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Governor Hogan announces additional steps to address violent crime in Baltimore area [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday made a series of announcements to address violent crime in the Baltimore area, one week after the city surpassed 300 homicides for the seventh year in a row. “People are being shot nearly every single day in Baltimore City, and we all have an obligation to do something about it right now,” said Governor …


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Governor Hogan signs 66 bills into law [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday signed 66 bills into law, including legislation to preserve and expand telehealth and mental health services across the state, increase access to high-speed Internet, and bring critical reforms to the Maryland Environmental Service (MES). The governor was joined by Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones. “I want to thank our …


Governor Hogan vetoes bill that would eliminate life sentences without parole for juveniles

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced actions on legislation passed by the General Assembly during the 2021 legislative session. The governor has vetoed SB494 – Juveniles Convicted as Adults – Sentencing – Limitations and Reductions. Governor Hogan issued the following statement on the matter: “Our administration has consistently demonstrated a historic commitment to criminal justice reform. In 2016, we passed …

Governor Hogan, President Ferguson, Speaker Jones announce bipartisan agreement for American Rescue Plan funding [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson, and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones on Wednesday announced a bipartisan budget agreement to allocate the $3.9 billion in federal funding that the State of Maryland expects to receive through the American Rescue Plan Act. The major components of the bipartisan agreement to provide targeted relief are: $1.1 billion in federal funding …

Governor Hogan honors the life, legacy of Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the Maryland Senate paid tribute to President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Governor Hogan reflected on his lifelong friendship with the nation’s longest continuously serving presiding officer. Following are the governor’s remarks as delivered: “It’s an honor to have this opportunity to say a few words about my lifelong friend, Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. The First …

Councilman Marks: Secure state funding for two new northeastern schools

The following is an op-ed piece from Councilman David Marks… As the 2021 session of the Maryland General Assembly opens, the top priority for our state legislators should be to secure the funding needed to advance new schools in Baltimore County. This will be the third consecutive session where such funding stalled. In 2019, the newly-elected House of Delegates advanced …

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 …

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 …