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MTC secures $2.5M for workforce via BioHub Maryland

The Maryland Tech Council has secured $2.5 million in state funding to grow the state’s life science workforce through its Biohub Maryland program. The funding is included in Gov. Larry Hogan’s new Maryland Cancer Moonshot Initiative to expand and accelerate cancer detection, screening, prevention, treatment and research in the state. BioHub Maryland is a first of its kind initiative […]

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Pittman statement on FHA’s Chesapeake Bay Crossing study

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman issued the following statement on the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study: Tier 1 National Environmental Policy Act. “The Federal Highway Administration’s decision to pursue only the Route 50 corridor for Chesapeake Bay crossing enhancement was no surprise. “While we would […]

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Pittman announces plans for transitional housing community

Anne Arundel County announced plans for the renovation and transformation of the Doll Furnished Apartments in Glen Burnie into the Heritage at Madison Park, a new transitional housing community. Purchased with a $3.19 million American Rescue Plan grant, Heritage at Madison Park will provide emergency and transitional housing for Anne Arundel County’s chronically homeless population. […]

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Arundel announces renewable solar energy initiatives

Anne Arundel County has announced two key solar and renewable energy initiatives. Executive Order 57 commits the county to purchasing 100 percent renewable energy by 2030 to run all government operations; and Bill 19-22 paves the way for a public-private partnership with Ameresco to build a solar project on the closed Glen Burnie Landfill, which will provide the county […]

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Cardin, Van Hollen support fed workers, agencies in funding package

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced key provisions in the final fiscal 2022 appropriations package signed into law by President Joe Biden that they worked to secure in order to support federal workers through improved compensation and working conditions. The Omnibus Appropriations Act also enables critical maintenance projects at federal facilities […]

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Howard minimum wage increase to begin April 1

Effective Friday, April 1, the minimum wage in Howard County will increase to $14 for employers and $12.50 for small employers. Introduced by the Howard County Council this past November and signed by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on Dec. 13, 2021, Council Bill No. 82-2021 establishes a series of local minimum wage increases for employees working in Howard […]