MD Gov Hogan Appoints First Woman to Worcester County District Court

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Governor Larry Hogan has announced several judicial appointments including one to the Worcester County District Court. Cathi Coates is the Domestic and Juvenile Magistrate for Worcester County. Coates becomes the first woman in state history to serve on the Worcester County District Court. The other appointments are Justin Gregory to the Garrett County Circuit Court…

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Caroline County BOE Supports Gov Hogan’s Call to Rescind State BOE’s School Masking Policy

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At their February 15 work session, the Caroline County Board of Education unanimously voted to write the Maryland State Board of Education (MSBE) to express their support for Governor Hogan’s recent call to rescind the MSBE mask policy for local school systems. Subsequently, the following letter was sent to MSBE President Clarence C. Crawford: Dear Mr. Crawford: On…

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Gov Hogan Proclaims Feb 7-13 Healthcare Heroes Appreciation Week

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Governor Larry Hogan today encouraged all Marylanders to celebrate the state’s frontline medical workers as he issued an official proclamation designating Feb. 7-13, 2022 as Healthcare Heroes Appreciation Week in Maryland. “Even as we move on from the 30-day state of emergency, our public health response continues, as does the tireless work of our healthcare heroes,” said…

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VIDEO: Gov Larry Hogan Announces Expansion of Re-Fund the Police Initiative

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced the expansion of his Re-Fund The Police Initiative to a three-year, $500 million investment in increased support for law enforcement, and for increased crime control and victim protection services across the state. The governor also announced that he will reintroduce legislation to address violent crime during the upcoming session of the Maryland…

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Gov Hogan Declares State of Emergency for Areas of MD at Risk of Severe Tidal & Coastal Flooding

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Governor Larry Hogan today declared a state of emergency for areas of Maryland along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac River, and the Atlantic Coast currently under a Coastal Flood Warning from the National Weather Service and therefore at risk of severe tidal and coastal flooding. The state of emergency declaration includes Baltimore City and the following…

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Gov Hogan Announces Route 90 Improvements in Upcoming MDOT CTP

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During his keynote address today at the Maryland Association of Counties summer conference, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State of Maryland’s new Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP)—to be released in early September—will include funding for the project planning phase for Route 90 improvements, advancing a long-held priority for Ocean City and Worcester County. The upcoming…

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VIDEO: MD Gov Hogan Announces Launch of Connect Maryland to Bring Rural Broadband to Everyone Statewide

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced the launch of Connect Maryland, a transformative new initiative to supercharge the State of Maryland’s broadband investment with a total new investment of $400 million to fully address the digital divide. The governor made the announcement in Snow Hill, where he was joined by Senate President Bill Ferguson, House Speaker…

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Gov Hogan Extends Deadline to Apply for Small Business COVID-19 RELIEF Grant Program till May 24

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland small businesses now have one additional week to apply for the state’s successful $10 million Small Business COVID-19 RELIEF Grant Program.  Applications for the program will now be accepted through next Monday, May 24 at 11:59 p.m. New applicants can access the application portal here. “This one relief program has…

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VIDEO: MD Gov Hogan and Lt. Gov Rutherford Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Governor Larry Hogan and Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today received their continuity of government COVID-19 vaccinations as part of a public event to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. The governor and lieutenant governor were joined by First Lady Yumi Hogan, Second Lady Monica Rutherford, and Deputy Health Secretary Dr. Jinlene Chan. …

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MD Gov Hogan Announces $30 Million in Emergency Relief for Music and Entertainment Venues

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced $30 million in awards for more than 90 live music and performance venues, live entertainment promoters, and independently-owned local movie theaters whose operations have been impacted by COVID-19. This is part of the more than $700 million in emergency economic relief provided by the State of Maryland. “These awards will save hundreds of…

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MD Gov Hogan Proclaims Today “Freedom of the Press” Day

