Politics

Governor Hogan unveils stained glass light box honoring Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday unveiled a stained glass light box commemorating the life and legacy of Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley. The governor and First Lady Yumi Hogan were joined for the event by Secretary Jim Ports of the Maryland Department of Transportation, Executive Director Bill Doyle of the Maryland Port Administration, and Congressman Kweisi Mfume. “The First Lady …


Health, Politics

First Lady Yumi Hogan tests positive for COVID-19

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan has tested positive for COVID-19. Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that her symptoms are mild thus far, and encouraged Marylanders to get boosted for “maximum protection.” “As part of our weekly testing regimen, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19,” Governor Hogan said. “Having been vaccinated and boosted, she is only experiencing mild …


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 new work group to address hate crimes against Asian Americans [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced the formation of a statewide work group charged with developing strategies, recommendations, and actions to address the rise in violence and discrimination targeting the Asian American community. He has named former U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur to chair the workgroup and spearhead this effort. “This workgroup, one of …

Governor Hogan signs proclamation designating April 5 as Taekwondo Day in Maryland [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday issued a proclamation designating April 5 as Taekwondo Day in Maryland. Governor Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan issued a video message to highlight the continued effort of Taekwondo masters in the state to spread hope and positivity through the martial art throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, Taekwondo has helped so …

Governor Hogan announces enhanced patrols to protect Asian businesses, communities [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At an event in Ellicott City this week, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he has directed Maryland State Police, in coordination with chiefs and sheriffs across the state, to increase enhanced visibility patrols in response to anti-Asian violence and discrimination in recent weeks. In addition, the governor: Encouraged victims and witnesses to report incidents to the state’s Hate Crimes …

State of Maryland launches outreach campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccine effort [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The State of Maryland on Friday launched its grassroots public outreach and equity campaign to promote vaccine confidence. The GoVAX campaign encourages all Marylanders to protect themselves, their families, and communities by getting vaccinated when they become eligible. A cross-section of trusted leaders, including Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, launched the campaign on Friday morning during …

Governor Hogan receives COVID-19 vaccine [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan received their COVID-19 vaccines on Monday morning. Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford also received his vaccine at the State House in Annapolis. Maryland’s leaders received their first dose Moderna vaccine on Monday. “Getting vaccinated is the only way to keep you, your family, your friends, and your community healthy and safe, and …