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Governor Hogan signs 140 additional bills into law, including historic budget, legislation to cap cost of insulin, expansion of dementia services [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week signed an additional 140 bipartisan bills into law, including the state’s historic capital budget, as well as measures to cap the cost of insulin, expand the state’s commitment to fight dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and permanently allow paramedics and EMTs to administer vaccines. “Today we are signing dozens of impactful measures that directly affect …


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Governor Hogan announces bipartisan agreement to provide $1.86 billion in tax relief to Marylanders

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson, and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones on Monday announced a historic bipartisan agreement to provide $1.86 billion in tax relief over five years for Maryland retirees, small businesses, and low-income families. Combined with the recently-enacted gas tax suspension, this legislative session will deliver nearly $2 billion in tax relief. “Today, we are …


Governor Hogan signs emergency legislation to immediately suspend Maryland’s gas tax for 30 days [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday signed emergency bipartisan legislation to immediately suspend the state of Maryland’s gas tax for 30 days. With this action, which both the House and Senate passed with unanimous support, Maryland became the first state in the nation to enact an immediate suspension of the gas tax. “This bipartisan action will provide some relief from …

Governor Hogan signs legislation to legalize sports betting, repeal Maryland state song [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday signed into law HB 940, major legislation to legalize sports betting in the State of Maryland. It is one of 226 measures the governor enacted today alongside Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones. “Today we are signing another 226 bipartisan bills into law, including legislation to legalize sports betting in …

Governor Hogan announces approval of 2 new Baltimore County apprenticeship programs

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council has approved 27 new registered apprenticeship programs from March 2020 to March 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. These diverse new apprenticeships are expanding opportunities for jobseekers by connecting them with high-wage jobs in traditional and non-traditional industries while supporting the workforce needs of local businesses. “As …

Governor Hogan advances plan to move state agencies to downtown Baltimore, help revitalize Central Business District [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced the initial steps of a sweeping plan to move 3,300 state employees from 12 different agencies to downtown Baltimore, and help revitalize the city’s Central Business District. To jumpstart this plan, the state is publishing a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking commercial office space to relocate the headquarters of the Maryland Department of …

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, 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 …