St. Mary’s Solar Task Force Granted Extension

The Commissioners of St. Mary's County have approved an extension of the County's Solar Task Force until June 2021. The Task Force has been examining solar zoning and siting in the county for the past several months through several public meetings. The Task Force was established in February, but was delayed due to the COVID crisis, and only able to begin work in June. On Tuesday, Bill Hunt, the County's Director of Land Use and…

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Frederick Expands COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

A program to provide rental assistance to Frederick County residents affected by COVID-19 has extended the amount of time a household can receive aid and expanded eligibility to people who have regained employment, County Executive Jan Gardner announced today. The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program is a partnership between Frederick County, the City of Frederick, and the nonprofit Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs. “We know there is a real need for additional support so…

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Hogan Announces Economic Recovery Initiative, Draws $250M from State’s Rainy Day Fund

Governor Larry Hogan today held a press conference with Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz and Maryland Housing and Community Development Secretary Ken Holt to launch a major new economic recovery initiative. COVID-19 Metrics Governor Hogan began the press conference by providing an update on Maryland's COVID-19 health and economic recovery, stating that key health metrics continue to remain low and stable with a statewide positivity rate of 3.1%. Maryland health officials are closely monitoring an…

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MACo Kicks Off Winter Series with Economic Recovery in the Time of COVID, 11/6

MACo is kicking off the Winter Series with one of the biggest issues facing all counties in the wake of COVID-19 – the outlook for our economy. You don't want to miss this live event! MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. As the pandemic lingers, all levels of government and the private sector have questions about economic recovery. MD-DE-DC Beverage Association, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, will…

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Prince George’s Advances P3 Plan to Build Schools

The Prince George's County Council voted to advance a public-private partnership (P3) plan to build six new schools in the county. The county plans to build five new middle schools and one K-8 school by 2023 by partnering with contractors in a first of its kind initiative. The resolution was voted on (8-3) after previously being postponed due to concern of criticism including whether there was enough involvement of minority-owned businesses. This concern was alleviated…

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Aetna to Host Exclusive Live Session on Expanding Health Care Access Through Telehealth, 10/29

MACo members and blog readers are invited to attend an exclusive live session, hosted by MACo's Bronze Corporate Partner Aetna, on expanding health care access through telehealth. From Aetna: Please save the date for our live session on October 29, 2020 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET.  This one-hour webinar will feature experts from Aetna, CVS Health, and the telehealth industry as they engage in dialogue with Maryland Counties around this relevant health topic.  Session…

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Fun Fact: Which County is Currently Flying the Largest Maryland Flag?

Photo via Frederick County MD Facebook page You can’t miss the 85 foot tall by 65 foot wide Maryland State flag (hot air balloon) on the grounds of Linganore Wine Cellars in Frederick County – now through October 31st! Piloted by Patrick Smith, the display fulfills his lifelong dream of owning a balloon depicting the state’s flag that began at a festival he attended with his parents at 4 years old. “Every time I saw…

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Baltimore County Adding 31 Ballot Drop Boxes to Meet High Demand

Due to high demand, Baltimore County today announced that it will install 31 additional secure ballot drop boxes that will be available to voters through Election Day. These new ballot drop boxes -- which will be deployed by Friday, October 23, 2020 -- will supplement the County's 13 ballot drop boxes, which are located at each early voting location, the Baltimore County Board of Elections, and Hereford High School. Ballot drop boxes are under 24-hour…

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Anne Arundel Expands COVID-19 Support With Three New Safety Net Programs

Three new Anne Arundel County programs to provide essential health and financial supports to those hard hit by the pandemic.  https://twitter.com/AACoExec/status/1319293681191575552 As detailed in a county press release the new programs include: Enhanced contact tracing and case management to provide wraparound services for COVID-positive individuals and families; Expanded grief counseling and mental health support for survivors of COVID; and Financial relief for families with delinquent water bills, which in some instances is a leading indicator…

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State Launches $10 Million Farmer COVID Relief Program

Earlier this week, Governor Larry Hogan announced a new program that will provide direct payments to farmers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The State's $10 million initiative will provide assistance to contract poultry growers and eligible farmers. Currently, contract poultry growers are not receiving funds from the USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), leaving the state's top agriculture commodity without significant financial support. Under the new Maryland program, poultry growers are able to receive direct…

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