Gov Hogan says Biden’s ‘Build Back Better Act’ Nothing but Massive Tax Hikes

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Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement on U.S. House passage of the Build Back Better Act: ‚ÄúFor the past seven years, Maryland has had the greatest economic turnaround in America because we‚Äôve cut taxes, restored fiscal responsibility, reduced the cost of living for working families, and made smart investments in our infrastructure.  ‚ÄúThe…

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MD State House to Reopen Friday, May 21

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At today’s bill signing, Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson, and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones announced that the Maryland State House will reopen to the public on Friday, May 21. The leaders issued a joint statement: ‚ÄúWe are pleased to announce that the Maryland State House will reopen to the public this Friday.…

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State of Maryland Activates Government-wide Response to Prepare for TS Isaias

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As the Eastern seaboard anticipates significant impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for severe conditions. A tropical storm warning is now in effect for most jurisdictions, in addition to several severe weather watches and warnings in effect statewide.  ‚ÄúOur state is…

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Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Awards Over $600,000 in Grants to Heritage Tourism Non-Profits

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The Hogan administration announced that the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) has awarded 59 matching grants totaling $600,440 to heritage tourism nonprofits located in Maryland‚Äôs 13 Certified Heritage Areas. These grant funds support emergency operating costs that will help keep nonprofit organizations operational, as the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic ramifications continue.¬† ‚ÄúAs we…

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Gov Larry Hogan Issues 2 Coronavirus Emergency Orders: Utility Shutoffs and Outdoor Seating for Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries

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Governor Larry Hogan today issued two additional COVID-19 emergency orders, extending a prohibition on utility shutoffs and residential late fees, and allowing breweries, wineries, and distilleries to provide service in outdoor seating areas. EXTENDING MORATORIUM ON UTILITY SHUTOFFS AND LATE FEES.¬†Governor Hogan has extended his order prohibiting electric, gas, water, sewage, phone, cable TV, and…

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Gov Hogan Announces Critical Milestone in COVID-19 Testing Strategy as State Broadens Criteria for Testing, Dramatically Expands Testing Availability Statewide

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state has reached a critical milestone in its long-term COVID-19 testing strategy, surpassing 200,000 tests and completing testing of 3.5 percent of the state‚Äôs population, and now has the capacity and supplies to offer testing to Marylanders who may have been exposed to the disease even if they…

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Gov Hogan Announces Resumption of Elective Medical Procedures, Broadening of Outdoor Activities Under Stay at Home Order

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As Maryland continues preparations to begin Stage One of the ‚ÄėMaryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,‚Äô Governor Larry Hogan today announced the resumption of elective medical procedures and the broadening of permitted outdoor activities under the state‚Äôs Stay at Home order. These directives have the unanimous support of the Maryland Coronavirus Recovery Team, including leading doctors…

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Gov Hogan Announces Continued Expansion of Coronavirus Testing at Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program Stations

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state will continue to expand its COVID-19 testing program by opening a new drive-thru site on Tuesday, May 5 at the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) station in Hagerstown. The Hagerstown site will be the first state-run, drive-thru testing site in Western Maryland. Last Wednesday, Governor Hogan announced…

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Gov Hogan Orders Maryland Flag Lowered Through Sunday to Honor COVID-19 Victims, Fallen Heroes, and Frontline Healthcare Workers

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Governor Larry Hogan today directed the Maryland Secretary of State to lower the state flag to half-staff at noon today for victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. By the governor‚Äôs order, the flag will remain at half-staff on Friday for Fallen Heroes Day and Saturday for Healthcare Heroes Day, and will return to full-staff at sunset…

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MD Gov Hogan Unveils “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery”

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After weeks of consulting with leading scientists, business leaders, and public health experts, Governor Larry Hogan today introduced the ‚ÄėMaryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,‚Äô which provides a safe, effective, and gradual approach to reopening the state as it continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  ‚ÄúAs we begin to reopen, it will continue to be important for Marylanders,…

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Gov Hogan Expands Child Care Access in Maryland

