Events, Politics

Governor Hogan calls on Senators Cardin, Van Hollen to support Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the nation prepares to honor Veterans Day, Governor Larry Hogan this week urged U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen to support bipartisan legislation to authorize the construction of a Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial on the National Mall. A majority of U.S. Senators—including more than a dozen Senate Democrats—have agreed to co-sponsor this legislation. “Since …


Business, Politics

Olszewski announces formation of Baltimore County Blue Ribbon Commission on Ethics and Accountability

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the formation of an independent Blue Ribbon Commission on Ethics and Accountability, which will perform a comprehensive review and evaluation of Baltimore County’s current laws and policies governing public ethics, open government, and the Office of Inspector General. “Over the last three years, we’ve made Baltimore County’s government more open, accessible, …


MEMA becomes Maryland Department of Emergency Management

REISTERSTOWN, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency will become the Maryland Department of Emergency Management effective Friday, October 1, 2021. It will be a principal department reporting directly to the Governor’s office, and will have greater flexibility to handle administrative functions, especially during emergencies. As part of this transition, the Maryland 9-1-1 Board will become part of the newly established department. …

Governor Hogan commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11 at Maryland National Guard Fallen Warrior Ceremony [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday commemorated the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during the Maryland National Guard’s Fallen Warrior Ceremony at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation. Following are Governor Hogan’s remarks, as prepared for delivery: “It is my honor to be here, on behalf of all the people of Maryland, as we pay tribute to the …

Maryland Air National Guard to conduct active shooter exercise in Middle River on Thursday afternoon

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—The 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, will be conducting an active shooter exercise at Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River on Thursday afternoon, August 26th. The exercise is intended to evaluate the ability of 175th Wing Airmen to respond to an active shooter situation on the military side of base at Martin State Airport. During …

2021 Kingsville Independence Day Parade route, schedule announced

KINGSVILLE, MD—After a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Kingsville Independence Day Parade is back! The 2021 parade will be held on Saturday, July 3rd at 11 a.m. The schedule is as follows: 9:00 a.m. – Registered parade vehicles line up at staging location 9:45 a.m. – Bradshaw Road and Jerusalem Road will be closed 10:00 a.m. – …

Governor Hogan: Maryland to enter Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that, based on the state’s accelerating vaccination rate and an anticipated increase in supply from the federal government, the State of Maryland will enter Phase 2 of its vaccine distribution plan early next week, for those who wish to receive it. The governor also announced a series of unique initiatives to ensure vaccine …

State officials release Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Operations Plan [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead on Thursday announced the release of the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Operations Plan (PDF) to ensure fair and equitable access to vaccines for hard-to-reach and underserved communities. They were joined by Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford. “We are announcing the very first vaccine equity operations plan in America to further …