Governor Moore Signs Legislation to Make Maryland Safer 

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The goal of making Maryland safer is being implemented, as Governor Wes Moore today presided over the fourth bill signing ceremony of 2024, which included bills under the Moore-Miller Administration’s 2024 legislative agenda. Governor Moore says the state is made safer as a result of signing bills to support victims, build stronger pipelines to law…

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Governor Moore’s Statement on Key Bridge Collapse Recovery Mission

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Governor Wes Moore thanks Unified Command– including U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Maryland State Police—for their relentless effort in ensuring the recovery of all of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse victims–in a statement on the conclusion of the Key Bridge collapse recovery mission. Governor Moore says they will remain steadfast in their…

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Key Bridge Update – Friday, April 19

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In the three and a half weeks since the Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore, over 13-hundred tons of steel have been removed from the collapse site and 120 containers have been removed from the M/V Dali. Maryland Governor Wes Moore said during Friday’s update that they will remove 140 containers – which will be enough…

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Governor Moore Announces $150 Million Transportation Budget Restoration to Help Address Critical Needs

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Transportation needs across the state of Maryland would be addressed with Governor Wes Moore’s Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal, which includes a one-year restoration of $150 million in funding. This funding would continue to help the Moore-Miller Administration move forward with their goals of economic growth and mobility. The action restores funding for transit service,…

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Governor Moore Issues Executive Order Establishing Cross-Governmental Task Force to Combat Workplace Fraud 

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Governor Wes Moore this week signed an executive order to renew and expand a cross-governmental task force dedicated to strengthening investigations and enforcement of laws regarding workplace fraud. Governor Moore says this order will help ensure that employees receive the pay and benefits they’ve earned while driving fair competition in the private sector. The nine-member Joint…

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Governor Moore Signs Executive Order Establishing Longevity Ready Maryland Initiative

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Governor Wes Moore has signed an executive order establishing the Longevity Ready Maryland Initiative, directing the Maryland Department of Aging to prioritize the well-being of older people, people living with disabilities, and caregivers across all of state government. The purpose of the initiative is to proactively address the needs arising from a growing older adult population.…

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Governor Moore Announces Appointments to the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs

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Governor Wes Moore today announced appointments to the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs, filling critical vacancies on the commission and bringing together a range of professional and cultural expertise to advise the administration on behalf of Maryland’s Hispanic and Latino communities. According to the Office of the Governor, those communities collectively represent the state’s fast-growing…

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Governor Moore Announces Record-Setting Housing Bond to Support Affordable, Sustainable Homeownership for First-Time Homebuyers

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First-time homebuyers in Maryland will be able to receive help thanks to the largest mortgage revenue bond in the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s history. The $400 million bond from the department’s Community Development Administration through the Residential Revenue Bond program generated tax-exempt and taxable bond proceeds that may be used to finance…

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Governor Moore and Lt. Governor Miller Honor Victims of Fatal Crashes in Maryland

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Governor Wes Moore and Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller this week joined safety advocates from across the state and families who have lost loved ones in car crashes for the 20th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony in Annapolis. The ceremony traditionally honors Marylanders who were killed in impaired driving crashes. This year, the event was expanded to remember all victims,…

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Governor Moore Announces Major Action to Rebuild State Government and Modernize MD Department of Information Technology Services & Operations

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In Maryland, plans are underway to rebuild state government and modernize operations within the Maryland Department of Information Technology. To improve core services, the state will employ its first-ever chief technology officer; first-ever chief digital experience officer; first-ever AI advisor; and first-ever director of accessibility. Governor Wes Moore says the Moore-Miller administration is committed to…

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Governor Wes Moore Launches Campaign to Help Reach Goal of Available and Affordable Internet Service to MD Households

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With the commitment to extending broadband internet access to all Marylanders and making it more affordable, Governor Wes Moore this week launched the Maryland ActNow campaign in partnership with EducationSuperHighway. The governor yesterday was joined by U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves, state and local officials, and leadership from non-profit EducationSuperHighway to illustrate…

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Governor Moore Announces $5.8 Million in Grant Awards for Maryland Nursing Programs

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A major step has been taken toward addressing Maryland’s nursing shortage. Nine of the state’s nursing programs will receive funding in the amount of $5.8 million. The FY24 Competitive Institutional Grant funding includes one-year resource grants, multi-year implementation grants, and planning grants to get more students out of the classroom and into the workforce. Governor…

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UPDATED: Governor Moore Announces New Vision to Address Public Safety in Maryland; Response from State Senator Mary Beth Carozza

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Governor Wes Moore today laid out the Moore-Miller administration’s new vision to address public safety in Maryland. The strategy is an all-of-the-above approach focused on supporting law enforcement; building stronger, more vibrant communities; coordinating across all aspects of government; and investing in Maryland’s youth through the Safe Summer initiative. Additional Information and Statements Below… “An all-of-the-above approach…

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MD Gov Wes Moore Signs POWER Act of 2023

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Governor Wes Moore has signed the Promoting Offshore Wind Energy Resources (POWER) Act of 2023 into law. Gov Moore signed the measure on Friday – after it was passed by the Maryland General Assembly on April 10th. US Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski was on hand in Baltimore for the signing. The POWER Act of 2023…

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Nearly $92 Million Awarded to Expand Broadband Access in Maryland

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A nearly $92-million award has been announced by Maryland Governor Wes Moore to expand high-speed internet access across the state. This initiative is through Connect Maryland – to close the digital divide through the Office of Statewide Broadband. An estimated 14,500 unserved or underserved households and businesses would be impacted. Additional information from the Department…

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Maryland Governor Wes Moore Announces Major Offshore Wind Energy Initiatives to Build More Economically Competitive State

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To move Maryland toward achieving its 100% clean energy goal by 2035, Governor Moore announced today that Maryland will significantly increase its offshore wind output and prioritize wind energy partnerships with the aim of creating nearly 15,000 jobs. Governor Moore says Maryland can have both a growing economy and lead the way in clean energy—adding…

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Maryland Seeks Federal Assistance for Invasive Species That Threaten Chesapeake Bay’s Commercial Fishing Industry

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Maryland Governor Wes Moore is calling on the federal government to declare the expanding population of invasive fish species to be an ongoing commercial fishery disaster in the Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The governor sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo requesting the declaration under provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation…

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Gov. Wes Moore lauds Salisbury University’s “Remarkable” Fulbright Student Successes

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Maryland Governor Wes Moore during this week’s Board of Public Works meeting, lauding Salisbury University for being named the nation’s No. 1 master’s-level producer of Fulbright Students for 2022-23. Last week, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named SU the nation’s top producer of Fulbright Students in the Master’s Carnegie…

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Maryland Joins the US Climate Alliance

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Maryland has joined the US Climate Alliance as Governor Wes Moore reaffirms his commitment to combating climate change. The Governor has proposed a $422-million investment in protecting Maryland’s environment through programs funded by the transfer tax that supports land preservation and operations a capital projects in state parks. Another $129-million in General Funds will fully…

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