Delegates Bromwell and Lafferty Join Baltimore County Administration

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. announced today that Delegates Eric Bromwell and Stephen Lafferty will join his administration. Bromwell, who currently serves as Vice Chair of the House Economic Matters Committee, will serve as opioid strategy coordinator. Lafferty, who currently serves as Chair of the Environment Subcommittee on the House Environment and Transportation Committee,…

Comcast Expands Internet Essentials Program to Reach Low-Income Americans

Comcast announced today it is significantly expanding eligibility for Internet Essentials, which is the nation’s largest, most comprehensive, and most successful broadband adoption program in America, to include all qualified low-income households in its service area. The expansion is the most significant change in the program’s history. The Company estimates that more than three million…

Tiffany Robinson Appointed Labor Secretary

Governor Hogan has announced that Tiffany Robinson will be appointed the new Secretary of Labor. Ms. Robinson currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Governor, where she advises on labor, housing, education, human services, and health matters. From the Governor’s press release, “Tiffany Robinson has dedicated her career to empowering…

New Laws Taking Effect July 1

Approximately 300 pieces of legislation will take effect today, the same day the new fiscal year begins. This legislation includes: creation of a prescription drug board tasked with developing ideas to reduce drug prices at the manufacturer, wholesale, pharmacy benefit manager and insurance carrier levels; initial funding to implement recommendations of the Commission on Innovation…

NAACP Announces Support for Proposed Maglev Project

During a press conference held on Friday, June 28, State and local leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced support for a proposed high speed magnetic levitation train that will allow people to travel from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore in 15 minutes. Plans are for the route to continue…

Jim Ports Named Executive Director of MDTA

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Board named James (Jim) F. Ports, Jr. as its new Executive Director. MDTA is a 1,700-employee agency that oversees the state’s eight toll facilities and the E-ZPass Maryland system. Mr. Ports has served as Deputy Secretary of Operations for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) since 2015. MDTA Press Release