Warning that the toughest challenge yet could be “COVID’s long, dark winter,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced new restrictions Friday.
John Lee, WYPR
Baltimore County’s elections director expects half the people who will vote in the county this fall will do it by mail.
The county so far has received more than 123,000 applications for a mail-in ballot from its 560,000 eligible voters, according to Katie Brown, the county elections board director.
Baltimore County lawmakers struck a deal Tuesday to pass police reform legislation.
Last month, the county council shelved controversial reform legislation. Tuesday’s compromise has the support of the county executive, and six of the seven council members.
It’s been more than 3 months since the House of Representatives passed the $3 trillion COVID relief plan called the Heroes Act. It remains stalled in the Senate.
Baltimore County schools are being accused of failing special needs students who need their own aides, by not sending assistants into those students’ homes because of COVID-19 fears.