Business, Education, Politics

Governor Hogan to invest additional $130 million for Pre-K expansion and other education priorities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday, following his recent announcement to launch the next chapter of education reform in Maryland, committed another $130 million in additional education spending, including prekindergarten expansion and Concentration of Poverty Grants. The governor will also introduce new legislation to expand access to Advanced Placement (AP) tests for low-income students. “I believe very strongly that every …


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Governor Hogan proclaims 2020 as Year of the Woman in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed 2020 as the Year of the Woman in Maryland as the state prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. At the kickoff event held at The Lightbox Studio in Annapolis, Governor Hogan was joined by members of the Governor’s Commission on …


Governor Hogan announces new initiatives to address violent crime

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, at a Thursday press conference at his office in Baltimore City, announced a series of new initiatives and expanded legislation to get violent offenders off the streets and address the violent crime crisis facing Baltimore City: Funding for 25 new prosecutors and support staff for the Attorney General to prosecute violent crimes. $21 million in additional …

Gov. Hogan announces cabinet, judicial appointments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced a cabinet appointment and three judicial appointments. The governor appointed Gregory Slater as secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation. Slater currently serves as Administrator of the State Highway Administration, a role in which he spearheaded the Traffic Relief Plan—the largest P3 project in the world—and led the negotiations for the Beltway Accord …

Governor Hogan announces ‘Innovation Schools’ accountability initiative, largest school construction plan in state history

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced an education package that includes an accountability initiative to turn around persistently underperforming schools, as well as the largest school construction plan in state history. “We are here today to launch the next chapter of education reform in Maryland, which will provide increased investment for our schools, more accountability for Maryland parents, teachers, …

Governor Hogan proclaims inaugural Maryland Winter Safety Week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS), the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), the Maryland State Police (MSP), and local and state emergency management coordinators to encourage all Marylanders to learn more about winter safety and …

Governor Hogan commemorates victims of drunk driving crashes

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday joined state officials and more than 100 family members and friends of victims of impaired driving crashes for the 16th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony. Maryland Remembers honors the lives and legacies of Marylanders who have been killed in impaired driving crashes. During the ceremony, Governor Hogan presented the Kevin Quinlan Award to retired Maryland …

Governor Hogan: Tax credit awarded to revitalize historic Middle River Depot

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), a division of the Maryland Department of Planning, has awarded eight projects more than $9 million in tax credits—leveraging more than $180 million in additional investment. The projects are expected to create more than 600 jobs. “The Maryland Historic Revitalization Tax Credit is one of the most …