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Governor Wes Moore’s inaugural address [FULL TEXT]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Below is Maryland Governor Wes Moore’s inaugural address, as prepared for delivery on Wednesday, January 18, 2023: Good afternoon, Maryland, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you for the honor you have bestowed upon me and Aruna. President Ferguson, Speaker Jones, and Members of the Maryland General Assembly, thank you, all. It’s an honor to be your …


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Governor Larry Hogan delivers farewell address (FULL TEXT, VIDEO)

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday evening delivered his farewell address to the citizens of Maryland from the historic State House. The full text and video from Governor Hogan’s address can be viewed below. —— My fellow Marylanders: This is the final time that I will have the privilege of addressing the people of this great state as your governor. …


Flags raised over Maryland’s newly-restored State House dome, signaling completion of historic preservation project

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the state has completed the most extensive renovation of the historic Maryland State House Dome in decades. The restoration of the nation’s oldest U.S. state capitol in continuous legislative use began in March 2022, and preserves the dome’s 18th century historic appearance while ensuring its long-term viability. “Our historic State House has …

Governor Hogan, First Lady Yumi Hogan commemorate 120 years of Korean immigration to the U.S.

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on January 5 hosted his final Korean-American Day Reception at the State House. The governor was joined by First Lady Yumi Hogan, General Counsel Sei-Choong Kwon from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, and distinguished leaders from Maryland’s Korean-American community to commemorate 120 years since the first Korean immigrants came to the United States in …

Six BCPS seniors chosen to serve as Maryland General Assembly student pages for 2023 legislative session

TOWSON, MD—Six Baltimore County Public Schools seniors have been selected to serve as student pages for the 2023 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly.  Two of the six attend Perry Hall High School and Eastern Tech. The students are: Josie Choe, Dulaney High School Maja Durkovic, Eastern Technical High School David Klein, Towson High School Aima Raza, Western School …

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 …

Governor Hogan meets with Governor-Elect Wes Moore at State House in Annapolis [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Following Tuesday’s gubernatorial election, Governor Larry Hogan met with Governor-Elect Wes Moore on Thursday to discuss the smooth and orderly transition to the incoming administration. Following a private meeting in the governor’s office at the State House in Annapolis, the governor and governor-elect took questions from the media. “I was very pleased to have the honor of welcoming Governor-Elect …

Governor Hogan issues proclamation officially recognizing 250th anniversary of Maryland State House cornerstone laying

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday issued a proclamation officially recognizing Monday as the 250th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Maryland State House—the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use and the only state house ever to have served as the nation’s capitol. “It is an incredible honor every day to serve in the oldest continuously …