Tag: Sen. Johnny Ray Salling
The General Assembly largely ignored the wishes of a significant portion of the state’s electorate in a recent vote to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of congressional redistricting legislation favored by Democrats, several of Maryland’s GOP lawmakers said Monday.Read More
It is hypocritical for President Joe Biden to have implemented travel restrictions on South Africa and seven other African nations in response to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant after having harshly criticized then-President Donald Trump for taking similar actions with China during the early days of the pandemic in 2020, several of the state’s GOP lawmakers said Thursday.Read More
Comptroller and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Franchot said if he is elected to the state’s highest office young children in schools would be required to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.Read More
“I would do for everyone else what they have done for federal employees,” Elrich said in response to a question from MarylandReporter.com at a virtual news conference. “I would not make a distinction.”Read More
Maryland’s economy gained 11,900 jobs in August and the state’s unemployment rate decreased from 6.0% to 5.9%, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday morning.Read More
The Maryland Department of Labor’s distribution of unemployment insurance benefits has been so badly mismanaged that state lawmakers and the state’s entire congressional delegation are still baffled as to why 18 months into the coronavirus pandemic thousands have yet to be paid and some cannot even get a claims representative on the phone despite having made repeated calls.Read More
With the Delta variant rapidly spreading both throughout the nation and in certain parts of Maryland, former Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Dr. Joshua Sharfstein Wednesday emphasized the importance of getting vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.Read More
Del. Stephanie Smith (D-Baltimore City) Thursday slammed Gov. Larry Hogan’s recent decision to discontinue Maryland’s participation in federal unemployment benefits, saying it will hurt the state’s most vulnerable residents.Read More
Several of Maryland’s Republican lawmakers said that they would back state Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz’s campaign for governor in a prospective primary contest between Schulz and former Lt. Gov. and former Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Michael Steele.Read More
Maryland’s Republican lawmakers heaped praise upon Harford County Executive Barry Glassman following Glassman’s Thursday morning announcement that he is running for comptroller in 2022.Read More
Ferguson breathes a sigh of relief that COVID-19 did not again cause a truncated legislative session
Senate President Bill Ferguson kicked off the final day of the 442nd session of the Maryland General Assembly on Monday afternoon by expressing gratitude that this year, unlike last year, the coronavirus pandemic did not stop lawmakers from completing the regular 90-day legislative session.Read More
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