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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 …


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Olszewski announces Baltimore County Fair Election Fund Work Group

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the creation of the Fair Election Fund Work Group, which will make recommendations to the Baltimore County Council on the creation and implementation of a public financing system for candidates running for county council and county executive in the 2026 election cycle. Establishing a Fair Election Fund is a key priority …


Governor Hogan declares state of emergency for Presidential Inauguration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued a proclamation (below) declaring a state of emergency related to the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. This executive action will allow the state to more efficiently coordinate support and provide assistance to local jurisdictions within Maryland and neighboring states. The governor has also asked the White House for a Presidential Disaster Declaration to reimburse state …

FBI seeks to identify violent agitators involved in Washington D.C. unrest, Governor Hogan to hold press conference

WASHINGTON, DC—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is actively investigating Wednesday’s civil unrest in Washington D.C. A group of protestors breached the U.S. Capitol building while Congress was in session to certify the 2020 presidential elections results. At least 4 people are dead and 52 individuals were arrested.  Fourteen police officers were also injured in the disturbance. The Maryland Emergency Management …

MEMA raises State Activation Level due to unrest in Washington D.C., Governor Hogan to send in Maryland National Guard

UPDATE: The FBI is now actively investigating this incident. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency has raised the State Activation Level due to the ongoing protests in Washington, D.C. The State Emergency Operations Center has raised the State Activation Level to PARTIAL as of 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Protestors breached the U.S. Capitol building at just …

Governor Hogan outlines Maryland priorities in letter to Biden-Harris team

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In a letter to the Biden-Harris team, Governor Larry Hogan is urging the presidential and vice presidential candidates to prioritize a new stimulus relief package for states and small businesses struggling to weather the COVID-19 crisis. The letter can be viewed below. “My first priority for the citizens of Maryland continues to be a Phase 4 COVID-19 relief package …

Olszewski issues statement following passage of Question A to create Baltimore County Fair Election Fund

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski has applauded the passage of Question A, which will create a Fair Election Fund in Baltimore County. The Question was put on the ballot as a result of Olszewski’s first legislative initiative upon taking office. “The volume of one’s voice should never be dependent on the size of their pockets. The people of Baltimore County …

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 …