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Governor Hogan calls for systemic reforms to Maryland Environmental Service

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In a letter to General Assembly leaders (below) on Wednesday, Governor Larry Hogan called for bipartisan systemic reforms to the governance structure, oversight, and management of the Maryland Environmental Service (MES). Recent developments have brought to light serious issues with regards to the lack of financial oversight and controls in place at the corporation, including concerns with how MES …


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Governor Hogan orders audit of Maryland Environmental Service, calls for legislative reforms

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday issued the following statement: “It has recently come to light that the Maryland Environmental Service has a longstanding practice of paying large bonuses, expense reimbursements, and severance packages to its top executives. This is something no normal state-operated agency should or would ever grant. “To be clear, I did not approve, recommend, or have …


Maryland General Assembly passes Built to Learn Act

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Tuesday, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB1, the so-called “Built to Learn Act.” The bill will invest an additional $2.2 billion into school construction prioritizing schools with the oldest buildings and schools with a high number of classroom trailers. HB-1 includes three northeastern Baltimore County school projects; a new elementary school in Rosedale, a new middle school at …

Governor Hogan re-designates violent crime bills as emergency legislation

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At a Thursday press conference marking the halfway point of the legislative session, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he is re-designating his bills to combat the violent crime crisis in Baltimore City as emergency legislation so that they can be signed into law and take effect immediately. To date, the General Assembly has not taken action on the governor’s …

Marks, Henn applaud passage of Built to Learn Act

UPDATE: The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Built to Learn ActMaryland General Assembly has passed the Built to Learn Act. Original story below… ——— NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Friday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed HB1 the “Built to Learn Act.” This bill will invest an additional $2.2 billion into school construction prioritizing schools with the oldest buildings and schools with …

Governor Hogan to deliver 2020 State of the State address [VIDEO, FULL TEXT]

UPDATE: This story has been updated to include video and full text from Governor Hogan’s State of the State address. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday at noon, Governor Larry Hogan will deliver the 2020 State of the State address to the members of the Maryland General Assembly. The address will be broadcast live on Maryland Public Television. Following …

Governor Hogan appoints two to Maryland General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that he has appointed Delegate Shelly L. Hettleman to the Maryland Senate and Sheila S. Ruth to the Maryland House of Delegates. The governor appointed Delegate Hettleman and Ruth following the recommendations of the Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee. “I am confident that Delegate Hettleman and Ms. Ruth will continue to represent the …

Governor Hogan introduces legislation to return schools to post-Labor Day start [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that he is introducing the Universal School Start Act of 2020 requiring Maryland public schools to start after Labor Day, and ending the confusion of having Maryland’s counties each starting on different dates. This confusion was created by the General Assembly’s actions in 2019, when it overturned Hogan’s executive order requiring that school …