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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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DaJuan Gay officially running for Annapolis Alderman in Ward 6

DaJuan Gay officially running for Annapolis Alderman in Ward 6

| January 19, 2017

In a Facebook post this afternoon, DaJuan Gay officially announced hi intent to run for Annapolis Alderman representing Ward 6. Many will remember DaJuan as the organizer of the solidarity march this past summer. DaJuan, 20,  is a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and a resident of Ward 6. Currently, Ward 6 […]

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Hogan plans some relief to Maryland students this session

Hogan plans some relief to Maryland students this session

| January 19, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan has announced the administration’s 2017 Student Debt and Tuition Relief Initiative, as well as targeted investments in higher education. Governor Hogan made the announcement at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was joined by Maryland Secretary of Higher Education James Fielder and Maryland Secretary of Housing and Community Development Ken […]

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New York Times exposes Annapolis man for fake news site

New York Times exposes Annapolis man for fake news site

| January 18, 2017

The New York Times published an article this morning about Cameron Harris of Annapolis. Cameron’s claim to fame was the creation of a fake news website and the fabrication of a story about a warehouse full of fraudulent Clinton votes in Ohio. The story went viral earning the man $1000/hour in web advertising revenue. At […]

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Alexus Viegas to hold campaign launch at Caliente Grill on January 19th

Alexus Viegas to hold campaign launch at Caliente Grill on January 19th

| January 17, 2017

Alexus Viegas, candidate for City Alderwoman, Ward 7, will hold her official campaign launch party at Caliente Grill on January 19, 2017 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. The even t is not a fundraiser, The event is not a fundraiser, however campaign contributions may be made to Friends of Alexus Viegas at the event. […]

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Hogan announces Justice For Victims Initiative as 2017 session opens

Hogan announces Justice For Victims Initiative as 2017 session opens

| January 13, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan has announced the administration’s Justice for Victims Initiative, a series of proposals to help prevent future victims of crime, protect Maryland’s most vulnerable citizens, and stop repeat offenders. Joining the governor for the announcement were leading victims’ rights advocate Roberta Roper; Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis, and Sergeant David Owens, who investigated […]

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Changes afoot in Hogan’s Cabinet

Changes afoot in Hogan’s Cabinet

| January 12, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Lourdes R. Padilla as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR). Ms. Padilla will replace current Acting Secretary Gregory S. James, who will return to his prior role as Deputy Secretary for Programs. James became acting secretary in October following the departure of former Secretary Sam […]

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Hogan lays out jobs initiative in advance of legislative session

Hogan lays out jobs initiative in advance of legislative session

| January 10, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan today unveiled the 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative, a comprehensive legislative package that will provide incentives for the creation of thousands of jobs and $5 million in strategic investments in education and workforce training to put even more Marylanders back to work. As the centerpiece of this initiative, the governor announced the More […]

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Hogan unveils $65M environmental legislative package

Hogan unveils $65M environmental legislative package

| January 4, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan  announced key elements of the administration’s environmental agenda for the 2017 legislative session, which includes targeted investments and market-based solutions to protect and preserve Maryland’s environment and natural resources. The governor’s 2017 Environmental Package includes initiatives to grow jobs in green industries, promote the use of electric vehicles, invest in renewable energy […]

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