Gov. Hogan Seeks To End Md. School Mask Mandate

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Governor Larry Hogan Thursday called upon the Maryland State Board of Education to rescind the school mask policy. In a letter to Board President Clarence Crawford, Hogan said it is critical to move toward normalcy for students and families by rescinding the school masking policy that was adopted by the Board in December and enacted…

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VIDEO | Del., Md. COVID-19 Updates

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Delaware Governor John Carney and Delaware Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay Tuesday discussed the decision-making behind ending the universal mask mandate and school mask mandate during a virtual COVID-19 update: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and health officials Tuesday updated the state’s COVID-19 response and status, and announced a special booster promotion involving the Maryland…

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Controversy Swirls Around Md. Legislative Redistricting Votes

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The Maryland House of Delegates has approved new maps for legislative districts that were produced by the General Assembly’s Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission. Republican lawmakers made a final attempt Thursday to get support for maps produced by the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission, a panel that was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan in early 2021. Fair…

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MD Surpasses 2 Million COVID-19 Booster Shots Administered, Hospitalizations Drop Below Pre-Omicron Peak

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has surpassed the major milestone of 2 million COVID-19 booster shots. State health officials continue to urge Marylanders to get boosted for maximum protection against the Omicron variant. Hospitalizations Decline Below Pre-Omicron Peak; Lowest Case Rate In U.S. In addition, the state’s key health metrics continue…

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VIDEO | Md. Tries To Stomp Down COVID-19 Surge

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Maryland is making progress in curtailing the spread of coronavirus, two weeks into a 30-day state of emergency. Governor Larry Hogan said Thursday that positivity has dropped 40-percent since reaching a peak 15 days ago, the case rate has also come down, and hospitalizations have declined for eight consecutive days. “We are very encouraged by…

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Md. Citizens Redistricting Commission Releases Final Report

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The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission has explained the reasoning behind the development of congressional and legislative maps it produced after months of examination, hearings and feedback. In a final report presented to Governor Larry Hogan, the Commission said its maps “embody good redistricting principles, including compactness, minimal splits of counties and municipalities, and a highly…

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VIDEO | Md. Gov. Hogan Presents FY ’23 Budget

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As he begins his final year in office, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Wednesday presented his Fiscal Year 2023 budget plan – a plan he said would provide major tax relief for retirees and working families, makes record investments into education and school construction, and boosts the state’s Rainy Day fund. Hogan also said the budget…

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Md. To Invest $50-Million To Support Child Care Providers

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Maryland plans to provide an additional $50-million in grant funding to support child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Governor Larry Hogan, he plans to include funding in his Fiscal Year 2023 budget to extend the program. Federal funds were exhausted after the Maryland Department of Education administered two rounds of stabilization grants…

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Gov Hogan Announces Enhanced Benefits for Utility & Electric Assistance to Address Rise in Heating Costs

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, to address the rise in heating costs, recipients of the state’s utility and electric assistance will receive enhanced benefits during this home heating season. The state is also increasing funding for weatherization assistance programs to improve energy conservation. “The relief we are announcing today will help our most vulnerable…

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Maryland Lawmakers Head Into 2022 Session

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The Maryland General Assembly begins its 2022 90-day session Wednesday in Annapolis. “There is a lot of work to do getting our bills ready, starting to build consensus and getting signatures for cosponsors and so forth,” Delegate Wayne Hartman, R-Dist. 38C said to WGMD’s Mike Bradley on the day before the start of the session.…

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Md. Opens Homeowner Assistance Fund

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Maryland homeowners who struggle with housing expenses due to financial hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for assistance under the new Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will administer the $248-million fund.Funds will be allocated in certain cases where people are delinquent in mortgage payments, property…

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Winter Wallop Expected Monday

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After days of temperatures in the 60s, winter is expected to come roaring back Monday, January 3rd. Numerous winter weather advisories, watches and warnings have been posted across Delmarva as temperatures are expected to take a steep plunge, any rain is expected to switch to snow, and winds are expected to pick up in speed.…

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Md. Hospitals Take Additional Actions As More COVID-19 Patients Need Treatment

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More than 1,500 people are now hospitalized across Maryland due to COVID-19 complications, a threshold that triggers additional actions under a Maryland Department of Health order that was issued earlier this month. Hospitals are directed to optimize bed capacity, redeploy staff or alter their staffing models, and reduce non-urgent and elective procedures and surgeries. To…

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Md. Addresses COVID Concerns In Nursing Homes

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Maryland nursing homes will get support and guidance as they try to hold off a winter surge of COVID-19 cases. Governor Larry Hogan said Thursday that state health officials have issued a new directive to require nursing homes to offer approved or authorized COVID-19 therapeutic treatments, including monoclonal antibody treatments, to residents when an outbreak…

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Md. Introduces Supply Chain Resiliency Program

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Maryland is looking to address supply chain issues and the impact they have on businesses and citizens. Governor Larry Hogan said Tuesday that the Maryland Department of Commerce in coordination with the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership will form the Maryland Supply Chain Resiliency Program. Manufacturers will have the opportunity to learn and share best practices…

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