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At Maryland Municipal League conference, Hogan promises high-speed Internet to rural counties

At Maryland Municipal League conference, Hogan promises high-speed Internet to rural counties

| June 28, 2017

Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan delivered the keynote address at the 2017 Maryland Municipal League (MML) summer conference in Ocean City, Md. In his remarks, the governor highlighted the administration’s efforts to spur economic development and job creation, improve infrastructure, and tackle the state’s evolving heroin and opioid crisis. In addition, the governor announced two new Executive Orders; […]

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Hogan announces new hires for 2018 re-election campaign

Hogan announces new hires for 2018 re-election campaign

| June 27, 2017

The Hogan-Rutherford campaign today announced the addition of two key players to their 2018 campaign team. Ryan Reynolds, a native of Augusta, GA, will serve as campaign manager. Most recently a senior vice president at the Washington, D.C.-based polling and data analytics firm WPA Intelligence, Reynolds has served as a senior advisor to the campaign […]

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SOLD OUT: Mayoral Forum scheduled for June 28th.

SOLD OUT: Mayoral Forum scheduled for June 28th.

| June 20, 2017

The first Mayoral Forum of the 2017 election cycle will be held at Rams Head Onstage on June 28th at 6:00pm. No-cost tickets are required for admission; but they are sold out! We are asking ticket holders to be at Rams Head On Stage no later than 645pm. At 645pm we will begin to release […]

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Ward 5 draws Republican candidate for Alderman

Ward 5 draws Republican candidate for Alderman

| June 17, 2017

James Appel, a Republican appointee of Governor Hogan, has entered the race for City Council in Ward 5.  Ward 5 will be vacant this year as current Alderman, Jared Littmann will not seek re-election.  Currently, Marc Rodriguez, Littmann’s legislative aide is running as a Democrat for the ward. According to Appel’s website, he is a […]

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Annapolis Mayor addresses City’s position on withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

Annapolis Mayor addresses City’s position on withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

| June 9, 2017

I wanted to comment on a recent story in the Capital Newspaper about the Paris climate agreement and how candidates for mayor would react. One of the democratic candidates called on me to make a commitment to work toward a clean energy economy and meet important climate goals. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity […]

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1st Annapolis Mayoral Forum scheduled for June 28th

1st Annapolis Mayoral Forum scheduled for June 28th

| June 9, 2017

The first Mayoral Forum of the 2017 election cycle will be held at Rams Head Onstage on June 28th at 6:00pm. Eye On Annapolis and The Maryland Crabs Podcast are presenting a community forum with all four Mayoral candidates–Mayor Mike Pantelides, Senator John Astle, Gavin Buckley, and Nevin Young. Since it is a primary race […]

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Astle vows to uphold Paris Climate Agreement if elected Mayor

Astle vows to uphold Paris Climate Agreement if elected Mayor

| June 6, 2017

Today, Senator John Astle announced that if elected Mayor, he will honor and uphold the historic commitments enshrined in the Paris Climate Agreement. “Denying the science of climate change is dangerous for our city and for our future.  As Mayor of Annapolis, I will work towards a clean energy economy and meeting critical climate goals.  If the federal […]

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Local businessman, Scott MacMullan announces candidacy for County Council

Local businessman, Scott MacMullan announces candidacy for County Council

| May 13, 2017

Scott MacMullan, a native of Annapolis, an attorney and a successful small business owner, declared his candidacy for County Council District 6 today. “As an Annapolis native who runs my own business and does a lot of volunteer work in the community, I decided to run for office to make a difference on the County […]

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Fracking ban and seven other bills signed into Maryland law

Fracking ban and seven other bills signed into Maryland law

| April 19, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan was recently joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Among the seven bills signed was HB 1325, which bans hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the State of Maryland. The governor also signed […]

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School funding bill is now law with Hogan’s signature

School funding bill is now law with Hogan’s signature

| April 15, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan was recently joined by Senate President Pro Tem Nathaniel McFadden and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony to sign HB 684, which enables additional funding to be distributed to school systems in Baltimore City and ten additional jurisdictions facing declining enrollment. The Baltimore City funding is contingent upon […]

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Hogan vetoes bill weakening school accountability

Hogan vetoes bill weakening school accountability

| April 6, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan has vetoed HB 978, legislation that would mandate weak accountability standards for Maryland public schools, risk federal funding for K-12 education, and trap thousands of children in failing schools. “We are proud of the many great schools in Maryland, but too many equally deserving children continue to be stuck in schools that are […]

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Peroutka to introduce bill urging State to oppose Maryland Trust Act

