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Habitat for Humanity To Celebrate Grand Opening of Worcester County’s First ReStore

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County will join its supporters and many eager shoppers on Thursday, August 30th to celebrate the grand opening of the first Habitat ReStore in Worcester County. The new ReStore is located at 9026 Worcester Highway in Berlin. A multi-chamber ribbon cutting ceremony will take place from 11:30 am to noon. Doors open to the public immediately following the ribbon cutting

Senators to Tax Budget Conferees: Remove Harmful Renewable Energy Provisions, Protect Clean Energy Blue-Collar...

As Republicans on the congressional tax scam conference committee try to finalize their partisan plan this week, Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are demanding removal of renewable energy provisions from the final conference report that would devastate clean energy deployment and job growth.

Cardin Statement on Deadline Extension for GSA to Report to Congress on FBI Headquarters...

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), ranking member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, released the following statement in response to the letter from U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate EPW Committee, and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), ranking member of the EPW Committee, to General Services Administration (GSA) Public Building Service Commissioner Dan Matthews regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters.

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Construction Start for the Final Phase of US 113 Widening

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the start of construction on the final phase of widening US 113 (Worcester Highway). This $82.3 million congestion relief project widens US 113 from two lanes to four lanes with a median from MD 365 (Public Landing Road) to Five Mile Branch Road. Governor Hogan added the funding for Worcester County’s top transportation priority in June 2015 as part of the administration’s additional $2 billion investment in roads and bridges across the state

Cardin Celebrates the Success of the Clean Water Act on its 45th Anniversary

In advance of the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act on Wednesday, October 18, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement in support of clean water.

Cummings Asks Gowdy to Join Him in Using “Full Authority” of Oversight Committee to...

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter requesting that Chairman Trey Gowdy use the full authority of the Committee to obtain documents being withheld from Congress by the Kushner Companies relating to their abusive rental property practices.

Hogan Administration Awards $38.4 Million in Grants for Local Roads

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the administration has awarded $38,390,961 in grants for local roads in municipalities and counties from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore. The grants are awarded by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to jurisdictions based on the state’s formula for the distribution of Highway User Revenues (HURs).

Governor Larry Hogan Unveils New Peninsula Regional Medical Center Combined Heat and Power System

Governor Larry Hogan unveiled the new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system for Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury, MD. PRMC received a $494,320.00 CHP grant from the Maryland Energy Administration to renovate their existing heating system.

Maryland economy wins big with Clean Energy Jobs Act

The Maryland General Assembly voted today to override Gov. Hogan’s veto and restore the Clean Energy Jobs Act. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan hailed the override

AWEA statement on Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act veto override

Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Bill Frick, sponsors of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act, joined with other state lawmakers, business leaders, and advocates, calling for a veto override today at the Maryland State House. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan, representing 1,000 member companies that manufacture, construct, and operate wind turbines in America, signaled his support for the override

Baltimore Sun Editorial Urges President-Elect Trump to Adopt Delaney Infrastructure Plan

An editorial published today in the Baltimore Sun urges President-Elect Trump to adopt Congressman John K. Delaney’s (MD-6) proposal to use revenues from international tax reform as part of a bipartisan plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure and create good jobs.

WSSC Monitoring Plume of a Substance Floating Down Potomac River

WSSC, along with other water agencies in the area, is monitoring a plume of an unidentified substance that is floating down the Potomac River. WSSC’s Potomac Water Filtration Plant has an intake along the river’s shoreline where it draws in raw water for treatment. At this point, WSSC does not expect any impact to its ability to meet customer demand, nor does it expect any adverse impact to its drinking water quality

Next Administration’s Interest in Infrastructure Bank Encouraging, Bipartisan Solution Ready

Steve Mnuchin, a member of the next Administration’s executive committee and transition team told reporters Thursday that they are “looking at the creation of an infrastructure bank to fund infrastructure investments.”

OCTOBER MARYLAND HOME SALES MODEST

Residential home sales remain steady in October, with a 2.2 percent increase in market activity, according to the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR).  Home prices showed strong gains, with a rise of 7.5 percent in average prices and a gain of 7.3 percent for median price, as compared to the same time period in 2016

Boustany Announces FEMA Funding for Saint Mary Levee District

Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced $25,887,261 in grant funding for the state of Louisiana. Specifically, $3,522,954 will be awarded to the Saint Mary Levee District to provide emergency reinforcement and protection to levees and other infrastructure in the wake of the flooding event that began on December 28, 2015.

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Federal, State and Local Housing Officials Celebrate Opening of Senior Rental...

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Bonifant at Silver Spring, a mixed-income 11-story apartment building with 149 units for seniors age 62 or older

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Habitat for Humanity To Celebrate Grand Opening of Worcester County’s First...

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County will join its supporters and many eager shoppers on Thursday, August 30th to celebrate the grand opening of the first Habitat ReStore in Worcester County. The new ReStore is located at 9026 Worcester Highway in Berlin. A multi-chamber ribbon cutting ceremony will take place from 11:30 am to noon. Doors open to the public immediately following the ribbon cutting