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Governor Larry Hogan has enacted an emergency order to expand child care access to child care for critical personnel during the state of emergency.¬† This ensures that child care services are available for providers of health care, emergency medical services and law enforcement personnel while schools are closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Click…

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UPDATED: MD Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of R. Clayton Mitchell, Former Speaker of MD House

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Governor Larry Hogan has ordered Maryland Flags to half-staff in honor of R. Clayton Mitchell, the former Speaker of the Maryland House, who died Thursday at the age of 83.¬† Speaker Mitchell leaves an indelible mark on Maryland through his countless contributions which include fighting to modernize Maryland‚Äôs transportation infrastructure.¬† Last year Governor Hogan dedicated…

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MD Gov Larry Hogan Announces Proposed FY 2020 Budget

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced major items in the administration‚Äôs fiscal year 2020 budget, which will be officially submitted on Friday, January 18. The governor‚Äôs budget fully funds not only the administration‚Äôs priorities, but also all legislative mandated spending programs without raising taxes, cutting services, or raiding dedicated special funds. The budget leaves $1.3 billion…

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Inauguration for Gov Larry Hogan & Lt Gov Boyd Rutherford Wednesday at 12:30pm

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will be inaugurated on Wednesday in Annapolis.¬† Former Montgomery County Executive, the Honorable Ike Leggett will deliver the welcome message.¬† Governor Hogan will be introduced by Florida‚Äôs 43rd Governor ‚Äď Jeb Bush, who was most recently a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. ¬†Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford will be…

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Gov Hogan Awards Nearly $4-Million to New Violence Prevention Program

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The Hogan Administration has awarded nearly $4-million for a new violence prevention program which emphasizes a reduction in gun violence.¬† This is part of the Governor‚Äôs commitment to make Maryland safer ‚Äď the funding comes from the Violence Intervention and Prevention Program which was passed during the 2018 legislative session.¬† Governor Hogan also signed additional…

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UPDATED: Gov Hogan Lifts State of Emergency for Maryland for Hurricane Florence

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UPDATED:¬† State of Emergency was lifted on September 21. ================================================ Governor Larry Hogan Declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Florence Executive Order Issued Ahead of Storm Making Projected Landfall on the U.S. East Coast ANNAPOLIS, MD¬†‚ÄstGovernor Larry Hogan today signed¬†Executive Order 01.01.2018.22¬†declaring a state of emergency beginning¬†Monday, September 10, 2018¬†ahead of the landfall of Hurricane…

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Gov Larry Hogan Vetoes Prevailing Wage Rates Legislation

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Governor Hogan has vetoed Senate Bill 572/House Bill 1243 – the ‚ÄčPrevailing Wage Rates – Public Work Contracts – Suits by Employees. He says that the bill is ‚Äúan inconsistent reversal‚ÄĚ of legislation (SB451/HB1100) that was passed by Maryland General Assembly action from just a few years ago that required workers to file a complaint…

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MD Gov Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Response Efforts for Snowstorm

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Governor Urges Marylanders to Stay Off Roads as Frozen Precipitation, Dangerous Travel Conditions Continue in Many Areas ANNAPOLIS, MD ‚Äď With winter weather affecting many areas of Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan has directed state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders safe and informed. Governor Hogan is urging Marylanders to avoid unnecessary travel…

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UPDATED: Funeral Services Held Friday for Slain PG Officer

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      UPDATED FRIDAY:¬† Funeral services for Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin were held this afternoon. The Prince George’s County Corporal was shot and killed helping a neighbor in Brandywine earlier this week. He stepped in to protect a woman from domestic violence.¬† Her husband shot and killed Corporal Ramzziddin – then led police on a…

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UPDATED: Gov Hogan Declares State of Emergency for Lower Shore & Statewide Response Efforts

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UPDATED – 12:30pm –¬† Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Response Efforts for¬†Winter Storm Governor Urges Marylanders to Stay Off Roads as Winter Weather, Dangerous Travel Conditions Continue in Many Areas ANNAPOLIS, MD ‚Äď With winter weather still affecting many areas of Maryland, especially the Eastern Shore, Governor Larry Hogan has directed state agencies to coordinate…

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