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
President Barack Obama no longer needs Gov. Martin O'Malley as a top campaign surrogate, and the Democratic Governors Association is set to elect someone else as its chairman. But neither development is likely to push Maryland's governor off the national stage.
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.
Gov. Martin O'Malley wrote President Obama supporting renewed efforts nationally to deal with climate change and urging the president to look to Maryland as a model for how government can fight climate change.
Superstorm Sandy has left the small town of Crisfield reeling from floods that destroyed homes and power outages that persist three weeks after the deluge. But no turbulence can destroy the community spirit in this Eastern Shore enclave.
A Maryland woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $143,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, where she worked as a human resources analyst, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office.
A bond forged when two young field hockey players took their recruiting trip to Towson University a dozen years ago has helped West Towson Elementary School form a partnership that will send supplies to Long Island neighborhoods ravaged by Sandy.