Tag Archives: Larry Hogan

GOP Gov Laments GOP “Circular Firing Squad” [VIDEO]

“It’s sort of a circular firing squad where we’re just attacking members of our own party, instead of focusing on solving problems or standing up and having an argument that we can debate the Democrats on some of the things that the Biden administration is pushing through. “I think they’re concerned about retaliation from the [former] president. They’re concerned about, …

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Maryland To Pay State Employees $100 To Get Vaccine

Axios reports: Maryland will offer a $100 incentive to any state employee who gets vaccinated for COVID-19, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday. Why it matters: The incentive comes as vaccine demand is hitting a wall well before the U.S. has reached herd immunity. State employees in Maryland who have already been vaccinated will also get a retroactive $100 payment. West …

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Maryland Is First State To Repeal Police “Bill Of Rights”

The Washington Post reports: Maryland enacted historic police accountability measures Saturday, becoming the first state to repeal its powerful Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights and setting new rules for when police may use force and how they are investigated and disciplined. The Democratic-majority legislature dealt Republican Gov. Larry Hogan a sharp rebuke, overriding his vetoes of measures that raise …

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Maryland Gov Lifts Limits On Indoor Dining, Retail

Baltimore’s CBS News affiliate reports: Maryland will relax some COVID-19 restrictions later this week, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday. Effective Friday, March 12 at 5 p.m., capacity limits will be lifted on outdoor and indoor dining. Restaurants and bars will still be limited to seated and distanced service only. Capacity limits will also be lifted on retail businesses, religious facilities, …

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MD Gov Declares Emergency Ahead Of Inauguration

Baltimore’s NBC News affiliate reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency related to the 2021 presidential inauguration. The executive action will allow the state to more efficiently coordinate support and provide assistance to local jurisdictions within Maryland and neighboring states. “The state of Maryland will continue to do everything we possibly can …

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Maryland Gov To Trump: “Stop Golfing And Concede”

Baltimore’s CBS News affiliate reports: Gov. Larry Hogan and President Donald Trump went after each other on Twitter Sunday, after the president tweeted out a report that the first batch of coronavirus tests Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan acquired from South Korea were flawed. Hogan used nearly $9.5 million in state funding to purchase 500,000 COVID-19 test kits from abroad back …

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GOP Maryland Gov Says He Early Voted For Reagan

The Washington Post reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said he “voted for Ronald Reagan” in this year’s election, writing in the name of the late president and conservative icon after concluding that he could support neither President Trump nor Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Hogan’s latest rejection of his party’s standard-bearer comes as he works to expand his political network …

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Six States Form Rapid-Testing Coalition In Absence Of Any National Strategy From The Trump Administration

The Washington Post reports: In the absence of a national testing strategy for the novel coronavirus pandemic, six governors have formed a first-of-its-kind purchasing compact they hope will pressure companies that make rapid-detection tests to quickly ramp up production. The governors, three Republicans and three Democrats, say that other states and cities may join them and that talks have already …

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Maryland Gov Lifts Stay-At-Home Order Starting Friday

The Baltimore Sun reports: Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday he is lifting Maryland’s stay-at-home order effective at 5 p.m. Friday as the state has seen a slight two-week decline in hospitalizations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hogan said he is replacing the order with a “Safer at Home” advisory that will not be enforced by the rule of law. It …

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Maryland Gov: Trump Spawned Hundreds Of Poison Control Calls, He Needs To Focus On The Facts [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: You may have seen Friday a warning from the state of Maryland that no, you should absolutely positively not ingest cleaning products. On ABC’s This Week Sunday, Governor Larry Hogan (R- MD) addressed that warning and criticized the president’s comments on disinfectants as seriously concerning. “We had hundreds of calls come into our emergency hotline at our health …

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MD Gov On Dealing With Trump: Don’t Poke The Bear

Politico reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan insisted Thursday that he has pulled no punches in advocating for states’ interests when dealing with President Donald Trump. But the chairman of the National Governors Association also acknowledged he has been careful not to “poke the bear” in the Oval Office amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hogan suggested he had opted to pursue a …

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Maryland And Virginia Issue “Stay At Home” Orders

Axios reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued stay-at-home orders on Monday, with exceptions for residents engaged in essential services, including health care and government functions. The states are the latest to announce policies to enforce social distancing, which have affected almost 250 million Americans. More than 1.5 billion people worldwide had been asked to stay …

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MARYLAND: State Does Away With In-Person Voting

The Baltimore Sun reports: The Maryland Board of Elections is planning to do away with polling stations for the state’s already delayed primary. Voters would instead be required to mail in or drop off their ballots in an effort to limit coronavirus infections. If approved, the move would eliminate any need for Maryland’s more than 4 million registered voters to …

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MARYLAND: Governor Postpones Primary To June 2nd

The Baltimore Sun reports: Maryland will postpone its April 28 primary to June 2 because of the spreading coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Larry Hogan ordered Tuesday. The governor is issuing a proclamation Tuesday to move the date of the primary, which includes the Baltimore mayor’s race, U.S. House contests and the presidential primary. “I have two main priorities — keeping Marylanders …

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Third Republican Governor Backs Impeachment Inquiry

Politico reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan publicly expressed support for the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, joining a small but growing number of Republicans breaking from the party’s mostly unwavering support of the president. “I think we do need an inquiry because we have to get to the bottom of it,” Hogan said in a segment on PBS’ Firing …

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GOP Maryland Gov Seriously Considering 2020 WH Bid

The Washington Post reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he is seriously considering a primary challenge to President Trump, adding that the only reason Trump is not facing obstruction charges is that aides thwarted the president. Hogan criticized fellow Republicans in Congress and state houses across the country for not speaking out in the wake of special counsel Robert …

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Maryland Gov Emerges As Possible Trump Challenger

Axios reports: Most Republicans are of the opinion that Trump is “unassailable” in a GOP primary, but some are anxious enough about his vulnerabilities that they’re looking at Larry Hogan, the popular centrist governor of Maryland, as a possible alternative. Hogan’s inauguration speech after winning reelection in November was viewed as “an unmistakable act of aggression” by the White House, …

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MARYLAND: GOP Governor Mulls White House Bid

The Washington Post reports: For the second time this week, Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan held forth about local and national politics during a visit to Democrat-rich Montgomery County, floating the idea of open primaries and contemplating a future in national politics. “You never say never,” Hogan told a gathering of business leaders in Bethesda when asked if he would …

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MARYLAND: Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous Wins Crowded Democratic Gubernatorial Primary [VIDEO]

The Baltimore Sun reports: Former NAACP chief Ben Jealous won Maryland’s Democratic primary for governor Tuesday, promising to deliver a progressive agenda that makes college free, legalizes marijuana and raises the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Bolstered by support in the Baltimore region, spending from outside groups and an aggressive union-backed turnout machine, Jealous emerged from the six-way …

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GOP Maryland Gov Signs Ex-Gay Torture Ban Into Law

The Associated Press reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a bill to prohibit health professionals from practicing “gay conversion therapy” on minors, as a growing number of states and municipalities are banning the practice. The Republican governor signed the bill Tuesday. Maryland is the 12th state to enact legislation against the practice of trying to alter a person’s sexual …

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