s press conference from Executive Marc Elrich.  Elrich was booed as he took to the podium, and exclamations from residents continued throughout his announcements.  “I’m in the bad age group, but I’m not afraid and I refuse to […]

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May 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich to Announce Reopening Plans for Montgomery County Thursday

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will hold a press conference Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with other officials to announce reopening and recovery plans for the county. A statement from the county says he will be joined by County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles, Director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Dr. […]

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May 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: ‘Montgomery County is Not Changing its Policies’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles held a press conference Thursday to clarify the county’s position on reopening during the COVID-19 epidemic. On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that his Stay at Home order will be lifted effective Friday at 5 p.m. and Stage One of reopening Maryland will […]

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May 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for May 13 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, May 13. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Governor’s Press Conference:  At 5 p.m., Gov. Larry Hogan will hold a press conference on stage one of Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery. It will be streamed live on the governor’s Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts.  Tomorrow at 5 p.m., I will […]

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May 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for May 6 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, May 6 and it’s National Nurses Day! Thank a nurse for their frontline work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are five things to know for today in Montgomery County. 1. Governor’s Press Conference: Gov. Larry Hogan will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. to give COVID-19 updates. It streams live on his […]

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April 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Maryland Could Begin Reopening in Early May

Maryland’s plan for reopening has three stages and could begin in early May, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Friday.  “I’m optimistic that if Marylanders continue staying home and continue practicing physical distancing a little while longer, that our numbers could continue to plateau, and I’m hopeful that we could then be able […]

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