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Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed June 28 “Freedom of the Press Day” in honor of the five Capital Gazette employees who were murdered in the newsroom on June 28, 2018: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters. “Two years ago today, five Marylanders lost their lives to a heinous and unthinkable…

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Gov Hogan Announces Caregiver Services Corps To Help MD’s Seniors

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced the launch of the Caregiver Services Corps, a program to support Maryland seniors who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Caregiver Services Corps is able to quickly deploy volunteers and other resources to the homes of seniors who need urgent assistance with everyday tasks when their typical caregiver…

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Maryland: Significant Progress, Gov Hogan to Introduce “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery” Friday

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Governor Larry Hogan today officially reopened the Laurel Medical Center in Prince George’s County as part of the state’s COVID-19 hospital surge plan, and announced an expansive contract tracing initiative that will be able to track up to 1,000 cases per day. With significant progress on the four building blocks that are necessary to begin…

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MD Gov. Hogan Begins Plans for Recovery Phase

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland is now in a position to plan the gradual rollout of the state’s recovery phase amid “very real reasons for hope and optimism,” laying out four building blocks for a recovery plan: Expanding testing capacity Increasing hospital surge capacity Ramping up supply of PPE Building a robust contact…

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Governor Hogan Takes Aggressive Action to Protect Nursing Home Residents and Staff Amid COVID-19 Outbreaks

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Governor Larry Hogan has enacted an emergency order to protect residents and staff at Maryland nursing home facilities, and bolster the state’s mitigation and suppression efforts amid outbreaks of COVID-19. Effective immediately, new directives will require facilities to direct all staff who interact with residents to wear personal protective equipment, create separate observation and isolation…

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MD 149 Confirmed Cases Including 1 Infant & 1 Teen

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Maryland now has 149 confirmed cases of coronavirus – that’s up from 17 a week ago.  This includes cases in Worcester and Wicomico Counties and the first cases in an infant and a teenager.  Neither the infant nor teen is hospitalized and Governor Larry Hogan says that two-thirds of the cases are people between 18…

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Gov Hogan Signs Covid-19 Public Health Emergency Protection Act of 2020

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Governor Larry Hogan has signed the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Protection Act of 2020, which specifies additional measures that the governor may take to address the unique challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, including facilitating access and delivery of health care. The bill establishes a series of protections for individuals directly affected by COVID-19 or…

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Gov Hogan Postpones MD Primary and Other Moves Today

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In an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus, Governor Larry Hogan has issued a proclamation to postpone the April 28 primary election until June 2 and to move forward with the 7th Congressional District special general election as scheduled by using a vote-by-mail system.  Maryland is also considering the postponement of the Preakness Stakes. …

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Gov Hogan Issues Order to Close All Maryland Casinos, Racetracks & Simulcast Betting Facilities

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In light of the serious public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Hogan has issued an emergency order to close all Maryland casinos, racetracks, and simulcast betting facilities to the general public indefinitely.“This situation continues to evolve and will escalate rapidly and dramatically,” said Governor Hogan. “These are unprecedented actions in an extraordinary…

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Two Shore Families the Latest Inductees in the MD Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame

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Governor Larry Hogan and Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Taste of Maryland Agriculture event last night by inducting the Rhodes family of Queen Anne’s County and the Richardson family of Worcester County into the Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame. Temple and Pat Rhodes and Roger and Fay Richardson accepted the…

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Gov Larry Hogan Urges President Trump to End the Government Shutdown

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has joined with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Washington, DC Mayor Murial Bowser to call for an end to the federal government shutdown.  In a letter to President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders they say the shutdown, which has ended its second week, represents a failure of leadership and they asking…

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Final Phase of OC Convention Center Funding Announced

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The final phase of the expansion of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City has been funded.  Governor Larry Hogan has authorized the Maryland Stadium Authority to move forward with the project.  The $34-million project includes $20-million from the Stadium Authority and $14-million from Ocean City.  Legislation will be submitted in the 2019…

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