MD Governor Larry Hogan

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Hogan directs police to suspend Maryland gun carry standard

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has directed the state police to suspend the state's "good and substantial reason" standard for permits to carry handguns after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar New York law last month. The Republican governor said in a statement Tuesday that the New York law pertaining to handguns "is virtually indistinguishable from Maryland law." As a result, Hogan said he was […]

today07/06/2022 1


Former Hogan aide faces additional federal charge

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed an additional charge against a former aide to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for allegedly falsifying records. A superseding indictment was announced against Roy McGrath by the U.S. attorney's office on Tuesday in a case that alleges he collected excessive expenses and arranged for an unprecedented $233,647 severance payment. The Baltimore Sun reports the new federal wire fraud charge against McGrath relates to a […]

today06/30/2022 3


Hogan vetoes 18 bills, including ballot signature measure

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced vetoes of 18 bills, including a measure that would have allowed voters who forget to sign their mail-in ballot to do so after mailing to get it counted. The Republican governor also vetoed a bill that would have allowed union dues to be tax deductible, as well as a bill that would have stayed eviction proceedings against tenants who could […]

today05/31/2022 3


Governor Hogan signs bills to strengthen cybersecurity

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan signed measures Thursday to strengthen cybersecurity in state and local governments in Maryland. The bill signings happened after lawmakers approved legislation and big investments this year to protect vital systems against cyberattacks. One of the measures aims to help local governments, school systems and health departments work with more resources and assistance from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to improve cybersecurity. The agency […]

today05/16/2022 2


MD Gov. Hogan announces aid package for Odesa, Ukraine

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is shipping a multimillion dollar aid package to Odesa, Ukraine, including medical supplies and body armor. Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement Tuesday at a warehouse in Hanover, Maryland, with Yaroslav Brisiuck, deputy chief of mission for the Embassy of Ukraine. The Maryland Department of Health is donating more than 485,000 bandages and wound care supplies, 95 Eternity mechanical ventilators for intensive care units and […]

today05/11/2022 1


Hogan announces new Maryland Department of Environment chief

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has named an official at the state’s Department of the Environment to be the agency’s new secretary. Horacio Tablada, who now serves as a deputy secretary at the department, will be the agency’s chief, effective June 1. Tablada has more than three decades of experience as an environmental leader in the state. He has served in management and technical capacities in state […]

today05/10/2022 5


Hogan won’t release funds to expand abortion training

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's spokesman says the governor won’t grant a request by the state’s comptroller to immediately make $3.5 million available immediately to pay for training to prepare medical professionals other than physicians to perform abortions when a new law takes effect. Spokesman Michael Ricci said Wednesday the Republican governor firmly believes that non-licensed physicians should not be performing abortions. Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat, […]



Gov. Hogan urges voters to ‘stand against the extremes’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is urging Republican voters to “stand against the extremes.” In a speech Tuesday, Hogan criticized President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, as the term-limited governor weighs a presidential run. In prepared remarks for a speech Tuesday evening, the Republican criticized last year’s rioting at the U.S. Capitol as “an outrageous attack on our Democracy, incited by the losing candidate’s inflammatory […]

today05/04/2022 2


Hogan signs public safety bills and tax credit for jobs

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed into law measures to increase transparency in the criminal justice system and to create a statewide firearms enforcement center to better track gun crimes. The governor also signed a bill Thursday to extend tax incentives for manufacturers that locate or expand in the state and a measure to restrict the use of toxic "forever chemicals" in food packaging, rugs and […]

today04/26/2022 2