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Governor Hogan closes term as National Governors Association chairman [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday, Governor Larry Hogan officially closed his term as chairman of the National Governors Association during the nonpartisan organization’s 2020 summer meeting, which was held virtually and included more than 40 of the nation’s governors. Governor Hogan announced that through this national infrastructure initiative, Foundation for Success, he is establishing and funding a legacy position at NGA dedicated …


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Governors of Maryland, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia announce partnership with Rockefeller Foundation for 3 million rapid antigen tests

UPDATE: Additional states have now joined the interstate compact – details here. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a major bipartisan interstate compact with The Rockefeller Foundation to expand the use of rapid point-of-care …


Governor Hogan presses White House on funding for states, Title 32 extension

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), issued the following statement on Wednesday: “The nation’s governors are urgently requesting an extension of Title 32 authorization. The National Guard remains a critical part of our emergency health response, and we need the administration to grant this extension no later than Friday. “The administration has made repeated commitments …

Governor Hogan introduces ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery’

ANNAPOLIS, MD—After weeks of consulting with leading scientists, business leaders, and public health experts, Governor Larry Hogan on Friday introduced the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ the state’s plan for a gradual reopening as it continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we begin to reopen, it will continue to be important for Marylanders, particularly older and more vulnerable Marylanders, …

Governor Hogan writes letter thanking President Trump for use of federal COVID-19 testing labs

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan wrote a letter to President Donald Trump on Tuesday accepting his offer to allow the state of Maryland to utilize federal labs for COVID-19 testing and to request guidance on how to move forward with this federal-state collaboration. “Maryland is fortunate to have a plethora of federal installations with the potential to play a critical role …

Governor Hogan issues statement regarding fiscal relief for states

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, Chair of the National Governors Association, on Monday issued the following statement: “Today, on behalf of the nation’s governors, I led another teleconference with the Vice President and the White House regarding our coordinated response to COVID-19. “Governors are on the front lines of the on-the-ground response, implementing aggressive measures that are beginning to successfully flatten …

Nation’s governors urge federal leaders to provide immediate fiscal relief for states

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the National Governors Association, and Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, vice chair, issued the following statement this week: “Governors across the country are leading the on-the-ground response to the national COVID-19 pandemic, implementing a variety of stay at home orders and other aggressive measures that are successfully flattening the curve of the spread …

Governor Hogan enacts emergency orders to expand telehealth, upgrade designation of disabilities services personnel

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday issued two emergency orders to further support Marylanders during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the expansion of telehealth services and the designation of disabilities services personnel as health care providers. “As our state faces new and unprecedented challenges, we need to be adaptive, innovative, and inclusive in our response,” said Governor Hogan. “The orders I …