Business, Government

Gov. Hogan urges Treasury to release Tubman $20 bill in 2020

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, urging the federal administration to reconsider its decision to delay the release of the Harriet Tubman twenty-dollar bill. The governor cited concerns that, while the release was originally slated for 2020, “citizens across Maryland and the country will instead have to wait nearly …


Business, Education, Government

Governor Hogan announces launch of student debt repayment plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced the launch of SmartWork, a key component of the administration’s overall college affordability and student debt relief package. Governor Hogan introduced SmartWork in 2018 as part of a comprehensive series of initiatives to make a college education more affordable and provide relief to Marylanders burdened by student debt. The SmartWork component for state …


Gov. Hogan outlines clean energy strategy

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday outlined his strategy to set Maryland on a path to 100% clean electricity by 2040. The Clean and Renewable Energy Standard (CARES) promises a commitment to leading the charge on clean energy, climate change, and greenhouse gas emission reductions. The governor made the announcement in a letter to Senate President Thomas V. …

Gov. Hogan celebrates Department of Natural Resources’ 50th anniversary

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday took part in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) annual employee meeting and the department’s 50th anniversary celebration at Sandy Point State Park. Governor Hogan was joined by DNR Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio and more than 400 dedicated public servants diligently working to preserve, protect, restore, and enhance Maryand’s environment for this and …

Governor Hogan announces Chesapeake Bay blue crab survey shows strong growth

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, announced that the results of the 2019 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey showed that the Bay-wide blue crab population increased 60% from last year, to an estimated total population of 594 million crabs. “We are proud of our administration’s strong record of skilled environmental stewardship, which begins with safeguarding …

Councilman Marks: special session should resolve school construction issue

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday issued the following statement urging state legislators to resolve the lack of state school construction funding: “Governor Larry Hogan has called the Maryland General Assembly back to session so the House of Delegates can name a new Speaker. During that session, the state legislature should complete the business it failed to get done …