Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer Statement on April 2024 Jobs Report
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2M ago
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the April jobs report: “This morning’s job report once again proves that the American economy continues to be the envy of the world. Under President Biden’s leadership, we have added a historic 15.4 million jobs – including 175,000 in April alone – and seen 39 months of consecutive job growth, a record 17 million Americans applying to start small businesses, and increases in real wages. Additionally, the unemployment rate continues to stay historically low, under 4% for more than two years. “Our American economy is the envy of ..read more
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Calvert County Board of Elections Provides Voting Information for 2024 Primary Election
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3M ago
As the Maryland primary election approaches, it is essential for Calvert County residents to be informed about important voting information. The primary election will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, and it is crucial for all eligible voters to exercise their right to vote. Voter Registration: The last day to register in advance to vote or to change your voter information is Tuesday, April 23, 2024. Same-day voter registration will also be available at any voting location during early voting and on primary election day. For more information about voter registration, visit www.CalvertC ..read more
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – February 13, 2024
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5M ago
The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) began their business meeting with an invocation and the pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners then presented a proclamation for National Engineers Week. For the main agenda item, the CSMC approved a Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance amendment. During County Administrator Time, the Commissioners: Reviewed upcoming CSMC agendas. Heard a presentation from the Department of Economic Development on the Chesapeake Bay Passenger Ferry Feasibility Study. The Commissioners then received a legislative update from the Office of th ..read more
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Governor Moore Announces Federal Award to Assist At-Risk Seniors and People with Disabilities Secure Housing Support Services
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5M ago
Governor Wes Moore announced Maryland’s participation in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Housing and Services’ Partnership Accelerator. The program promotes interagency efforts to expand support for Medicaid-eligible Marylanders with disabilities and older adults who are at risk of or who are already experiencing homelessness. “This exciting announcement continues the Moore-Miller’s Administration’s commitment to making government work better for the people,” said Gov. Moore. “This program will strengthen coope ..read more
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Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces U.S. Senate Bid
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5M ago
Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan released the following statement on Friday, February 9, 2024. “It’s official – I’m running for the United States Senate to fight for Maryland and fix the broken politics in Washington! Like the vast majority of Marylanders, I’m completely fed up with politics-as-usual and the politicians in Washington who are more interested in arguing than getting anything done for the people they represent Enough is enough. We can do so much better, but not if we keep electing the same kind of typical partisan politicians. That’s why I’m running – not to serve one party ..read more
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Calvert County Election Board Announces Polling Place Changes, Mailer Notifications
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6M ago
The Calvert County Election Board is notifying voters in the Dunkirk, St. Leonard and Lusby areas about changes to their polling places. To ensure voters are informed and prepared for the upcoming elections, the Election Board is working to keep the community informed about changes affecting the electoral process. Affected voters in the Dunkirk, St. Leonard and Lusby areas will receive notification by mail within the next week indicating changes to their polling locations. These mailers will be marked with a fluorescent sticker that reads, “Open immediately, your polling place has changed.”&nb ..read more
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20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Celebration on Monday, Jan. 15, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland
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6M ago
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Celebration on Monday, Jan. 15, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. This year’s theme is Living the Dream: Hope, Courage & Unity. The program begins at 8 a.m. in the Campus Center Great Room. An optional breakfast opens at 6:30 a.m., at a cost of $15 payable at the Great Room entrance. This year’s keynote address will be given by Rev. Trisch L. Smith, global chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Edelman; African Methodist Episcopal Minister. Other speakers/performers will include S ..read more
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Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $5.1 Million for Gun Violence Prevention Programs
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by 0291
1y ago
U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie Raskin, David Trone, and Glenn Ivey (all D-Md.) announced $5,124,825 in federal funding from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to bolster gun violence prevention programs across the state. This funding for the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services (GOCPYVS) comes from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program’s Crisis Intervention Program and will be used to support the development and i ..read more
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Wes Moore Sworn in As Maryland’s First Black Governor
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1y ago
Wes Moore made history on January 18, 2023. Moore becomes Maryland’s first black Governor and only the 3rd ever elected in U.S. history. Moore was sworn in, taking the oath of office using Bibles once owned by his grandfather and Frederick Douglass. Moore’s speech can be viewed below. Former Governor Larry Hogan released a Farewell Address – Thank You, Maryland, which can be read here. Thank you for your 8 years of dedicated service. Key notes of his speech. “Good afternoon, Maryland, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you for the honor you have bestowed upon me and Aruna. Now yes, Aruna’s ..read more
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UPDATE: Piney Point Man Sentenced to 1-Year and 1 Day for Felony Charges for Actions During Capitol Breach
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1y ago
A Maryland man was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in prison for a felony charge related to his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election. John D. Andries, 37, of Piney Point, Maryland, pleaded guilty on August 23, 2022, in the District of Columbia to obstruction of an official proceeding. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras ordered $2,000 restitution an ..read more
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