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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 …


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Olszewski names county’s first Ethics and Accountability Director

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced that Kelly Beckham Madigan has been appointed the first Executive Director for the newly created Baltimore County Office of Ethics and Accountability. Formed earlier this year as part of County Executive Olszewski’s sweeping package of ethics reforms, the Office of Ethics and Accountability will provide increased oversight of county government by …


Gov. Hogan announces cabinet, judicial appointments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced a cabinet appointment and three judicial appointments. The governor appointed Gregory Slater as secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation. Slater currently serves as Administrator of the State Highway Administration, a role in which he spearheaded the Traffic Relief Plan—the largest P3 project in the world—and led the negotiations for the Beltway Accord …

Governor Hogan, First Lady host cookout to recognize Maryland Buy Local Week

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan hosted the 12th annual Buy Local Cookout at Government House this week and officially recognized “Maryland Buy Local Week.” Maryland Buy Local Week encourages Maryland residents to take the Buy Local Challenge by incorporating at least one locally grown, produced, or harvested product into their meals each day. Governor …

Governor Hogan appoints Secretary of Labor

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that Tiffany Robinson would be Maryland’s next Secretary of Labor. Robinson currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Governor, where she advises on labor, housing, education, human services, and health matters. “Tiffany Robinson has dedicated her career to empowering people and expanding opportunities,” said Governor Hogan. …

Governor Hogan announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ initiative, appoints anti-human trafficking director

Governor Larry Hogan has announced a pair of important new initiatives over the past week, one aimed at improving safety in schools and the other aimed at putting an end to human trafficking. Safe Schools Maryland Governor Hogan has announced the launch of “Safe Schools Maryland,” a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students school …