Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces end of mask requirement in state buildings

ANNAPOLIS, MD—With the state’s health metrics continuing to substantially decline, Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the requirement for masks and face coverings to be worn in state buildings will end next week. In addition, the governor has called on the State Board of Education to rescind its school mask policy, and encourages parents who want to weigh in …


Politics, Sci-Tech

State of Maryland joins national Better Climate Challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced Maryland as the first state in the country to become a partner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Climate Challenge. The “lead by example” partnership agreement, signed by Secretary Ben Grumbles of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), commits the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in state government operations …


Governor Hogan announces $3.7 million for electric vehicle charging stations

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that $3.7 million in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is being awarded to 37 sites using funds from Maryland’s settlement with Volkswagen for air pollution violations. “For more than six years now, Maryland has been setting an example for the nation of strong environmental leadership,” said Governor Hogan. “This is another important step …

Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for heavy snowfall, adverse conditions

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for heavy snowfall and other severe conditions anticipated on Wednesday and into Thursday. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for northern Baltimore County with 12 to 18 inches of snow expected.  A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the …

Director of DPW to retire, Olszewski makes other Baltimore County personnel announcements

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday made several important personnel announcements, filling key Baltimore County positions. “The key to building a better Baltimore County is building a great team, and I’m thrilled that these talented individuals will put their experience and passion to work on behalf of our residents and communities,” Olszewski said. Department of Public Works Acting Director …

Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias, Marylanders urged to exercise caution

For the latest Tropical Storm Isaias coverage, click here. ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the East Coast braces for Tropical Storm Isaias, Governor Larry Hogan announced on Monday that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for severe conditions. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for most jurisdictions, in addition to several severe weather watches and warnings …

Governor Hogan declares State of Emergency, expands statewide response to novel coronavirus

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday night announced the state’s first positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and declared a state of emergency to ramp up Maryland’s coordinated response across all levels of government. “In order to further mobilize all available state resources in response to this threat to public health, I have issued a proclamation declaring a state of …

Governor Hogan celebrates installation of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman statues in Maryland State House [PHOTOS]

ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan this week joined Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson to unveil new statues of iconic Marylanders Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the Maryland State House. The governor, along with descendants of both Douglass and Tubman, attended a special joint session of the Maryland …