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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday July 05, 2020 ( 23 items )  

A.G. Becerra Criticizes Trump Order Instructing Federal Agencies to Circumvent Critical Environmental Review Processes
SACRAMENTO, California, June 30 -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following news release: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey led a multistate coalition in expressing opposition to President Trump's recently signed executive order instructing federal agencies to use emergency authority to bypass critical environmental review and permitting processes for infrastructure projects.   more

Delaware Technical Community College: Delmarva Power Establishes Delmarva Power Community Scholars Program
DOVER, Delaware, July 2 -- Delaware Technical Community College issued the following news: As part of its ongoing support for customers and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Delmarva Power has announced it will donate $75,000 through its Community Scholars Program to support local Delaware and Maryland students seeking careers in energy-related fields. Delmarva Power's Community Scholars Program will provide financial assistance to students pursuing higher education and vocational  more

Hood College Receives $2.2 Million Grant From HRSA
FREDERICK, Maryland, June 30 -- Hood College issued the following news: Hood College's counseling program has received a $2.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This grant, to be dispersed over the next five years, is for the master's program in clinical mental health counseling to increase its diversity as well as the diversity of the profession, by strengthening the recruitment and retention efforts and graduation rates of students from disadvantaged   more

Johns Hopkins University: Individuals Physically Distanced Before State Mandates, Slowing COVID-19 Spread
BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 2 -- Johns Hopkins University issued the following news release: Residents in all 25 of the U.S. counties hardest hit by COVID-19 began to limit their public movements six to 29 days before states implemented stay-at-home orders, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. The decline in the number of daily trips people made as tracked by mobile phone data helped slow the spread of the virus, according to findings published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseas  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Coalition Fighting for Recognition of Equal Rights Amendment as 28th Amendment to Constitution
BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 1 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on June 30: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general and one governor in fighting to have the federal government recognize the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. An amendment requires ratification of three-fourths of states, and earlier this year, a 38th state provided the final vote needed to ratify th  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Leads Coalition Urging President Trump to Maintain Environmental Protections During Review of Infrastructure Projects
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 30 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on June 29: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh led a coalition of 16 state attorneys general in urging President Trump to withdraw a controversial Executive Order that instructs federal agencies to avoid full compliance with environmental laws when approving infrastructure projects. "Since taking office, President Trump has sacrificed important public health protections to benefit b  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Urges Trump Administration to Strengthen Standards Regulating Particulate Matter Pollution
BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 1 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general in urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set aside its arbitrary and capricious proposal to strengthen the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter pollution. In the comments, the attorneys general argue that the EPA's analysis and proposal to retain the 20  more

Maryland PSC Approves Settlement in Transource Case
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, July 1 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved a settlement agreement in the application of Transource Maryland, LLC to build two new 230 kV overhead transmission lines crossing from Maryland into Pennsylvania--a proposal known as the Independent Energy Connection (IEC) Project. A proposed settlement concerning the Pennsylvania portions of the IEC Project is currently pending regulatory  more

Maryland PSC: O'Donnell Elected to Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners Leadership Team
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 30 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Maryland Public Service Commissioner Anthony J. O'Donnell has been elected to the 2020-2021 leadership team for the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC). Commissioner O'Donnell will serve as MACRUC First Vice President for the coming year. He was elected by his peers from the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky,  more

Mass. A.G. Healey Calls on President Trump to Withdraw Illegal Order That Ignores Environmental Protections, Community Input
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 30 -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued the following news release: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra co-led a coalition of 16 attorneys general calling on President Trump to withdraw a controversial Executive Order that unlawfully instructs federal agencies to use narrow emergency authority to avoid full compliance with environmental laws when approving   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces $190 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses, Higher Education, Nonprofit Organizations
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, July 1 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced $190 million in relief to help colleges, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, over the last week, the governor has announced $475 million in new investements through the federal CARES Act. "As Maryland continues to grapple with an unprecedented fiscal crisis, we are directing more than $475 million in federal resour  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Additional Steps to Further Expand COVID-19 Testing for Marylanders
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, July 3 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: As state health officials continue to call for caution and vigilance in the fight against COVID-19, Governor Larry Hogan today announced additional steps to further expand testing, including a new Maryland Department of Health (MDH) directive instructing physicians to order a test for any individual who requests it, as well as additional testing site options. The governor also announced that state h  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Proclaims Freedom of the Press Day
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 30 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed June 28 "Freedom of the Press Day" in honor of the five Capital Gazette employees who were murdered in the newsroom on June 28, 2018: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters. "Two years ago today, five Marylanders lost their lives to a heinous and unthinkable act of violence," said Governor Hogan. "Today, as we honor those we  more

