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Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has declared May 2021 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Maryland. Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford presented the proclamation during a meeting of the Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, which studies Marylanders’ access to mental health services and the link between mental health issues and substance use disorders. “One of our key …


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Governor Hogan announces Project Bounce Back, $25 million public-private partnership to support youth recovery from COVID-19 [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the launch of Project Bounce Back, a $25 million first-in-the-nation public-private partnership to help Maryland youth recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This series of initiatives will provide strategic mental health services, expand the footprint of youth development programs, and develop an innovative, data-driven digital solution to build post-COVID resilience among …


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 …

State officials release Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Operations Plan [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead on Thursday announced the release of the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Operations Plan (PDF) to ensure fair and equitable access to vaccines for hard-to-reach and underserved communities. They were joined by Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford. “We are announcing the very first vaccine equity operations plan in America to further …

State of Maryland launches outreach campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccine effort [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The State of Maryland on Friday launched its grassroots public outreach and equity campaign to promote vaccine confidence. The GoVAX campaign encourages all Marylanders to protect themselves, their families, and communities by getting vaccinated when they become eligible. A cross-section of trusted leaders, including Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, launched the campaign on Friday morning during …

Governor Hogan receives COVID-19 vaccine [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan received their COVID-19 vaccines on Monday morning. Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford also received his vaccine at the State House in Annapolis. Maryland’s leaders received their first dose Moderna vaccine on Monday. “Getting vaccinated is the only way to keep you, your family, your friends, and your community healthy and safe, and …

Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford targeted in unemployment fraud scheme

BALTIMORE, MD—The State of Maryland on Wednesday announced that officials had uncovered an unemployment insurance fraud scheme targeting high-ranking state government officials, including Governor Larry Hogan, Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson, and several other members of the governor’s cabinet. “We have been more aggressive than any state in going after the rampant fraud that is targeting …

Governor Hogan: Maryland to focus on healthcare workers, long-term care facilities, first responders in initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As COVID-19 vaccination preparation moves forward across the country, Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday provided an update on Maryland’s plans to safely deliver and distribute effective vaccines. “Our team at the Maryland Department of Health has worked hard over the past eight months preparing plans to procure, distribute, and administer COVID-19 vaccines when they become available,” said Governor Hogan. …