The federal government has denied an appeal from the state over disaster aid, leaving in place an earlier decision denying millions of dollars to help pay for costs associated with rioting that broke out after the death of Freddie Gray.
Gov. Larry Hogan is pointing to precedent – a federal decision to aid Los Angeles after a 1992 riot – as he appeals the Obama administration's decision to deny $19 million in assistance to Baltimore this year.
Officials in Maryland will appeal the federal government's denial of millions of dollars in disaster aid to the state following the costly riots that broke out in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray.
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski joined a bipartisan chorus of lawmakers Monday calling on the Obama administration to speed up the implementation of a law intended to mitigate increases in flood insurance premiums.
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation asked the Obama administration on Thursday to reconsider its decision to deny federal disaster aid to Garrett County residents walloped by an October snow storm.
Maryland's congressional delegation continued to pressure the Obama administration Friday to reconsider its decision to deny federal aid to Eastern Shore families affected by Hurricane Sandy as state leaders urged victims to report damage.
U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin publicly challenged on Wednesday a federal decision not to provide aid to Maryland families impacted by Hurricane Sandy — calling on federal emergency officials to rethink the decision.
The Obama administration has denied Maryland's request for federal aid for hundreds of people on the Eastern Shore affected by last month's superstorm Sandy, prompting Gov. Martin O'Malley to vow Tuesday that he will appeal the decision.
By By John Fritze and Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun
A month after Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore, hundreds of Marylanders affected by the storm are waiting for the federal government to provide funding they can use to pay for housing and other living expenses.