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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday April 19, 2020 ( 9 items )  

A.G. Frosh Joins Bipartisan Coalition Urging Federal Government to Ensure Emergency Stimulus Payments Go to Families, Not Debt Collectors
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 14 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on April 13: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a bipartisan coalition of 25 attorneys general in calling on the U.S. Department of the Treasury to take immediate action to ensure billions of dollars in emergency stimulus payments authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) go to American families and not debt collectors. Congress passed   more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Letter Requesting EPA Rescind Policy Limiting Enforcement of Federal Civil Environmental, Public Health Laws
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 16 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined 13 other state attorneys general in submitting a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denouncing its March 26 memorandum announcing a nationwide policy to not enforce federal environmental laws during the COVID-19 crisis. The coalition issued the following statement: "As the chief law enforcement officers of our states  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Letter Urging Federal Government ToIncrease Health Coverage Assistance Outreach During COVID-19
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 15 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a multistate coalition in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), urging them to immediately develop and implement an outreach plan to inform the millions of Americans who have lost--or may lose--their employer-sponsored health insurance coverage ab  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Urges Marylanders to Get Counted
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 18 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is encouraging Marylanders to complete the Decennial Census questionnaire, ensuring an accurate count of Maryland's population.As of this week, the national response rate to the 2020 Decennial Census was 49.1%; Maryland was 52%, tied for 15th highest in thecountry.Of the counties in Maryland, Howard County had the highest participation rate at 62  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Plans Gradual Rollout of Recovery Phase Amid 'Very Real Reasons for Hope and Optimism'
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, April 16 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on April 15: Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is now in a position to plan the gradual rollout of the state's recovery phase amid "very real reasons for hope and optimism," laying out four building blocks for a recovery plan: 1. Expanding testing capacity 2. Increasing hospital surge capacity 3. Ramping up supply of PPE 4. Building a robust contact tracing operation "Fortunately, be  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Statement Regarding Fiscal Relief for the States
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, April 14 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following statement: "On behalf of the nation's governors, I led another teleconference with the Vice President and the White House regarding our coordinated response to COVID-19. "Governors are on the front lines of the on-the-ground response, implementing aggressive measures that are beginning to successfully flatten the curve of the spread of the virus. The COVID-19 response is resulting in catastrophic damage to stat  more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Nation's Governors Renew Bipartisan Request for Fiscal Relief for States
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, April 18 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland, chairman of the National Governors Association, and Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, vice chair, issued the following statement: "The nation's governors continue to appreciate our collaboration with the federal government throughout this crisis. We have seen progress over the past several weeks with regards to some of our top needs, including ventilators and the  more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Nation's Governors Urge Federal Leaders to Provide Immediate Fiscal Relief for States
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, April 14 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following statement: Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland, chairman of the National Governors Association, and Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, vice chair, issued the following statement: "Governors across the country are leading the on-the-ground response to the national COVID-19 pandemic, implementing a variety of stay at home orders and other aggressive measures that are successfully flattening the curve of the spread o  more

University of Maryland Researchers Develop Platform to Track Social Distancing Compliance
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, April 14 -- The University of Maryland issued the following news: Many Americans are still not following physical distancing guidelines issued by state and federal authorities that are designed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The percentage of people staying home nationwide increased from 20% to 35% at the onset of COVID-19 in mid-March but then stagnated at 35% for three weeks, despite skyrocketing new COVID-19 cases. Erratic compliance i  more