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Governor Hogan announces supplemental budget for new public safety facilities, expanded cyber readiness, infrastructure and public health investments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that he has submitted a $2.8 billion supplemental budget to the General Assembly that makes key investments in some of his administration’s core priorities, including support for police and public safety, an expanded cyber readiness and workforce initiative, and critical infrastructure and public health investments. This supplemental budget also funds top priorities for …


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Governor Hogan announces new appointments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Ahead of the new year, Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced three new appointments: Former Maryland Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill has been named secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce, succeeding Secretary Kelly Schulz. Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Executive Director James F. Ports, Jr., has been named secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), succeeding Secretary Greg …


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 actions to combat anti-Asian hate, bias crimes [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced a series of statewide actions to combat anti-Asian hate and bias crimes, including enhanced safety and enforcement measures, more robust community resources, and steps to empower educators and students. “The actions we are announcing here today are the beginning,” said Governor Hogan. “We will use every tool at our disposal to help provide …

Governor Hogan announces $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the launch of the $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion, an incentive program to encourage 12- to 17-year-olds to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Winners will receive a $50,000 scholarship, which covers the equivalent of full tuition and fees at a public, in-state institution of higher education. The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and the …

Governor Hogan signs legislation to legalize sports betting, repeal Maryland state song [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday signed into law HB 940, major legislation to legalize sports betting in the State of Maryland. It is one of 226 measures the governor enacted today alongside Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones. “Today we are signing another 226 bipartisan bills into law, including legislation to legalize sports betting in …

Governor Hogan submits $1.08 billion supplemental budget focused on rental assistance, higher education, transportation

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday submitted a $1.08 billion supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022 that expands critical rental assistance programs, restores key funding for transportation infrastructure projects, and increases funding for minority-serving colleges and universities. Rental Assistance Based on the recommendations of a bipartisan advisory group, the supplemental budget allocates federal emergency rental assistance of $258 million, including: …

Governor Hogan submits $74 million supplemental budget focused on bonus for state employees

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday submitted a $74.1 million supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022 that provides a $1,000 bonus for all state employees. These bonuses are made possible in part by the budget actions taken last year in response to projected revenue impacts from COVID-19. “This supplemental budget recognizes the hard work of our state employees, who have …