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Governor Moore issues executive order establishing task force to combat workplace fraud

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week signed an executive order to renew and expand a cross-governmental task force dedicated to strengthening investigations and enforcement of laws regarding workplace fraud. The nine-member Joint Enforcement Task Force on Workplace Fraud, chaired by Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Portia Wu, includes Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown and Comptroller Brooke E. Lierman. “We …


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Governor Moore announces executive order on artificial intelligence, other actions to transform Maryland digital services

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced four major actions that the Moore-Miller Administration is taking to transform the digital experience in State government. The transformation focuses on the responsible use of artificial intelligence, user-centered design in digital services, ensuring equal access to all information technology, and protecting Maryland’s digital infrastructure through enhanced intergovernmental partnerships. “In our first year, we …


Governor Moore declares first State of Preparedness ahead of dangerous winter weather system, State officials ask residents to share flood photos on MyCoast Maryland app

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Tuesday morning signed the State’s first State of Preparedness declaration (PDF) ahead of a potentially hazardous winter weather system that is expected to bring damaging winds, heavy rain, and potential flooding to areas of Maryland. According to the National Weather Service, the significant weather system is expected to impact the region Tuesday afternoon and evening, …

Governor Moore signs executive order establishing Longevity Ready Maryland initiative

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week signed an executive order (PDF) establishing the Longevity Ready Maryland initiative, directing the Maryland Department of Aging to prioritize the well-being of older people, people living with disabilities, and caregivers across all of state government, proactively addressing the needs arising from a growing older adult population. “Our administration made a commitment to honor the …

Governor Moore signs executive order creating Maryland’s Office of Overdose Response

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this month signed an executive order establishing Maryland’s Office of Overdose Response within the Maryland Department of Health. The office will coordinate and promote efforts across state agencies to address the overdose crisis in Maryland. The governor was joined by Lt. Governor Aruna Miller; Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Dr. …

Governor Moore signs Executive Order to enhance government coordination ahead of emergencies

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In a move to promote the safety and well-being of Maryland residents and visitors, Governor Wes Moore on Tuesday signed an executive order (PDF) establishing a State of Preparedness. This important initiative will enhance the state’s ability to respond swiftly and effectively to potential hazards and threats in advance of an actual disaster. “The safety and security of our …

Governor Moore creates Maryland Economic Council to strengthen state’s economy

ANNAPOLIS, MD—This week, Governor Wes Moore signed an executive order to promote Maryland’s economic future through the creation of the Maryland Economic Council. The council will be the command center for analysis and recommendations for the Moore-Miller Administration to effectively implement economic policies that achieve growth, diversify our workforce, and merge our state’s assets and growing industries. “For too long, …

Governor Hogan declares 30-day state of emergency, activates Maryland National Guard to respond to COVID-19 surge [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday declared a 30-day state of emergency to take urgent short-term actions to combat the current COVID-19 surge and mobilized 1,000 members of the Maryland National Guard to assist state and local health officials with the ongoing pandemic response. On Tuesday, Maryland hit a record high 3,057 COVID-19 hospitalizations, which is an increase of more …