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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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Hogan wants to restructure state employee pension system

Hogan wants to restructure state employee pension system

| February 9, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan announced the State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce, legislation that will restructure and protect Maryland’s current underperforming employee pension system. The proposed legislation will allow the state to begin paying down the unfunded liability in the current pension system while creating a sustainable retirement system that will serve state […]

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Hogan introduces ethics reform bills

Hogan introduces ethics reform bills

| January 30, 2017

Standing on the steps of the historic Maryland State House, Governor Larry Hogan unveiled a series of sweeping ethics reform proposals to target conflicts of interest and corruption among state officials, increase transparency and public access to state government, and reform the county liquor board nominating process following a string of fraud and bribery scandals. […]

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Hogan, Franchot team up for Taxpayer Protection Act of 2017

Hogan, Franchot team up for Taxpayer Protection Act of 2017

| January 29, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot have  announced their support and plans for the administration to introduce the Taxpayer Protection Act of 2017, legislation that will provide greater protections to Maryland taxpayers from tax fraud and identity theft. The proposed legislation will strengthen the ability of the Office of the Comptroller to prevent tax […]

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Schuh announces procurement reforms

Schuh announces procurement reforms

| January 26, 2017

County Executive Steve Schuh  announced his administration has implemented a series of reforms to the procurement system to save taxpayers’ money and increase efficiency in county government. “We have changed fundamentally how government will do business with the private sector,” said Schuh. “The reforms we implemented in 2016 will ensure a better, more efficient county […]

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Hogan names three to Maryland Aviation Commission

Hogan names three to Maryland Aviation Commission

| January 26, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan announced Chineta Kennedy Davis of Elkridge, John Kiser of Kensington and David Winstead of Chevy Chase as the three newest appointees to the Maryland Aviation Commission. The Maryland Aviation Commission is an advisory panel to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA).  The MAA owns and operates Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood […]

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Hogan appoints Randall Nixon as Small Business Ombudsman

Hogan appoints Randall Nixon as Small Business Ombudsman

| January 25, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Randall K. Nixon as Small Business Ombudsman. Nixon fills the vacancy created by Roger Campos, who recently became Assistant Secretary at the Department of Housing and Community Development. Mr. Nixon has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and small business owner in Maryland. As […]

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Hogan’s 2017 budget released

Hogan’s 2017 budget released

| January 24, 2017

Following a bipartisan briefing for the fiscal leaders of the Maryland General Assembly, Governor Larry Hogan announced major items in the administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget, which was officially submitted on Wednesday, January 18. The governor’s FY 2018 budget responsibly holds the line on spending without raising taxes, cutting services, or raiding special funds. The […]

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Schuh to receive Crofton Rotary award for efforts to bring Crofton High to fruition

Schuh to receive Crofton Rotary award for efforts to bring Crofton High to fruition

| January 22, 2017

Anne Arundel County has announced that, on January 28th at 6:00 PM, the Crofton Rotary Club will award County Executive Steve Schuh its “Service Above Self Award” for his efforts in making Crofton High School a reality. “For years politicians have talked about building a Crofton High School, but, through the efforts of our administration, […]

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