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Maryland Governor Announces Expanded Mask Order, Travel Advisory and Freeze of Further Re-Openings

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced an expanded mask order effective Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm.  Masks must be worn in all indoor public settings (subject to certain exceptions) and in outdoor settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.  Read the Governor's Executive Order here:  Gatherings-10th-amended-7-29-20. Governor Hoga...

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RWL Announces New Firm Leadership

JR Reith Appointed RWL Chief Operating Officer, Camille Fesche and Brad Rifkin to Co-Chair Government Relations Division

Eric Bryant Appointed Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Kweise Mfume

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (RWL), a premier legal and government relations firm based in Annapolis, Baltimore and Bethesda, today announced John (JR) Reith has been app...

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Maryland Governor Announces Additional Reopenings, Including Indoor Restaurant Dining, Casinos, Health Clubs and Malls

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the reopening of indoor restaurant dining, casinos, health clubs and malls.  As with prior announcements, local jurisdictions may opt out of these reopenings and continue closures or impose stricter requirements.  See below for a list of links that pertain to the reopening status for Maryland’s larger local jurisdictions.  Entities that can reopen must continue social distancing and take enha...

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Maryland to Begin Stage 2 Reopening Effective June 5, 2020

MARYLAND GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN ANNOUNCES STAGE 2 REOPENING EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH AT 5:00 PM

STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICES WILL BEGIN TO REOPEN MONDAY, JUNE 8TH IN A PHASED MANNER.

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the Stage 2 reopening of many non-essential businesses effective this Friday at 5:00 pm.  As with prior announcements, local jurisdictions may opt out of the...

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Maryland Governor Announces Further Reopenings to Include Outdoor Dining and Other Outdoor Activities

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the reopening of outdoor dining at restaurants and other outdoor activities, effective this Friday May 29th at 5:00 pm.  As with prior announcements, local jurisdictions may opt out of these reopenings and continue closures or impose stricter requirements.  As with Phase One, special attention should be paid to directives from the local jurisdictions in the Baltimore/Washington Corridor, several of...

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Maryland Governor Hogan Announces Start of Phase One Reopening

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the beginning of Phase One of Maryland’s reopening.  Phase One will commence on Friday, May 15th at 5:00 pm.  Governor Hogan noted that local jurisdictions may exercise discretion to enable Phase One businesses to reopen or not.  Special attention should be paid to directives from local jurisdictions from the Baltimore/Washington Corridor, several of whom have already indicated they may impose requirements or...

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SB 987 “Racing and Community Development Act of 2020” Becomes Law

Today, May 7, 2020, Governor Hogan announced his actions on legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2020 Legislative Session that was shorted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Due to the pandemic, the Governor vetoed a number of bills that mandated increased spending or new taxes. Among the bills that will become law without signature is SB 987 “Racing and Community Development Act of 2020” which had received almost unanimo...

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RWL Partner Eric Bryant Successfully Manages Congressional Campaign of Kweisi Mfume

RWL CONGRATULATES ITS PARTNER, ERIC BRYANT, FOR SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN OF KWEISI MFUME

RWL congratulates its partner and Government Relations Division co-chair Eric Bryant for successfully managing the congressional campaign of former U.S. Representative Kweisi Mfume, who won yesterday’s special election to fill the seat vacated by the death of former U.S. Represen...

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