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Governor Hogan Announces $4.6 Billion Tax Relief Package for Hardworking Maryland Families, Small Businesses, and Retirees

Governor Hogan Announces $4.6 Billion Tax Relief Package for Hardworking Maryland Families, Small Businesses, and Retirees

Governor Larry Hogan announced the largest tax relief package in state history to deliver more than $4.6 billion in much-needed relief for hardworking Maryland families, small businesses, and retirees. “Next to our health recovery from the worst pandemic in more than a century, nothing is more important than our continued economic recovery,” said Governor...
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Maryland 9-1-1 Board Warns that 3G Network Mobile Phones May Cease Operating in 2022

Maryland 9-1-1 Board Warns that 3G Network Mobile Phones May Cease Operating in 2022

The Maryland 9-1-1 Board is issuing a warning to consumers that older phones may cease operating in early 2022 due to the retirement of 3G networks and support for phones using 3G service. This may include other devices that use 3G connectivity, such as some medical alert devices, tablets, smart watches, and home security...
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Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the expansion of his Re-Fund The Police Initiative to a three-year, $500 million investment in increased support for law enforcement, and for increased crime control and victim protection services across the state. The governor also announced that he will reintroduce legislation to address violent crime during the upcoming session...
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Maryland’s Winter Turkey Season Opens January 20

Maryland’s Winter Turkey Season Opens January 20

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from Jan. 20-22 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2021 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex.  “Wild...
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Maryland Department of Health Partnering with Local Hospitals as COVID-19 Testing Sites

Maryland Department of Health Partnering with Local Hospitals as COVID-19 Testing Sites

Testing Announcements The MDH-run site in Annapolis at the Corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets and State Center, Baltimore City sites will continue to operate as previously scheduled. Please verify the operating status of any site before visiting. Additional site openings and schedule expansions will be announced in the coming days. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH), in partnership with...
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Maryland Deer Firearms Season Reopens January 7th

Maryland Deer Firearms Season Reopens January 7th

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the January firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 7, 2022, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season is open Jan. 7-8 in...
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State Highway Administration Prepares for Next Round of Winter Weather in Maryland

State Highway Administration Prepares for Next Round of Winter Weather in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is preparing for the next round of winter weather poised to affect the state. The current timing of this storm is anticipated to influence both the Thursday evening and Friday morning commutes. Motorists are encouraged to telework if possible or reschedule/cancel their commute to...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from Thursday Afternoon to Friday Morning

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from Thursday Afternoon to Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has placed Southern Maryland under a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 3:00 p.m., to Friday, Jan.7 at 10:00 a.m. WHAT…Snow. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Isolated higher amounts of around 5 inches are possible. WHERE…In Maryland, St. Marys County. In Virginia,...
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SMECO Continues Power Restoration Work, Releases Estimated Time Frame for Power Restoration

SMECO Continues Power Restoration Work, Releases Estimated Time Frame for Power Restoration

Released 1/5/2021 at 12:00 p.m., Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) crews and contractors have been working since the early morning hours of Monday, January 3, to restore electric service to members who were affected by weather-related power outages. Between 6:30 a.m. Monday and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, SMECO has had 78,600 customers affected...
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Governor Hogan Declares 30-Day State of Emergency, Mobilizes 1,000 Members of Maryland National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 Surge

Governor Hogan Declares 30-Day State of Emergency, Mobilizes 1,000 Members of Maryland National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 Surge

Governor Larry Hogan today declared a 30-day state of emergency to take urgent short-term actions to combat the current COVID-19 surge and mobilized 1,000 members of the Maryland National Guard to assist state and local health officials with the ongoing pandemic response. Today, Maryland hit a record high 3,057 COVID-19 hospitalizations, which is an increase of...
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SMECO Winter Storm Power Restoration Update

SMECO Winter Storm Power Restoration Update

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has been working throughout the day to restore electric service to members who were affected by weather-related power outages. According to SMECO spokesperson Tom Dennison, “At our peak on Monday afternoon at 3 p.m., we had more than 45,000 customers without power. We were able to restore service to...
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National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook for Tuesday, January 4, to Friday, January 7, 2022

National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook for Tuesday, January 4, to Friday, January 7, 2022

National Weather Service has posted a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay, Tidal Potomac River, and I-95 corridor through central Maryland, northern Virginia, and District of Columbia. DAY ONE…Today, on Tuesday January 4, 2022, and tonight Cold temperatures tonight will cause any melted snow to refreeze on all untreated surfaces....
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SMECO Winter Storm Outage Update

SMECO Winter Storm Outage Update

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has been working throughout the day to restore electric service to members who were affected by weather-related power outages. According to SMECO spokesperson Tom Dennison, “with a foot of snow or more in parts of SMECO’s service area, this winter storm has caused power outages throughout Southern Maryland.” SMECO’s...
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Justice Department Awards More Than $100 Million to Support Youth

