Events, Politics

Governor Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson, House Speaker Adrienne Jones release joint Election Day PSA [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On the eve of Election Day, Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson, and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones released a joint, bipartisan public service announcement (PSA) on the importance of counting every vote and protecting the integrity of the electoral system. President Ferguson: Our democracy relies on the confidence of voters in a free and fair election. Because …


Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan signs emergency legislation, announces coronavirus response team

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday, after joining Vice President Mike Pence at the White House for a teleconference with the nation’s governors, enacted emergency legislation granting him the authority to transfer resources from the state’s rainy day fund for Maryland’s novel coronavirus response. The legislation, SB 1079, was passed unanimously last week by the Maryland Senate and the House of …


Governor Hogan announces directive requiring state insurers to waive costs for coronavirus testing

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has issued a directive requiring all state health insurers to waive costs associated with testing for COVID-19. The directive, issued under the governor’s authority during a state of emergency, waives any cost-sharing, including co-payments, coinsurance, and deductibles, in order to remove cost barriers to testing. The governor also provided additional details regarding the three positive coronavirus cases …

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 …

Gov. Hogan appoints two to Maryland General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that he has appointed Mike Griffith to the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Legislative District 35B, and Delegate Charles E. Sydnor III to the Maryland Senate, representing Legislative District 44B. “I am confident that Mr. Griffith and Delegate Sydnor will represent their constituencies admirably in their new respective roles,” said Governor Hogan. “I …

Governor Hogan appoints Linda Norman to Maryland Senate

Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the appointment of Linda Norman to the Maryland Senate. The governor made the appointment following recommendations from the Harford County and Cecil County Republican Central Committees. Linda Norman will replace her late husband, former Senator H. Wayne Norman Jr., in the Senate. “While we are still shocked and saddened by the news of Senator …