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U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDARD) has awarded a $1,380,000 federal loan to Charles County to establish a Community Development Center in Charles County
The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection for this year will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata.
Following the unrest, Nunez said that his business suffered a significant decrease in customer traffic during the city’s curfew and he didn’t know where to turn to for help. It wasn’t until he met with staff from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development during an information session at Baltimore’s Latin Palace in May that he began to feel some sense of support.
The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure began markup on a six-year Highway Bill that essentially maintains current funding levels. The American Society of Civil Engineers has given America’s infrastructure a D+ grade and have stated that we need an additional $3.6 trillion in infrastructure investment by 2020.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), issued the following response after The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided to stay the implementation of the Clean Water Rule nationwide
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings joined Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes (all D-MD) to announce that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has agreed to immediately end its plan to cut housing rental assistance for families in Howard County, particularly Columbia, under the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program. The announcement came after a meeting with HUD Secretary Julian Castro organized by Senator Mikulski
Following a meeting they convened on Capitol Hill with U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julian Castro, U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, along with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced today that the agency has agreed to immediately end its plan to cut housing rental assistance for families in Howard County, particularly in Columbia, under the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Congressman John K. Delaney (D-MD-6) and Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY-22) have written to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging him to support a bipartisan deal that combines international tax reform and infrastructure investment. In January, Delaney and Hanna introduced the Infrastructure 2.0 Act (H.R. 625), which uses revenues from international tax reform to fund a six-year highway bill at increased levels. A framework originally proposed in Rep. Delaney’s Partnership to
Many homes and businesses across the state suffered damage recently from storms and flooding. Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation warns homeowners to be very careful in selecting home improvement contractors to make repairs. Unlicensed contractors and scam artists may try to take advantage of distraught homeowners anxious to complete repairs as soon as possible
In addition, DHS completed the annual street sweeping program in mid-August, removing more than 1,265 tons of debris from nearly 4,056 miles of County roadways. The street sweeping program is an important component of MCDOT’s sustainability efforts to protect the environment. Removing debris keeps these pollutants from washing into rivers and streams, and eventually the Chesapeake Bay.
A federal jury has convicted Carla Carter, former deputy director of the Prince George’s County Housing Authority, and her husband, Raymond Carter, both age 54, of Mitchellville, Maryland, on charges related to a scheme to fraudulently receive approximately $112,000 in rental subsidy payments from the Housing Authority
Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) held public office hours Sunday October 4 in Frostburg. The meetings, which were attended by over 40 Marylanders, took place at Frostburg State University. Topics discussed included veterans benefits, Social Security, education policy, and infrastructure
A Howard County construction project to repair a stormwater pond on Rivendell Road in the vicinity of Winding Star Circle in Columbia is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, October 12. The project will include the replacement of the pond’s steel outlet structure with a new concrete structure and removal of excess sediment. Portions of the pond will also be regraded. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by late December.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Progress Place facility at 11:30 a.m. today at 8110 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, behind Fire Station #1.
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski (Both D-Md.) today joined and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald to announce $240,884 in renewal funding offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to Way Station, Inc. in Frederick County to help address the needs of the chronically mentally ill homeless Veteran population
AG Gansler Announces Settlement With Property Manager

Pikesville company agrees to return tenants’ security deposits

Baltimore, MD – September 26, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that his Consumer Protection Division has reached a settlement with Pikesville-based American Equity Property Management (“AEPM”) and the company’s owners, Boris Peters and Michael Klein, resolving allegations that the property management company improperly held tenants’ security deposits in its operating account instead of a separate trust account. Find a loan officer more »

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