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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday July 19, 2020 ( 19 items )  

Altimmune COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Tested at University of Alabama Birmingham Shows Positive Preclinical Results
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 14 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Altimmune, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has announced positive results from the preclinical studies conducted in mice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham of its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate, AdCOVID. The studies -- a collaboration between UAB and the Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Altimmune -- showed strong serum neutralizing activity and potent mucosal IgA   more

Delmarva Power Maryland Customers Can Now Go Virtual With Home Energy Check-Ups
NEWARK, Delaware, July 17 -- Delmarva Power issued the following news release: In the face of the unprecedented public health and safety challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Delmarva Power has gone virtual with its Quick Home Energy Check-up program to help customers save energy and money. The new, no-cost Virtual Home Energy Check-up is available for all Delmarva Power Maryland customers, and builds on Delmarva Power's Quick Home Energy Check-up program, which offers traditional, in-home c  more

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Maryland Matt Rosendale Loves Himself Special Interests D.C. Swamp Money
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued the following news release: As Montanans begin to fully tune into their sole Congressional race and take stock of the candidates in the final months, voters will not forget Maryland Matt Rosendale's long-time love affair with special interests megadonors Club For Growth who have filled his campaign coffers and propped up his failing campaign throughout the election. Club for Growth plowed in over $5.2 million for Ros  more

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Montana Poll Shows Kathleen Williams, Maryland Matt Rosendale Tied...Again
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued the following news release on July 13: A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows a highly competitive race for Congress between Kathleen Williams and failed Republican retread Maryland Matt Rosendale, with Williams and Rosendale tied: 44-44. This is the second time in as many weeks where public polling shows Kathleen Williams tied against Rosendale and it's the third time since March where the race for Montana's so  more

Discovery Education Experience Will Help Educators Save Time in Remote, Hybrid, or In-Class Learning Scenarios
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, July 17 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: Discovery Education-the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms-introduced a new update to the award-winning Discovery Education Experience that will save educators valuable time when they return to teaching this fall. This new update helps educators using Experience access personalized digital c  more

Harford Community College: Pamela Karwowski Receives 2020 WIOA Five-Star Award
BEL AIR, Maryland, July 15 -- Harford Community College issued the following news release: The Susquehanna Workforce Innovation Partnership recently announced that Pamela Karwowski, Director for Government, Contractor and IT Training at Harford Community College, was one of their 2020 WIOA Five-Star awardees. The Five-Star Award is an annual recognition of people in Harford and Cecil Counties who make important and significant contributions to the Susquehanna workforce system. The award is spo  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Files Suit Against U.S. Department of Education, Secretary DeVos for Unlawfully Repealing Critical 'Borrower Defense' Regulations
BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 16 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on July 15: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general in a lawsuit against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) challenging their action to unlawfully repeal the 2016 "borrower defense" regulations and replace them with regulations that benefit predatory for- profit schools at the expense of defrauded student  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Multistate Coalition Urging U.S. Senate to Increase Childcare Funding in Next Federal Stimulus Package
BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 15 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on July 14: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general urging the United States Senate to provide robust financial support for childcare providers in the next federal stimulus bill amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter sent to Senate leadership today, the coalition of attorneys general called on Congress to provide at least $50 billion in  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Suit Seeking Nationwide Injunction Against New Visa Rules for International Students
BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 14 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on July 13: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop a new federal rule that threatens to bar hundreds of thousands of international students from studying in the United States. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and  more

