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Maryland Governor: $20.7 Million Education Relief Fund
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Maryland Governor: $20.7 Million Education Relief Fund

Grants for K-12 Schools, Community Colleges, Independent Colleges, School for the Deaf, School for the Blind ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today announced an additional $20.7 million in COVID-19 relief funding for education as school systems work to get students safely back into classrooms. “In addition to proposing a budget that funds education across the board at record levels, we are working to get federal COVID-19 relief funding out to schools and colleges as quickly as possible,” said Governor Hogan.  “We are prioritizing this relief funding where it can do the most good for the most students.” Last week, the governor proposed a FY 2022 recovery budget that funds education at record levels, including $7.5 billion for K-12 schools. This funding comes through t...
Maryland Governor Honors Senate President Emeritus Thomas Mike Miller
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Maryland Governor Honors Senate President Emeritus Thomas Mike Miller

Governor Hogan Honors the Life and Legacy of Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) As the Maryland Senate paid tribute to President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Governor Hogan reflected on his lifelong friendship with the nation’s longest continuously serving presiding officer. Following are the governor’s remarks as delivered: “It’s an honor to have this opportunity to say a few words about my lifelong friend, Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. The First Lady and I extend our deepest sympathies to Mike’s family; to his incredible wife Patti, whose application for sainthood I have already submitted to the Holy Father; to their children, Tommy, Missy, Michelle, Melanie, and Amanda; to Mike’s eight surviving brothers and sisters, who got the exp...
Maryland Lottery: 3 Players Enjoy ‘Extreme Cash’ Payouts
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Maryland Lottery: 3 Players Enjoy ‘Extreme Cash’ Payouts

(STL.News) An “extreme” scratch-off prize is in the hands of three lucky Maryland Lottery players, who each won the $100,000 top prize on a $100,000 Extreme Cash instant ticket. The three extremely lucky winners hail from Maryland and Virginia.  A 22-year-old Baltimore man purchased his $30 winning scratch-off at Westside Liquors located at 2413 Frederick Avenue in Baltimore.  The second Maryland resident is a 20-year-old woman from Hagerstown who bought a lucky instant ticket at AC&T convenience store, which is located at 22507 Jefferson Boulevard in Smithburg.  The third winner is a 53-year-old woman from Dumfries, Va., who bought her lucky scratch-off at Meads Liquors located at 5102 Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill. The winners’ Lottery retailers also can celebrate.  Each sto...
Maryland Governor Hogan: Inauguration of President Biden
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Maryland Governor Hogan: Inauguration of President Biden

ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement after attending the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: “Today, it was my honor to attend the inauguration of Joe Biden on behalf of the people of Maryland as he was sworn in as our 46th president.  Through the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, we show the world that the Constitution, the rule of law, and the will of the people ultimately prevail in the United States of America. “As this new administration takes office, I want to offer President Biden my congratulations and my sincere hope for his success. “Our nation faces unprecedented challenges.  We must defeat this pandemic, restore economic prosperity, and show Americans that we can deliver solutions to ...
Maryland Governor Hogan Visits National Guard at U.S. Capitol
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Maryland Governor Hogan Visits National Guard at U.S. Capitol

Governor Hogan Visits Maryland National Guard at U.S. Capitol, Briefed on Security Operations Maryland’s Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead Commands National Guard Troops Defending the Capitol ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan  visited Maryland National Guard soldiers deployed at the U.S. Capitol, and received a briefing on security operations for the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies.  “The State of Maryland will do everything we can to protect the transition of power, and we continue to work closely with allied law enforcement and federal partners to support the inauguration,” said Governor Hogan.  “I am looking forward to attending the ceremonies on Wednesday to represent the people of Maryland.” He was joined by Maryland’s Brigadier General Janeen L. Birckhead.  General Birckh...
Maryland Governor Announces $34 Million for Higher Education Projects
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Maryland Governor Announces $34 Million for Higher Education Projects

Governor Hogan Announces Additional $34 Million for Higher Education and Economic Development Projects ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News)—Governor Larry Hogan today announced an additional $34 million for critical capital projects in the State of Maryland to improve infrastructure at colleges and universities and to support economic development across the state. To date, the governor has announced more than $700 million in emergency economic relief for Marylanders.  With the addition of the RELIEF Act, the governor’s top priority for 2021, this commitment will total $1.7 billion in state aid. “As we continue on our road to recovery, these investments in higher education and economic development are just one more way we can put people to work while providing critical services to Marylanders,” ...
Maryland Governor – Lt. Governor Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations
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Maryland Governor – Lt. Governor Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations

