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Governor Hogan signs new congressional redistricting map into law after AG drops appeal

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week signed a revamped congressional map into law after the state withdrew its appeal of an earlier decision that Democrats’ initial map was unconstitutional. The new map was passed by lawmakers last week and was signed into law on Monday afternoon. Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Lynn Battaglia on March 25 ruled that the …


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Governor Hogan urges Maryland Congressional Delegation to address H-2B visa shortage

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week urged members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation to take immediate action in raising the cap on H-2B guest worker visas. The letter comes in response to a newly released study that shows the impact that these workers have on Maryland’s iconic seafood industry and the state’s economy. “Maryland’s seafood industry is part of what …


Ryan Nawrocki announces House of Delegates bid to bring ‘common sense values’ to Annapolis

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—On Monday, lifelong Baltimore County resident Ryan Nawrocki announced his candidacy to bring a “common sense conservative voice to the people of northern and eastern Baltimore County” as the next Delegate from District 7A. “I’m running for state delegate because Baltimore County residents deserve a real conservative voice who will represent their interests in the state legislature,” said …

Governor Hogan announces new Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Data Officer for State of Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced two major appointments to further the State of Maryland’s commitment to cybersecurity and data privacy. Laura Gomez-Martin will serve as the state’s first Chief Privacy Officer, while Patrick McLoughlin will serve as the state’s first Chief Data Officer. These appointments are the result of executive orders that Governor Hogan signed earlier this year …

Attorney General Frosh co-leads coalition supporting Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday co-led a letter to Congress, signed by 43 attorneys general, in support of the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2021. The bipartisan legislation would end “forum shopping” and prevent corporations from choosing to file for bankruptcy in whichever district is believed to be more favorable. Currently, individuals can only file bankruptcy …

House passes massive infrastructure bill with big boost for Chesapeake Bay Program, Governor Hogan issues statement

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation hailed Friday night’s passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The bill boosts funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program by a historic $238 million over five years. The House approved the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by a vote of 228-206. The U.S. Senate passed the …

Congressional Badge of Bravery posthumously presented to Officer Amy Caprio

NOTTINGHAM, MD—U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Andy Harris joined together Friday to present the parents of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio, who was killed in the line of duty in 2018, with the Congressional Badge of Bravery, an award from the Department of Justice that recognizes “exceptional acts of bravery while in the line …

Governor Hogan: Maryland finishes in top ten for 2020 Census response

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that Maryland finished ninth in the nation for response to the 2020 Census. More than 2.2 million households were counted, representing a total of 99.9 percent of the state’s population. “Our administration is proud that even amid all of this year’s challenges, Marylanders stepped up with one of the country’s leading response rates …