Governor Hogan Announces New Actions to Address COVID-19 Outbreaks in Poultry Processing Plants and Nursing Homes

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Governor Larry Hogan announced an expanded testing strategy and aggressive new actions to address outbreaks of COVID-19 at poultry processing plants and nursing homes in Maryland. As Maryland continues to plan for the recovery phase, the state will target and isolate outbreaks and clusters of cases, redouble attention and resources on hotspot areas, and increase mitigation…

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Governor Hogan Announces World Central Kitchen To Begin Saturday Food Relief Operation at the Camden Yards Sports Complex

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At the request of Governor Larry Hogan, the nonprofit World Central Kitchen (WCK) will expand its food relief operation in the City of Baltimore beginning Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lot H of the Camden Yards Sports Complex. Supported by the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA), WCK’s food relief operation will…

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Governor Hogan takes further steps to support Marylanders amid coronavirus outbreak

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Governor Larry Hogan issued two emergency orders to further support Marylanders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the expansion of telehealth services and the designation of disabilities services personnel as health care providers. “As our state faces new and unprecedented challenges, we need to be adaptive, innovative, and inclusive in our response,” said Governor Hogan.…

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Maryland now reporting over 700 cases of coronavirus

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The State of Maryland now has 774 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) – an increase of 425 cases over the last three days. There are now more than 1,500 confirmed cases in the National Capital Region – in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia – 4.5 times more than there were just one week ago. “Over…

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Governor Hogan announces 9th case of coronavirus in Maryland

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Governor Larry Hogan today convened an emergency meeting of the Maryland Governor’s Executive Council (Cabinet) to review the state’s ongoing response to novel coronavirus. At the start of the Cabinet meeting, which lasted nearly two hours, the governor announced new guidance for long-term care facilities to help protect older people and limit the spread of…

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The People’s Priorities: Governor Hogan’s Sixth State of the State Address

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Governor Larry Hogan delivered his sixth State of the State address, vowing to stay focused on the “The People’s Priorities,” in which he called for action on common sense initiatives to address the most urgent issues facing Marylanders. During his address, Governor Hogan urged lawmakers to pass a series of bills to address the violent…

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Governor Hogan introduces bills to combat violent crime in Maryland

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Governor Larry Hogan has introduced a series of legislation to combat violent crime in Maryland. The Governor’s crime package, which he first announced last month at a press conference in Baltimore City, includes tougher sentences for violent offenders who commit crimes with guns, stronger penalties for those who intimidate witnesses, and more transparency to hold…

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Governor Hogan announces historic education package in Maryland

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced an education package that includes a bold accountability initiative to turn around persistently underperforming schools, as well as the largest school construction plan in state history. “We are here today to launch the next chapter of education reform in Maryland, which will provide increased investment for our schools, more…

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Md. Governor Larry Hogan to lead joint economic mission to Australia

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will lead a joint infrastructure and economic development mission to Australia from September 22-30 with engagements in Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne. As chairman of the National Governors Association, Governor Hogan will lead a bipartisan delegation to Sydney to advance his yearlong infrastructure initiative. This is the first international visit as part…

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Governor Hogan Won’t Run Against President Trump in 2020

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On Saturday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced he will not seek the Republican Party’s Presidential nomination, challenging President Donald Trump. Hogan, who had previously said he was considering a run for President said that he determined he could make the most meaningful impact not running. “I truly appreciate all of the encouragement I received from…

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Former Maryland Governor Laid to Rest

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Governor Larry Hogan delivered the eulogy at the funeral for Former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes, a Democrat who served as the state’s 57th Governor from 1979 to 1987. Hughes, who passed away last week at the age of 92 was an Eastern Shore native, born and raised in Caroline County. Governor Hogan said Hughes restored…

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Maryland House Approves Bill Requiring Background Checks for Long Gun Purchases

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The Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill requiring background checks for purchases of all long guns, including shotguns and rifles on Monday night. Proponents of the legislation say it wouldn’t hinder law-abiding gun owners from obtaining weapons and could prevent mentally ill and criminal individuals from acquiring them. The bill was born out of…

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Former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes Has Died

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Harry Hughes, a Democrat who held the Maryland Governorship from 1979 to 1987 has died. Current Governor Larry Hogan released a statement today saying “The First Lady and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Governor Harry Hughes, a longtime friend and Maryland legend whom I deeply admired. His dedication to our…

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Maryland Teachers “March for our Schools” in Annapolis

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Public school teachers from across the state of Maryland, including the Eastern Shore rallied at the State Capitol in Annapolis on Monday evening, pushing for changes in the way public schools are funded. The Maryland State Educators Association says it’s goal is to “end the $2.9 billion funding gap impacting Maryland’s schools — an average…

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Maryland Senate Advances Measure Banning Styrofoam Products

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Maryland’s State Senate has voted in favor of a measure that would ban the use of styrofoam products in the food service industry. The bill, which would take effect on July 1, 2020 would fine violators unto 250 dollars per violation after receiving a written warning. A similar measure is currently pending in the state…

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Poll: Marylanders Approve of Governor Hogan, Don’t Want Him to Run for President

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A new Goucher College poll finds a majority of Marylanders approve of the job of Republican Governor Larry Hogan, an impressive feat in a heavily Democratic state. The poll, conducted between February 7 and February 12 surveyed over 800 Marylanders from across the state, including the Eastern Shore. Governor Hogan’s approval rating sits at 69…

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Debate Over School Start Date in Maryland Continues

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The Maryland State Senate voted Tuesday to enable local school boards to make the decision whether school begins before before or after Labor Day. The 31-13 vote was along party lines in the Democrat-controlled Senate. The measure will advance to the House of Delegates where Democrats hold a supermajority. The issue has prompted a battle with Governor Larry…

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Maryland Lawmakers Consider Changes to School After Labor Day Law

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Several Maryland State House committees have approved a bill that would give local school districts the option of returning to starting the school year before Labor Day. The 2017-2018 school year was the first in Maryland to start after Labor Day, after an executive order, championed by Comptroller Peter Franchot was signed by Governor Larry…

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Delmarva Governors Event Postponed in Midst of Northam Controversy

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The Greater Salisbury Committee has postponed an upcoming event set to feature the Governors of Delmarva. The leaders of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia were set to gather at Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall on February 11th to discuss issues pertinent to the Delmarva Peninsula. In a statement, GSC told WGMD “GSC looks forward to bringing together…

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Maryland Governor Delivers State of the State Address

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On Wednesday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan delivered his fifth annual State of the State Address, his first since being sworn in for a second term earlier this month. The Governor, a Republican in a generally blue state spoke before a joint session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, speaking primarily on the topics of…

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Governor Hogan Speaks Bipartisanship Amidst 2020 Talk

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, recently sworn in for his second term is speaking out before a national audience, primarily on the topic of bipartisanship in politics. On a C-SPAN panel of Governors, Maryland’s Governor told Judy Woodruff of the PBS NewsHour that you “don’t have to be a career politician to be successful in office.”…

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Governor Hogan To Attend Arrival Ceremony for President Bush at Capitol Rotunda

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This afternoon, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will attend the arrival ceremony for President George H.W. Bush at the US Capitol Rotunda.  The late president’s flag-draped casket will arrive at 5pm.  Public visitation is from 7pm Monday through 7am Wednesday.  President Trump has declared Wednesday as a national day of mourning for former President Bush –…

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