Governor Hogan and Lt. Governor Rutherford Receive Continuity of Government COVID-19 Vaccinations Public Event Promotes Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan and Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today received their continuity of government COVID-19 vaccinations as part of a public event to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccines.  The governor and lieutenant governor were joined by First Lady Yumi Hogan, Second Lady Monica Rutherford, and Deputy Health Secretary Dr. Jinlene Chan. “Getting vaccinated is the only way to keep you, your family, your friends, and your community healthy and safe, and it is absolutely critical to preventing more illnesses, more hospitalizations, and more deaths,” said Governor Hogan.  “It’s the only way to e...
Maryland Governor: $30 Million Relief for Entertainment Venues
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Maryland Governor: $30 Million Relief for Entertainment Venues

Governor Hogan Announces $30 Million in Emergency Relief for Music and Entertainment Venues Awards Will Directly Help Preserve More Than 800 Jobs State Has Provided More Than $700 Million in Emergency Economic Relief Governor’s RELIEF Act Provides Stimulus and Tax Relief for Small Businesses ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today announced $30 million in awards for more than 90 live music and performance venues, live entertainment promoters, and independently-owned local movie theaters whose operations have been impacted by COVID-19. This is part of the more than $700 million in emergency economic relief provided by the State of Maryland. “These awards will save hundreds of jobs and help many of Maryland’s entertainment venues sustain their operations until they can saf...
Maryland To Receive $402 Million As Federal Rental Assistance
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Maryland To Receive $402 Million As Federal Rental Assistance

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland To Receive $402 Million Through Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program Funding Will Expand Existing Rental Programs For Those Impacted by COVID-19 Can Be Used For Rent, Utilities, Home Energy Costs, and Other Housing Expenses ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland is eligible for an estimated $402,439,000 in federal rental assistance made available through the Consolidated Appropriations Act.  The state officially filed its application to the U.S. Treasury Department on January 8, ahead of the January 12 deadline.  The majority of the funding will be administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, with local jurisdictions managing the remainder. “COVID-19 has caused i...
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims Korean American Day
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims Korean American Day

Governor Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan Recognize Immense Contributions of Korean Americans to Maryland ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today proclaimed January 13 as Korean American Day. Joined by First Lady Yumi Hogan, the first Korean American First Lady in any state, Governor Hogan commemorated 118 years since the first Korean immigrants came to the United States in 1903. “This year, the First Lady and I are particularly grateful that this friendship [with the Republic of Korea] enabled us to secure much-needed COVID-19 test kits at a time when they were scarce,” said Governor Hogan.  “And since the very beginning of the pandemic, Korean Americans have selflessly served their fellow Marylanders by volunteering their time and resources.” More than 50,000 Korean Ame...
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces Appointments
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces Appointments

ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News)—On the first day of the 442nd Legislative Session, Governor Larry Hogan announced the following appointments to Maryland’s legislative, judicial, and executive branches: Delegate Michael A. Jackson to the Maryland Senate, representing Legislative District 27 Colonel Reid J. Novotny to the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Legislative District 9A Dennis Schrader as nominee for Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health Michael O. Twigg to the Allegany County Circuit Court Judge Stacy Adele Mayer to the Baltimore County Circuit Court Heather Lynne Price to the Caroline County District Court Judge Bryon Bereano to the Prince George’s County District Court In total, Governor Hogan is submitting 274 appointments to the House and Sen...
Maryland: 2 Cases of B-117 Strain of SARS-CoV-2 Identified
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Maryland: 2 Cases of B-117 Strain of SARS-CoV-2 Identified

ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in Maryland residents caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 variant strain commonly known as B-117. The B-117 strain first emerged in the United Kingdom in late 2020.  The strain has not been shown to cause more severe illness or increased risk of death when compared to other strains.  However, the strain has been shown to be more transmissible than other strains.  Additionally, there is no evidence suggesting that the currently available COVID-19 vaccines are less effective on the B-117 strain. “Our state health officials are closely monitoring the emergence of the B-117 strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the state,” said Governor Hogan.  “We encourage Marylande...
Maryland Governor Hogan Announces Citizens Redistricting Commission
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Maryland Governor Hogan Announces Citizens Redistricting Commission