Peroutka to introduce bill urging State to oppose Maryland Trust Act

| March 31, 2017

Anne Arundel County Councilman Michael Peroutka (R, District 5) will introduce a resolution on Monday asking State legislators to oppose the Maryland Trust Act which limits the ability of local governments to freely cooperate with Federal authorities regarding illegal immigration.  Delegate Herb McMillan also opposed that bill and has laid out his reasonings in a […]

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MD receives $195 Million for MD THINK

MD receives $195 Million for MD THINK

| March 26, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) was awarded over $195 million in federal funding to build a groundbreaking technology platform that will transform the state’s ability to deliver vital human services to Marylanders. Maryland’s Total Human-services Information Network, or MD THINK, is a cloud-based data repository that will […]

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Hogan calls for confirmation of Schrader

Hogan calls for confirmation of Schrader

| March 16, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan has called on the Senate Executive Nominations Committee to confirm Dennis Schrader as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). Schrader has been serving as acting secretary since December 2016, where he has a critical oversight role of the state’s response to the heroin and opioid crisis and […]

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Doug Arnold tosses hat into the ring for Clerk of Courts for Anne Arundel County

Doug Arnold tosses hat into the ring for Clerk of Courts for Anne Arundel County

| March 13, 2017

Republican Doug Arnold has announced his candidacy for Clerk of the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, officially kicking off his campaign for election in 2018. Standing in front of the courthouse, he shared about his passion for serving his fellow citizens, and unveiled the priorities he hopes to uphold as their next Clerk. “I am […]

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Hogan makes 189 “Green Bag” appointments

Hogan makes 189 “Green Bag” appointments

| March 7, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan  submitted 189 appointments to the Maryland State Senate late last month. Secretary of Appointments Chris Cavey presented the Senate with the names of the “Green Bag” nominees. “The appointments we submitted  represent our administration’s continued commitment to the people of Maryland to provide the most responsive, competent, and well-qualified representatives that Marylanders […]

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Hogan appoints Nathaniel Oaks to fill vacant Baltimore City seat in Maryland’s General Assembly

Hogan appoints Nathaniel Oaks to fill vacant Baltimore City seat in Maryland’s General Assembly

| February 24, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan has announced the appointment of Delegate Nathaniel Oaks to the Maryland Senate. The governor appointed Delegate Oaks to the Maryland Senate following the recommendation of the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee. Delegate Oaks will replace Lisa Gladden who resigned in January. “I am confident that Delegate Nathaniel Oaks will continue to be a […]

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Hogan appoints Jazz Lewis to vacant Prince Georges County seat in General Assembly

Hogan appoints Jazz Lewis to vacant Prince Georges County seat in General Assembly

| February 23, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Jazz Lewis to the Maryland General Assembly. The governor appointed Jazz Lewis to the House of Delegates following the recommendation of the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee. Lewis will replace Michael Vaughn, who recently resigned from his seat. “I am confident that Jazz Lewis is prepared to […]

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Franchot puts the clamp down on 20 more tax preparers for suspected fraudulent practices

Franchot puts the clamp down on 20 more tax preparers for suspected fraudulent practices

| February 23, 2017

Moving aggressively to protect Maryland taxpayers, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that his office has immediately suspended processing electronic tax returns from 20 paid tax preparers due to a high volume of questionable returns received. “Protecting Maryland taxpayers and detecting fraudulent returns are our top priorities,” said Comptroller Franchot. “We are resolute in our efforts […]

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William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award nominations sought

William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award nominations sought

| February 22, 2017

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that his office is now accepting nominations for the 2017 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. Established in 2012, the award honors the unparalleled legacy of public service left by former Mayor, Governor and Comptroller Schaefer and is presented in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City to individuals and […]

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Chesapeake Climate Action Network praises Senate override of Hogan’s veto

Chesapeake Climate Action Network praises Senate override of Hogan’s veto

| February 14, 2017

The Maryland Senate voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2016 (SB 921/HB 1106), legislation that will accelerate the state’s transition to clean energy. The bill raises Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard requirement to 25 percent by 2020, including boosting the solar “carve-out” to 2.5 percent by 2020. It […]

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Governor’s Office for Children and the Annie E. Casey Foundation launch results-based leadership program

Governor’s Office for Children and the Annie E. Casey Foundation launch results-based leadership program

| February 13, 2017

As part of Governor Hogan’s commitment to ensure young people are on a pathway to education and employment, the Governor’s Office for Children has announced that it has joined with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to launch the “Maryland Governor’s Office for Children Disconnected/Opportunity Youth Results-Based Leadership Program.” About 1 in 10 Maryland youth aged 16-24 […]

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