Maryland PSC to Hold Virtual Public Comment Hearing for BGE's Multi-Year Rate Plan
BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 16 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a virtual public comment hearing on Baltimore Gas and Electric Company's multi-year rate plan. The hearing, the first of three planned, will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. BGE has requested to maintain rates for gas and electricity at current levels until January 2023, at which time the company proposes to increase gas servi  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Administration Uncovers Massive Criminal Fraud Scheme
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, July 16 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on July 15: Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State of Maryland has uncovered a massive and sophisticated criminal enterprise involving more than 47,500 fraudulent unemployment insurance claims in Maryland and totaling over $501 million. The governor was joined for today's announcement by Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson and Special Agent Derek Pickle from the U.S. Depart  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Presses Local Leaders to Enforce Public Health Requirements in Bars, Restaurants
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, July 15 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on July 14: Governor Larry Hogan directed local leaders to step up enforcement of public health requirements in bars and restaurants across the state. State health officials have connected an increasing number of COVID-19 cases to non-compliance with face covering and physical distancing rules. "The vast majority of bars and restaurants in our state are in compliance, but some are flagrantly violati  more

Montana Democratic Party: Throwback Thursday - Matt Rosendale in the Pocket of Junk Insurance
HELENA, Montana, July 17 -- The Montana Democratic Party issued the following news release: After yet another quarter in which Maryland Matt Rosendale was outraised by his Democratic opponent -- leaving him nearly half a million behind in cash-on-hand -- we're looking back on the time that Rosendale raised $16,600 from short-term junk health insurance executives in Florida as Insurance Commissioner, then cut himself a check with their money to pay down a personal loan. Now, as the COVID-19 pan  more

Montana Democratic Party: Time Machine Tuesday - Rosendale Dropped Penalties for Campaign Donors
HELENA, Montana, July 15 -- The Montana Democratic Party issued the following news release on July 14: As Maryland Matt Rosendale prepares to drop what will surely be another lackluster fundraising report tomorrow, we're taking a look at one of his greatest hits - when his office brazenly dropped penalties for his political campaign donors. In a recent interview, Rosendale doubled down on the controversial move - one that the nonpartisan watchdog Campaign Legal Center called "disturbing." Rose  more

Montgomery College Joins Over 180 Institutions in Opposing Administration's 'International Student Ban'
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, July 15 -- Montgomery College issued the following news release: Montgomery College has joined the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and over 180-member colleges and universities in filing an amicus brief in support of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s legal complaint against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The plaintiffs seek an injunction against new guidance from the U.S. Immigration and Custo  more

Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard Applauds Administration's Decision to Rescind Action Against F-1 Visa Students
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, July 15 -- Montgomery College issued the following statement by President DeRionne P. Pollard: I am pleased to hear that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has agreed to rescind its July 6 policy directive that would have prohibited F-1 Visa students from remaining in the U.S. if enrolled in online-only courses amid a global pandemic. We're proud to extend the opportunity for the hundreds of F-1 international students currently enrolled at MC to continue their  more

Procter & Gamble, American Society of Mechanical Engineering Latest Industry Leaders to Join Discovery Education's STEM Careers Coalition
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, July 15 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release on July 14: Procter & Gamble (P&G), the world's largest consumer packaged goods company, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME,) the global leader in career enrichment and skills development across engineering disciplines, are the latest industry leaders to join Discovery Education's STEM Careers Coalition. With a focus on equity of access, the Coa  more

University of Baltimore to Host July 23 Webinar Entitled 'Preventing Mass Casualty Through Threat Assessments'
BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 17 -- The University of Baltimore issued the following news release: The Intel and Law Enforcement Training Seminar (INLETS), partnering with the University of Maryland Global Campus, is hosting a free webinar, "Preventing Mass Casualty Through Threat Assessments," on Thursday, July 23 at 1 p.m. Registration is limited. The webinar is open to all practitioners with responsibilities to prevent mass casualty attacks. Presenter Gene Deisinger, president of Deisinger Con  more

Vt. Gov. Scott Signs Multi-State Agreement to Electrify Trucks, Buses
MONTPELIER, Vermont, July 15 -- Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, issued the following news release on July 14: Governor Phil Scott announced that Vermont has joined 15 states and the District of Columbia in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to accelerate electrification of the medium- and heavy- duty bus and truck market. The agreement calls for 100% of all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sales to be zero emission vehicles by 2050. States signing the MOU are California, Connecticut, Co  more