Governor Hogan questions Trump Administration’s coronavirus response, calls their messaging “confusing”

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan questioned the Trump Administration’s plans to reopen the country in the coming weeks, citing mixed messaging that he called confusing and said doesn’t match what officials are doing across the nation to combat the spread of coronavirus. Appearing on CNN’s New Day, Governor Hogan said the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is not…

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Carper: Automakers can no longer stay ‘stuck in neutral’ citing pollution from cars, trucks & vans

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Delaware’s Senior U.S. Senator Tom Carper is speaking out after the Trump Administration moved to revoke the State of California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to set and enforce its own fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards. “To those auto companies that remain silent today, I’ll say this: it’s no longer an option…

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Delaware joins multistate lawsuit suing Trump Administration over treatment of immigrant children

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Delaware has joined over a dozen other states as part of another lawsuit against the Trump Administration. State Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday that she is joining a lawsuit opposing the Trump Administration’s new rule circumventing the Flores Settlement Agreement, which has governed the treatment of children in immigration custody since 1997. In the…

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30,000 Temporary Migrant Workers for Maryland’s Crab Industry Receive Approval

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Representative Andy Harris of the 1st District are reacting after the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Labor granted 30,000 temporary migrant work visas for Maryland’s crab industry. In the final rule issued today, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta said they decided that…

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Governors Hogan, Carney and Others Urge Federal Lawmakers to Restore Chesapeake Bay Funding

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In a letter addressed to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House Appropriations Committees, a number of leaders with interest in the Chesapeake Bay requested further funding, and millions were slashed by the Trump administration. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Commission Tawanna Gaines, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf,…

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Maryland Seafood Industry Will Recieve H2-B Workers This Season

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—————————————————————-The Trump administration is set to allocate an additional 30,000 H-2B visas this year, positive news for Maryland’s seafood industry. Waterman and seafood companies depend on seasonal migrant workers who legally, temporarily visit the United States to pick crab meat, and then return home to Central and South American countries. Maryland U.S. Senator Chris Van…

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New EPA Rules Announced Today – Some MD & DE Officials Not Happy

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The Trump administration announced new plans today to roll back and replace Obama-era regulations on emissions from coal-fired power plants – a move praised by the coal industry as a job saver but panned by critics as a green-light to polluters.    The EPA has been working to overhaul the program with the Affordable Clean Energy…

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