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Governor Moore announces new vision to address public safety in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Thursday laid out the Moore-Miller administration’s new vision to address public safety in Maryland. The strategy is an all-of-the-above approach focused on supporting law enforcement; building stronger, more vibrant communities; coordinating across all aspects of government; and investing in Maryland’s youth through the Safe Summer initiative. “An all-of-the-above approach to improving public safety in Maryland …


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Governor Moore signs executive order establishing Maryland Council on Innovation and Impact

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has signed an executive order to establish the Maryland Council on Innovation and Impact. “Today we are making it clear that we are eager to work with anyone who is ready to build a Maryland that leaves no one behind,” said Gov. Wes Moore. “From local leaders to nonprofits and philanthropists, we are going to ensure …


Governor Moore conducts swearing-in ceremony for cabinet members

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Wes Moore on Thursday delivered the oath of office in the official swearing-in ceremony of the Moore-Miller Administration’s cabinet secretaries, marking the most diverse cabinet in the state’s history. Governor Moore was joined by Lt. Governor Aruna Miller for the ceremony. “This is a proud day for our administration as we keep our promise to all …

Governor Moore announces historic investment in public safety, names Lt. Col. Roland Butler as Superintendent of Maryland State Police

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Wes Moore this week announced historic initiatives and investment in public safety to support rebuilding the State police force, promoting intelligence sharing and collaborative enforcement strategy, and reducing crime across Maryland. Joined by newly confirmed Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services Carolyn Scruggs and Secretary of Juvenile Services Vincent Schiraldi, the governor named Lieutenant Colonel …

Governor Hogan announces new COVID-19 vaccination protocols for state employees [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—With the Delta variant accounting for nearly all of the new COVID-19 cases in the State of Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday afternoon announced new vaccination protocols for state employees who work in congregate settings. Effective September 1, employees in 48 state facilities will be required to show proof of vaccination, or adhere to strict face covering requirements …

Governor Hogan announces resumption of elective medical procedures, broadening of outdoor activities [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As Maryland continues preparations to begin Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the resumption of elective medical procedures and the broadening of permitted outdoor activities under the state’s Stay at Home order. These directives have the unanimous support of the Maryland Coronavirus Recovery Team, including leading doctors and public health …

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office continues fight against human trafficking

BALTIMORE, MD—United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur announced on Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs has awarded $1,178,492.00 in grant funding to the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), in partnership with the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force (MHTTF), Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP), and Maryland Departments …

Governor Hogan announces new initiatives to address violent crime

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, at a Thursday press conference at his office in Baltimore City, announced a series of new initiatives and expanded legislation to get violent offenders off the streets and address the violent crime crisis facing Baltimore City: Funding for 25 new prosecutors and support staff for the Attorney General to prosecute violent crimes. $21 million in additional …