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Gov. Larry Hogan Presents Budget, Pledging Tax Relief And Education SpendingGov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday presented his eighth and final budget as executive, pledging $4.6 billion in tax cuts and $8.15 billion for K-12 education while also leaving $3.6 billion into the Rainy Day Fund, reserves the governor said would help the state in its next emergency.
Johns Hopkins Launches Free Course To Train 'Ambassadors' For Children's COVID-19 VaccineThe course comes as pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations have risen nationwide and in Maryland. 
Gas Line Struck In Downtown Baltimore, Fire Officials SayCrews are responding to a gas leak in the heart of downtown Baltimore, according to Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734.
Maryland Officials Look To Reduce Use Of Salt On RoadsIt’s a delicate balance of safety and environmental awareness—treating the roads with enough ice-melting salt to keep them safe, while minimizing the impact on our environment.
Baltimore Declares Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert For Thursday Through SaturdayBaltimore City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa on Wednesday declared a Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert from Thursday evening to Saturday morning, when temperatures will feel like the single digits with the wind chill.
State Arts Education Supervisor Named President Of Baltimore Children & Youth FundAlysia Lee, an education program supervisor for Fine Arts Education with the state department of education, has been named the first president of the Baltimore Children & Youth Fund, according to the temporary board of directors implementing the program.

Politics

Gov. Larry Hogan Presents Budget, Pledging Tax Relief And Education SpendingGov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday presented his eighth and final budget as executive, pledging $4.6 billion in tax cuts and $8.15 billion for K-12 education while also leaving $3.6 billion into the Rainy Day Fund, reserves the governor said would help the state in its next emergency.
Hogan Extends Open Enrollment On Maryland Health Connection, Pledges Boosts In Health And Human Services SpendingOpen enrollment for health insurance provided through the state-run Maryland Health Connection has been extended until the end of February, Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday.
Councilman Mark Conway Announces Hearing On GTTF ReportThe Baltimore City Council's Public Safety and Government Operations Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Jan. 26 to discuss the 515-page investigation into the Gun Trace Task Force corruption scandal.
With Cases And Hospitalizations Declining, Pittman Defends Anne Arundel County Mask Mandate In Face Of LawsuitWith cases and hospitalizations declining, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman Jr. defended the county's indoor mask mandate in the face of a lawsuit asking for a temporary restraining order to block the policy.
Maryland Senate Committee To Hear Testimony On Expanded 'Slow Down, Move Over' LawMembers of a Maryland Senate committee are scheduled to hear testimony Tuesday on expanding the state's "Slow Down, Move Over Law" to include all disabled vehicles with hazards lights.
Mosby's Attorney Says She Was Advised Retirement Account Withdrawals Were PermittedAt a Monday rally to draw support for Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby following her federal indictment, defense lawyer A. Scott Bolden said his client received financial advice she was eligible to withdraw money from her retirement account, an issue at the heart of the case.

Health

Baltimore Declares Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert For Thursday Through SaturdayBaltimore City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa on Wednesday declared a Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert from Thursday evening to Saturday morning, when temperatures will feel like the single digits with the wind chill.
Hogan Extends Open Enrollment On Maryland Health Connection, Pledges Boosts In Health And Human Services SpendingOpen enrollment for health insurance provided through the state-run Maryland Health Connection has been extended until the end of February, Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday.
With Cases And Hospitalizations Declining, Pittman Defends Anne Arundel County Mask Mandate In Face Of LawsuitWith cases and hospitalizations declining, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman Jr. defended the county's indoor mask mandate in the face of a lawsuit asking for a temporary restraining order to block the policy.
Johns Hopkins Study Suggests Rapid COVID-19 Tests Could Be As Accurate As PCR Tests With ChildrenThe results of the study for both symptomatic and asymptomatic children could give parents and school administrators more trust in rapid tests.
Hundreds Of Saliva Samples Expire From Ripken Stadium COVID-19 Testing SiteHundreds of saliva samples collected at Ripken Stadium Jan. 10 expired by the time they got to a lab in Texas.
Here's How You Can Get Free Home Covid-19 TestsMost Americans with private insurance can buy home tests online or in stores and have them paid for at the time of purchase or get reimbursed by submitting a claim to their insurer.