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Governor Hogan announces extension of emergency SNAP benefits, $40 million in additional state-issued TCA benefits

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that all Maryland SNAP recipients will receive an additional 15% increase in their total benefits beginning this month due to recent federal legislation. In addition, as part of the state’s emergency economic relief measures, Maryland’s Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) families will receive an additional $40 million in benefits “These increased benefits come at …


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More than $154 million now available to help Marylanders with energy, utility bills

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that more than $154 million is now available in energy assistance funds to help cover heating, electric, and gas utility bills, representing an approximately 40% increase from last year. More than $110 million was distributed in Fiscal Year 2020. “Too many Marylanders have faced undue financial hardships during this unprecedented crisis, including the …


Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for heavy snowfall, adverse conditions

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for heavy snowfall and other severe conditions anticipated on Wednesday and into Thursday. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for northern Baltimore County with 12 to 18 inches of snow expected.  A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the …

Governor Hogan announces $70 Million in new investments, relief amid COVID-19 pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the commitment of $70 million in new investments for initiatives to protect the health, safety, and well-being of Marylanders during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The $70 million of new investments I’m announcing today will help us to protect the health and safety of even more Marylanders,” said Governor Hogan. “Unfortunately, we have more tough …

Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias, Marylanders urged to exercise caution

For the latest Tropical Storm Isaias coverage, click here. ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the East Coast braces for Tropical Storm Isaias, Governor Larry Hogan announced on Monday that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for severe conditions. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for most jurisdictions, in addition to several severe weather watches and warnings …

Governor Hogan announces new senior leadership for MDH’s Public Health Administration

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced several key additional appointments to the Maryland Department of Health’s Public Health Administration. On Wednesday, the governor announced that Dr. Jinlene Chan will serve as Acting Deputy Secretary for Public Health, succeeding Fran Phillips, who is retiring. Phillips, who has held numerous leadership roles in public health over the years, has played a …

Gov. Hogan Press Conference: Maryland schools to remain closed through May 15 [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Friday to provide an update on the state’s COVID-19 response. At the press conference, Dr. Karen B. Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, announced the schools would remain closed through May 15th.  More details will follow shortly. The governor also announced that announces that $8 million has been provided to 410 small …

BGE suspends service disconnections, waives late fees through at least June 1

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE is extending its moratorium on service disconnections for nonpayment and is waiving new late payment fees through at least June 1, 2020—one month beyond the original moratorium announced on March 13—as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an unprecedented impact on central Maryland. As officials across the country, including Maryland, have enacted stay-at-home or similar orders to ensure …