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Frosh announces Maryland part of settlement with Inuit over tax products

More than $2 million will be returned to Maryland residents from a settlement with Intuit, Attorney General Brian Frosh said. The attorney general announced the agreement Wednesday stemming from a case that the TurboTax owner took advantage of state residents by deceiving low-income individuals into paying for what should have been free tax services. “TurboTax lured potential […]

Frosh calls contents of leaked abortion ruling ‘dangerous departure’

Calling it a “dangerous departure” from nearly a half century of precedent, Maryland’s top law enforcement official has spoken out on the leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion. Attorney General Brian Frosh, a Democrat, issued a statement one day after Politico reported it obtained the draft, and the same day the Court confirmed the draft’s […]

Maryland assisted-living facilities ordered to pay back wages

A federal court has ordered four assisted-living facilities to compensate workers for back pay and damages, the Department of Labor announced. International Health Care Consultants Inc. will have to dole out $950,000 in back pay, damages, and penalties after a 2017 investigation determined 27 essential workers were not paid for wages that were legally earned. The lawsuit […]

Carbon reduction bill for Connecticut’s electric grid awaits governor’s signature

A plan to phase the Connecticut’s electric grid to zero-carbon status by 2024 is the focus of a bill that now awaits Gov. Ned Lamont’s signature. The governor announced Senate Bill 10 focuses on a reduction on carbon emissions, which was established through an executive order in 2019, that allows state policymakers and companies in the electric […]

U.S. production facility moving to Prince George’s County in Maryland

A new production facility is carving a piece out of Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan said. The governor announced Wednesday that the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing will relocate to a new facility in Beltsville. The new production facility will replace the current more than 100-year-old location in Washington, D.C. “Over the past three years, the U.S. […]

Hogan urges Marylanders to get vaccinated with $1M prize on the line

With the grand prize drawing nearing for the Vax Cash 2.0 promotion, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is encouraging residents to become vaccinated. The governor announced the $1 million grand prize drawing will be held on Tuesday. Hogan said residents have until Monday to become vaccinated to qualify for the drawing. “Getting fully protected with a booster shot […]

Rutherford celebrates mental, behavioral health victory in Maryland

A major milestone for mental and behavioral health is being celebrated in Maryland, Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford said. The lieutenant governor announced Maryland is now part of a 10-state coalition participating in the Interstate Counseling Compact. The measure allows professional licensed counselors to work across state lines to provide services. “Allowing professional licensed counselors to continue […]

Maryland governor signs 100 bipartisan bills into law

Citing job creation and key administrative initiatives, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed more than 100 bills into law. The governor announced he has signed bills that will support the More Jobs for Marylanders Act and the Judicial Transparency Act this week, in addition to conversation and climate change efforts. “We signed another 103 bipartisan bills into law, […]

Maryland governor addresses police, visits human trafficking support center

Backing the police and funding a human trafficking center were on Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s agenda in Ocean City this week. The governor addressed the Maryland Municipal League’s Police Executive Association Training Conference and then took part in a ceremony establishing the first human trafficking center in Dorchester. “Every single day that I have served as governor, […]

Grants will benefit outdoor recreational tourism industry

Outdoor recreational businesses in Vermont will be seeing an influx of state dollars, Gov. Phil Scott said. The governor announced 24 businesses have been selected by the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative to receive grants in 11 of the state’s 14 counties to help bolster the outdoor economy as tourist season is just around the corner. “Vermont’s […]