Md. Gov. Hogan, Superintendent Salmon Announce $210 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Remote Learning, Targeted Tutoring
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 30 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced $210 million in additional funding to help Maryland schools and students most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding, allocated through the federal CARES Act, will be used to ensure that more students have access to remote learning, and expand targeted tutoring initiatives for at-risk students. "For six straight years, we  more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Baltimore City, Talbot County Meet 10% Testing Goal, State to Expand Testing in Anne Arundel County
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 30 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Maryland's key COVID-19 health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction, with the statewide positivity rate dropping to a new low of 4.84%, and total current hospitalizations remaining stable at 447. The state reported 12,586 tests completed during the past 24 hours, its fifth-highest total during the pandemic. "I want to continue to stress to all Marylanders that the fight against this vi  more

Montana Democratic Party: Rosendale Continues to Push Junk Insurance in Response to Pandemic
HELENA, Montana, July 1 -- The Montana Democratic Party issued the following news release: As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, State Auditor Matt Rosendale continues to push junk insurance in direct response to concerns over coronavirus -- despite the fact that "not all short-term plans may cover testing for COVID-19," and that the plans could "reject Montanans who have pre-existing health conditions." Just last week, a new report revealed that many consumers have been forced to pay for thei  more

Montana Democratic Party: Rosendale Voted Against Funding Butte Veterans Home -- Twice
HELENA, Montana, July 3 -- The Montana Democratic Party issued the following news release: Veterans across Montana celebrate the anniversary of the groundbreaking of the Southwest Montana Veterans Home in Butte -- no thanks to Maryland Matt Rosendale. As a state legislator, Rosendale consistently opposed funding the project, over the objections of Butte's veterans and veteran groups. Maryland Matt voted against a bill to fund the Butte Veterans' Home, which serves the roughly 33,000 veterans i  more

Morgan State University President's 10-Year Anniversary Highlighted by New Financial Commitment to Support Student Success
BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 3 -- Morgan State University issued the following news on July 2: Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of his leadership of Morgan State University, President David K. Wilson announced a new personal commitment of $100,000 to benefit the Growing the Future Opportunity Fund. Administered by the Morgan State University Foundation (MSUF), the fund provides support for Morgan students facing financial barriers, through emergency assistance and grants that create a pathwa  more

On White House Call With Nation's Governors, Md. Gov. Hogan Continues to Lead Bipartisan Effort For Fiscal Relief for States
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 30 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on June 29: White House call with the nation's governors, Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the National Governors Association, continued to stress the urgent need for federal action to help states address budgetary shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. "In this unprecedented crisis, more than 1.6 million government workers have already been laid off, and states across the country face the pro  more

Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University: Sahun Sam Hong Awarded Prize by American Pianists Association Reply
BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 2 -- The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University issued the following news: Sahun Sam Hong (GPD '15, MM '17, Piano), a DMA piano candidate, has been granted a cash prize of $50,000 as one of the finalists of the 2021 American Pianists Awards. The American Pianists Association has decided to grant each of the five finalists now, rather than wait for the winner to be crowned in June 2021. The organization sees the need for these artists to receive assistance   more

Social Justice, Digital Citizenship, and Social-Emotional Learning Resources Among the New Content Just Added to Discovery Education Services
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, July 3 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: Discovery Education announces the addition of hundreds of new digital resources sourced from trusted content partners to its award-winning digital services. The new content added to the award winning Discovery Education Experience and Social Studies and Science Techbooks, helps educators create engaging lessons on social justice, digital citizenship, social-emotiona  more

University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine Names Singh as Chief of Division of Plastic Surgery
MIAMI, Florida, July 3 -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Devinder Singh, M.D., joins the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine as chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery and professor of clinical surgery. He comes to UM from Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland, where he was the chief and medical director of plastic surgery. Previously, he was associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland Sc  more

Virginia's Prince William County Public Schools and Discovery Education Extend Partnership Providing Educators Access to Award-Winning Digital Service
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, July 1 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: Virginia's Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) announced the extension of its partnership with Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. In the latest phase of this nine-year relationship, educators in all division schools are now empowered to use  more