Justice Department Awards More Than $100 Million to Support Youth

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced that it will award grants totaling nearly $103 million to support youth and help achieve greater equity in the juvenile justice system. “We must focus on the needs of our nation’s youth, particularly those who are at risk of victimization and justice system involvement,”...
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Governor Hogan Provides Update on Response to Winter Storm, Continues to Urge Marylanders to Stay Off The Roads

Governor Hogan Provides Update on Response to Winter Storm, Continues to Urge Marylanders to Stay Off The Roads

Governor Larry Hogan today provided an update on the state’s ongoing response to the winter storm that has brought heavy snowfall to the region and caused major impacts on roads and transportation systems. “Our statewide operations center is fully activated and closely monitoring these hazardous conditions,” said Governor Hogan. “Given the rapidly increasing rate...
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Governor Hogan Provides Update on Statewide Preparations for Winter Storm

Governor Hogan Provides Update on Statewide Preparations for Winter Storm

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for an incoming winter storm that could have a significant impact on roads and transportation systems. At this time, most of the state is under winter weather advisories and warnings, and the National Weather Service has expanded...
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Maryland Awarded Grant to Give $10,000 in Rideshare Credits During Holiday Season

Maryland Awarded Grant to Give $10,000 in Rideshare Credits During Holiday Season

CODE: MAKEAPLANNYE VALID 4:00 P.M. DECEMBER 31, 2021 – 7:00 A.M. JANUARY 1, 2022 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office (MHSO) has extended its partnership with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) to provide $10,000 in additional Uber ride credits to Marylanders, courtesy of Responsibility.org....
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State of Maryland Surpasses 2,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Governor Hogan Provides Update on Ongoing Emergency Actions

State of Maryland Surpasses 2,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Governor Hogan Provides Update on Ongoing Emergency Actions

With Maryland surpassing 2,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide, Governor Larry Hogan today provided Marylanders with an update regarding ongoing emergency actions: “As we have been projecting, our statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations have now reached record levels and surpassed 2,000—a surge driven primarily by unvaccinated patients. It cannot be stressed enough that getting vaccinated and getting boosted are your...
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Maryland Property Values Rise 12.0% According to SDAT’s 2022 Reassessment​

Maryland Property Values Rise 12.0% According to SDAT’s 2022 Reassessment​

The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) announced its 2022 reassessment of 704,430 “Group 1” residential and commercial properties. In Maryland, there are more than 2 million property accounts which are split into three groups, each appraised once every three years. The overall statewide increase for “Group 1” properties was 12.0% over the...
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Justice Department Awards More Than $40 Million to Improve Services for Crime Victims

Justice Department Awards More Than $40 Million to Improve Services for Crime Victims

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced grant awards totaling over $40 million to enhance services for victims of crime across the United States. The grants build on more than $1.2 billion in funding announced in September to support victim assistance and victim compensation programs administered by states and territories. “The Department...
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Police Investigating Three Shot in Lanham, 24-Year-Old Bowie Man Killed

Police Investigating Three Shot in Lanham, 24-Year-Old Bowie Man Killed

Detectives are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Bilal Rashad of Bowie. On December 27, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 9900 block of Good Luck Road in Lanham for the report of a shooting. At the time, officers located a crime scene at that...
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Justice Department Awards More Than $125 Million in Grants Under the STOP School Violence Act

Justice Department Awards More Than $125 Million in Grants Under the STOP School Violence Act

The Department of Justice announced nearly $126 million in funding to advance school safety under the STOP School Violence Act. The grants, awarded by the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), will help institute safety measures in and around...
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Maryland Judiciary Reverts Operations to Phase III in Response to Omicron Variant Surge

Maryland Judiciary Reverts Operations to Phase III in Response to Omicron Variant Surge

The Maryland Judiciary announced today, effective Wednesday, December 29, 2021, it will reduce operations and revert to Phase III of its five-phased reopening plan in response to the Omicron variant surge. The interim operational plan will last until February 8, 2022, pending further order. Clerks’ offices in both the District Court of Maryland and circuit courts...
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Justice Department Awards More Than $210 Million to Support Forensic Science

Justice Department Awards More Than $210 Million to Support Forensic Science

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced grant awards totaling more than $210 million to fund crime laboratories, support research, decrease DNA backlogs and help law enforcement identify missing persons. The funding is administered by the OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ). “The department is...
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Justice Department Awards More Than $37 Million to Support Innovations in Policing

Justice Department Awards More Than $37 Million to Support Innovations in Policing

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced grant awards totaling over $37 million to support evidence-based law enforcement strategies designed to build trust with communities and improve public safety. The grants, made by OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ), will support partnerships between researchers and...
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