Commission Will Lead Open and Transparent Process to Produce Fair Maps For State Legislative and Congressional Districts First Commission of its Kind in State History ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today issued an executive order establishing—for the first time in state history—an independent Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission, which will be charged with drawing fair legislative and congressional maps for the 2022 elections.  Throughout his time in office, the governor has led the charge for gerrymandering reform in Maryland and nationwide. “This commission is the first of its kind in the long history of our state,” said Governor Hogan.  “Unlike the partisan, backdoor manner in which our state’s political power brokers have conducted the state’s redistricting pr...
DC: Bowser, Hogan & Northam’s Statement for Presidential Inauguration
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DC: Bowser, Hogan & Northam’s Statement for Presidential Inauguration

Joint Statement from Bowser, Hogan and Northam on Planning for the 59th Presidential Inauguration Washington, DC (STL.News) Today, the chief executives of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia held a joint call to discuss planning for the 59th Presidential Inauguration.  The call covered recent requests by DC to the federal government, and the leaders discussed the need for enhanced planning and preparation compared to previous inaugurations given the chaos, injury, and death experienced at the United States Capitol during the insurrection on January 6, 2021.  The Mayor and the Governors agreed to urge Americans not to come into Washington, DC for the Inauguration and to instead participate virtually. They issued the following statement: “January 6, 2021 is now a seminal ...
Maryland Governor Hogan Announces $1 Billion Relief Package
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Maryland Governor Hogan Announces $1 Billion Relief Package

RELIEF Act of 2021 Provides Direct Stimulus Payments for 400,000 Marylanders, Sales Tax Credits for 55,000 Small Businesses Repeals State and Local Income Taxes on Unemployment Benefits RELIEF Act Will Be Introduced as Emergency Legislation, Brings Total State Relief to $1.7 Billion ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today introduced the RELIEF Act of 2021, an emergency legislative package that will provide more than $1 billion in direct stimulus and tax relief for Maryland working families, small businesses, and those who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This legislation builds on the more than $700 million in emergency economic relief that the governor has already announced. “With the start of a new 2021 legislative session on Wednesday, we are...
Maryland Governor – $50.5 Million Economic Development
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Maryland Governor – $50.5 Million Economic Development

Will Help Create Jobs and Support Economic Recovery as State Battles COVID-19 Pandemic Governor Will Soon Propose Larger Economic and Stimulus Relief Package For Families and Small Businesses ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Friday announced $50.5 million for critical capital projects in the State of Maryland, including school construction and economic development projects across the state. To date, the governor has announced more than $700 million in emergency economic relief for Marylanders. “These shovel-ready projects will help create jobs and lay the foundation for the strongest possible recovery,” said Governor Hogan.  “In the coming days, we will be proposing a larger economic and stimulus relief package to provide further support to struggling Marylanders...
Maryland Lottery: Hyattsville Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5
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Maryland Lottery: Hyattsville Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5

Top-prize winning ticket sold in Jan. 7 drawing (STL.News) A lucky Bonus Match 5 player just won the game’s first $50,000 top prize of 2021.  The Maryland Lottery is looking for the player who bought the winning ticket in the Thursday, Jan. 7 drawing at 7-Eleven #11728 in Hyattsville. The lucky ticket matches the five numbers of 10, 14, 18, 21 and 25; the Bonus Ball was 29. Lottery officials encourage the big winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and put it in a safe location.  Winners typically get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes.  However, the Lottery has temporarily extended claiming deadlines due to Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency. The $50,000 winner can claim the prize by mail or in person by appointment at the Lottery headquarters’ C...
More Than $154 Million Available to Help Marylanders
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More Than $154 Million Available to Help Marylanders

More Than $154 Million Available to Help Marylanders With Energy and Utility Bills State Programs Can Assist With Current and Past Due Bills ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today announced that more than $154 million is available in energy assistance funds to help cover heating, electric, and gas utility bills, representing an approximately 40% increase from last year.  More than $110 million was distributed in Fiscal Year 2020. “Too many Marylanders have faced undue financial hardships during this unprecedented crisis, including the inability to pay their utility bills,” said Governor Hogan.  “We will continue to maximize our resources to help as many Marylanders as possible.” The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP), Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP), a...