Events

Governor Hogan proclaims November 25 as American Indian Heritage Day in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed November 25 as American Indian Heritage Day in Maryland. “I am proud to proclaim American Indian Heritage Day in Maryland to honor and reflect upon the rich American Indian culture that is a deeply rooted part of Maryland’s history,” Governor Hogan said on Friday. The full proclamation can be viewed below.


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Gov. Hogan announces $9.6 million in federal funds for bridge replacement projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced the awarding of $9.6 million through a new funding category in the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to rehabilitate or replace fair to poorly rated county-maintained bridges around the state. These limited federal funds require no local government dollars. “Our administration has delivered on promises to all Maryland counties to restore highway …


Governor Hogan announces official launch of online sports betting in Maryland [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the formal launch of online sports betting in the State of Maryland. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, seven sportsbooks will go live across the state. The governor was joined for Tuesday’s announcement by the director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, John A. Martin. “This process took longer …

Governor Hogan proclaims November 22 as Kimchi Day in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed November 22, 2022 as Kimchi Day to recognize the importance of this popular Korean dish, and to further celebrate Korean culture in Maryland. First Lady Yumi Hogan, the first Korean-American First Lady in the United States, has promoted kimchi through her “Yumi Cooks” series. Government House is the first and only governor’s mansion in …

Governor Hogan welcomes ‘Hogan’ the VetDog to State House in Annapolis [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan recently welcomed the newest member of the state of Maryland’s partnership with America’s VetDogs to the State House in Annapolis. Named as a surprise tribute to the state’s commitment to helping wounded veterans, ‘Hogan’ is currently being trained by incarcerated individuals at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown as part of an innovative partnership between America’s VetDogs and …

MilliporeSigma expanding biosafety testing in Maryland, adding 500 new jobs

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that MilliporeSigma, an international biosciences company, is growing its presence in Maryland with a $286 million investment in Montgomery County to expand its biosafety testing capacity. The company, known locally as BioReliance Corporation, currently has five locations in Rockville and is planning to consolidate in a new 250,000-square-foot facility at 9820 Darnestown Road …

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water, Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis has approved more than $12 million in grants to reduce water pollution and flooding risks. The board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Dereck E. Davis and Comptroller Peter Franchot. Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford chaired this week’s meeting. “These are smart investments to advance our Chesapeake Bay goals, protect …

Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Jerry Jones to retire, Lt. Colonel Roland Butler named Acting Superintendent

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow W. “Jerry” Jones, III, has notified him of his intent to retire at the end of the year after 35 years in law enforcement. The governor has named Lt. Colonel Roland L. Butler, Jr. to serve as acting superintendent. “Maryland is fortunate to have the finest …