MD Governor Larry Hogan

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Maryland’s first lady tests positive for coronavirus

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's governor says his wife has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted Thursday morning that first lady Yumi Hogan tested positive as part of their weekly testing regimen. The governor says his wife, who has been vaccinated and received a booster, will quarantine at the governor's residence in Annapolis. He says he received negative rapid and PCR tests. […]

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Hogan presents final budget proposal amid huge surplus

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan presented his final budget proposal, touting tax cuts, record education and school construction spending and aid for the vulnerable. Hogan said Wednesday that his administration's mission has been to leave the state in a stronger fiscal position. The proposal would gradually eliminate the taxation of all income for retirees above 65 who receive Social Security. Maryland has an unprecedented $4.6 billion budget […]

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June trial date set for former aide to Maryland governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former top aide to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to go on trial in June on charges of misconduct in office and illegally recording conversations. The Baltimore Sun reports that Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Stacy McCormack set the trial for June 7 during a hearing Friday in Annapolis. Roy McGrath spent 11 weeks in 2020 as chief of staff to Hogan, a […]

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Maryland to open more testing sites; distribute 20M masks

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is opening six new hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites. Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement Thursday at one of the new locations at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health in Easton. The new locations are on track to be fully operational and open each day with no appointment necessary by the end of next week. The other locations are TidalHealth in Wicomico County; Garrett Regional Medical […]

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Maryland governor proposes $4.6 billion tax relief package

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing a major tax relief package for the upcoming legislative session, but much of what the governor is supporting has stalled in the General Assembly in recent years. The Republican governor described his plan at a news conference Tuesday as the largest tax-relief package in the state's history. He said it would deliver more than $4.6 billion in relief to Maryland […]

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GOP steps up bid to persuade Hogan to run for Senate in MD

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other leading Republicans are intensifying a personal late-stage push to persuade Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to run for the Senate. Moderate Republicans including Sen. Susan Collins of Maine have made personal appeals to the term-limited Maryland governor, a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump. And several other Washington officials have shared internal polling and made financial pledges to encourage Hogan to challenge Democratic […]

today01/11/2022 4


Hogan announces 10 hospital testing sites for COVID-19

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is opening 10 new hospital-based testing sites for COVID-19. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the locations of the sites while touring a new state-run testing site at Laurel Medical Center. The nine additional sites will open by the end of next week to meet rising demand for testing and to divert people way from emergency rooms just to get a test. The new sites will be […]

today01/07/2022 6


Mask mandate returns in Maryland state buildings

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Masks are required again in all state buildings in Maryland. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that face coverings are required for employees and visitors in all state buildings and leased space in all public or shared spaces. The announcement comes as state health officials reported 14,251 new coronavirus cases Monday and 2,746 hospitalizations. The governor announced that the state will give employees who receive a […]

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Hogan declares 30-day state of emergency due to virus surge

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a 30-day state of emergency to fight a surge in COVID-19 cases. As part of the announcement on Tuesday, Hogan said 1,000 members of the Maryland National Guard will be mobilized to help state and local health officials. About 250 National Guard members will be deployed to support COVID-19 testing sites across Maryland, including at hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, […]

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