New Maryland Initiative to Help Job Seekers Connect with Employers

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New groundbreaking advancements through the state’s MD THINK (Maryland Total Human Services Integrated Network) platform will help better connect job seekers to employers ready to hire. The initiative includes a new “MD Job Genie” to help with those connections. MD THINK, which was first announced in 2017, is a first-in-the-nation cloud-based platform to deliver integrated…

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Education, Health Care, and Public Safety Funding–Included in Maryland’s Preliminary Budget Plan for FY 2024

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Plans that include scholarships for low-income students, expanded access to health care services for rural and vulnerable communities, and increased support for state and local police are all a part of Governor Larry Hogan’s preliminary budget plan for Fiscal Year 2024. Under the state’s budget process, the outgoing administration has prepared a preliminary budget to…

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Grant Funding Allows for Economic Development Projects in Rural Maryland Communities

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Rural Maryland areas will become more attractive for tourism, jobs, and economic development thanks to a grant fund. The $50 million Rural Maryland Economic Development Fund will allow key projects, including: • A comprehensive plan to enhance airline service and improve economic development through the Salisbury‐Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY). • Dredging in the…

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Port of Salisbury Dredging Project will Move Forward

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Thanks to a unique partnership between government at all levels, a dredging project at the Port of Salisbury is moving forward. Governor Hogan announced a new memorandum of understanding between Maryland Natural Resources, the Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County, which will provide for 137,000 cubic yards of material dredged…

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VIDEO | Gov. Hogan Announces Shore Crimefighting Initiative, Addresses Md. Association of Counties

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan discussed an anti-crime initiative Thursday in Worcester Co. - photo courtesy of the Office of Md. Gov. Larry Hogan
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Maryland is forming a new Lower Shore Coalition of the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network. MCIN is a coordinated criminal justice network, targeting a range of criminal activity: drugs, firearms, human trafficking and gang-related crimes. Worcester County and Somerset County will join Dorchester County, which already participates. The Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network is active in 16…

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Md. Gets Boost to Create Offshore Wind – Related Jobs

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan took part in an announcement related to offshore wind job opportunities Wednesday (photo courtesy of Gov. Larry Hogan's office)
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Offshore wind development will generate job opportunities in Maryland.$22.9-million is coming from the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge for the Maryland Department of Labor to develop a new apprenticeship model to support the offshore wind power industry. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said the Maryland proposal is one of 32 chosen out of more…

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Md. Looks to Stay COVID-Ready

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Maryland’s COVID-READY plan remains in place, and as Governor Larry Hogan declared August Immunization Awareness Month Monday, he urged Marylanders to stay current on vaccines and boosters.“The dominant BA.5 subvariant is a reminder of how important it is for Marylanders to stay up to date on vaccines and boosters, as well as routine immunizations,” Hogan…

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$18.8-Million Awarded to Chesapeake Bay Restoration Programs

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22 Chesapeake Bay ecological restoration projects will get a share of $18.8-million in funding, according to Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.The grants are made possible through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. Together, the projects involve 77 unique sites to be restored through reforestation, stream restoration, stormwater management…

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Md. Distributes $127.6-Million in Broadband Service Grants

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Maryland is making more investments into expansion of broadband service.Governor Larry Hogan said Friday that the Office of Statewide Broadband has awarded more than $127.6-million to local jurisdictions, internet service providers, and educational and community organizations. The funds through the Connect Maryland program will help bring broadband service to an estimated 15,000 households that are…

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Gov. Hogan Directs MSP to Suspend ‘Good and Substantial Reason’ Standard for ‘Wear and Carry’ Permits

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Governor Larry Hogan, R.-Md. has directed Maryland State Police to immediately suspend the “good and substantial reason” standard when applications for ‘wear and carry permits’ are considered. Hogan released the following statement Tuesday: Over the course of my administration, I have consistently supported the right of law-abiding citizens to own and carry firearms, while enacting…

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Reaching The Beach: More Funding Announced For MD 90 Project

Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Transportation Secretary James Ports Jr. spoke near Ocean City Monday (photo courtesy of Governor Larry Hogan's Office)
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Monday announced that $15-million will be allocated to move the Maryland Route 90 project forward. The funding will enable the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration to accelerate planning and move to the design phase for improving the 12-mile stretch between Route 50 and Coastal Highway.The western portion of Route…

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Md. Allocates More Funds For Police Body-Worn Cameras, De-escalation Training

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New funding in Maryland will help law enforcement agencies pay for more body cameras, advance training in de-escalation, and meet other critical expenses with the goal of building community relationships.Governor Larry Hogan said Tuesday that $7.5-million in new funding is now available under the Police Accountability, Community and Transparency Grant program as part of his…

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Eastern Shore Organization Expands Programs To Assist Women, Human Trafficking Survivors

Gov. Larry Hogan took part in a ribbon cutting event April 19th at Harriet's House in Cambridge, Md. Photo courtesy of Gov. Larry Hogan's Office
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The Eastern Shore’s first support center for survivors of human trafficking opens a new venture.Mary’s Sanctuary at Harriet’s House is a new residential program that will provide comprehensive care and a safe haven for women.Governor Larry Hogan attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at Harriet’s House in Cambridge.The organization, which draws its inspiration from Harriet Tubman,…

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VIDEO | Md. Congressional Map Becomes Law, But What’s Next?

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“A tremendous victory for Democracy” is how Maryland Governor Larry Hogan described the development that led to final enactment of a Congressional district map.Hogan, House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson signed the legislation creating the map into law after Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh dropped an appeal of a court ruling that…

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Work Zone Safety Stressed During April Awareness Campaign

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“Drive like you work here…”April is work zone safety month, and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and Governor Larry Hogan are urging motorists to keep focus and drive safely through work zone areas. Spring is a busy construction season.According to the MSHA, there were more than 7,700 work zone-related crashes in Maryland…

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Judge Rules in Favor of Fair Maps in Maryland Redistricting Lawsuit

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Fair Maps Maryland today released the following statement from spokesman Doug Mayer in response to Judge Lynne A. Battaglia ruling in favor of the plaintiffs in the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court case Szeliga vs. Lamone: “To call this a big deal would be the understatement of the century. Judge Battaglia’s ruling confirms what we have…

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National Agriculture Day: Maryland Honors Century Farms

Governor Larry Hogan took part in Maryland's Century Farm honors Tuesday (photo courtesy of the office of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan)
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On National Agriculture Day, Maryland honored the families that have taken part in farming – sometimes for generations. Eight Maryland farm families were honored during the 2022 Century Farm induction ceremony at the State House in Annapolis. The program recognizes farms that have been owned and operated by the same family for more than 100…

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Md. Board of Ed. Votes To End School Mask Mandate

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The Maryland State Board of Education voted Tuesday to rescind the statewide school mask mandate effective next Tuesday, March 1st. The decision is subject to approval of the Maryland General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review. “I want to thank the State Board of Education for heeding our call to rescind its…

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