Politics

Governor Hogan announces expanded incentives for state employees to serve as election judges

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the state is expanding its leave incentives for state employees to serve as local election judges for the upcoming July 19 primary election and the November 8 general election. “Election judges play an important role in the democratic process, and state employees have always stepped up to serve,” said Governor Hogan. “For …


Business, Politics

Governor Hogan welcomes SelectUSA Investment Summit to Maryland, touts state as world-class destination for foreign investment

ANNAPOLIS, MD—This week, Governor Larry Hogan spoke at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in National Harbor, the top event in the United States dedicated to promoting direct foreign investment. The governor addressed attendees at an event hosted by the state to promote Maryland as a world-class destination for foreign investment. “It’s an honor to welcome you to the great state of …


Governor Hogan announces new Technology Innovative Workforce Solution program

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Hogan this week announced Maryland’s new Information Technology Innovative Workforce Solution program, which will provide work opportunities to individuals apprenticing to become information technology (IT) professionals. The Department of Information Technology (DoIT) will partner with Catalyte, Inc. and Digital Network Group, LLC to provide a fully developed and subsidized operational training and apprenticeship program. This program will offer …

Governor Hogan calls on Comptroller, General Assembly to take action on gas tax

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week issued the following statement regarding gas tax relief: “Nearly 100 days ago, Maryland became the first state in the nation to suspend the gas tax, and we proved that it can be done successfully to lower prices for working Americans. We have also been calling on President Biden to take action to suspend the …

Governor Hogan to lead economic development mission to France, Ireland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan will lead an economic development mission to Western Europe from June 18-26 that will include diplomatic engagements and economic announcements in Paris, France and Dublin, Ireland. “Maryland is open for business, and our economic recovery continues to be one of the very best in America,” said Governor Hogan. “This mission will be focused on expanding partnerships …

Governor Hogan presses for progress on launch of mobile sports betting in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week released a letter calling on the legislature’s Sports Wagering and Application Review Commission—also known as SWARC—to take immediate actions to launch mobile sports betting in the State of Maryland, noting the significant public outcry in response to a series of needless bureaucratic delays. “Instead of decisive action to implement the voters’ decision, you have …

Governor Hogan announces $15 million for MD 90 improvements to advance ‘Reach The Beach’ plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced $15 million to advance the state’s long-term “Reach the Beach” plan with safety, access, and congestion relief projects along MD 90 (Ocean City Expressway) in Worcester County. The funds enable the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration to accelerate planning and move to the design phase for improvements along the 12-mile stretch …

U.S., Maryland flags lowered to honor police officer slain in Maryland on Sunday

ANAAPOLIS, MD—Effective immediately, both the U.S. and Maryland state flags will be flown  at half-staff in honor of a Maryland police officer who was shot and killed over the weekend. Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard of the Wicomico Police Department died in the line of duty on Sunday night. Hilliard was shot while attempting to arrest a suspect who had …