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November 24, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

County Imposes Immediate New Restrictions on Gathering Sizes, Mask Mandates

Update (Nov. 25): After receiving many questions from residents about Tuesday’s announcement of a new face covering directive, Montgomery County clarified its position. Masks are required anytime residents are likely to come within six feet of someone else. For example, if a resident is walking outside and is likely to come into contact with someone […]

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November 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Cites ‘Need To Go Back To Phase 1’

Update (Nov. 23, 5:30 p.m.): Gov. Larry Hogan did not announce additional restrictions at his 4 p.m. press conference, however he said Maryland State Police will ramp up its COVID-19 compliance enforcement across the state. When asked about Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s call to go back to Phase 1 of reopening, Hogan said Elrich […]

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October 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Outdoor Sports Stadiums Can Open to 10% Capacity

The state of Maryland updated its capacity restrictions for outdoor sports and entertainment venues. On Friday Gov. Larry Hogan and State Health Secretary Robert Neall issued orders saying outdoor sports venues can open to 10% capacity, including M&T Bank Stadium and FedExField. According to the Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium has a capacity of 71,008 […]

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October 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Governor Hogan Casts His Presidential Write-In Vote for Ronald Reagan

Gov. Larry Hogan voted for Ronald Reagan by-mail last week, The Washington Post reported Friday. Hogan wrote-in the late president’s name because he wanted to make a statement, according to The Post. This isn’t his first write-in either, as Hogan voted for his late father in 2016. Larry Hogan Sr. passed away in 2017. Evidently […]

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October 9, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Gov. Larry Hogan Gets His Own Bobblehead

Larry Hogan is one of the latest governors to get their own bobblehead. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled Hogan’s bobblehead this week. The figure presents a 7-inch Hogan behind a podium, with a Maryland state flag printed at the front. The museum will donate $5 from every governor bobblehead sold to the […]

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September 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Frustrated by Lack of Communication from Hogan: ‘We Might Get a Text the Day Of’

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, local, state and national leaders are consistently making decisions and announcements in order to do what they think is best for residents.  Gov. Larry Hogan has been holding press conferences in regard to COVID-19 since late February, sometimes making considerable announcements. Often in response to his announcements, Montgomery County leaders […]

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June 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Indoor Dining Can Resume on Friday, Hogan Announces

Indoor dining can resume at 50 percent capacity in Maryland beginning this Friday, June 12 at 5 p.m., Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday.  Outdoor graduation ceremonies and amusements like rides and miniature golf can also start again. Outdoor pools can increase capacity to 50 percent. All of these additional Phase 2 […]

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June 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘This Was a Murder in a Police Uniform’: Hogan Addresses George Floyd Killing

“This was not just a bad cop or bad policing, this was a murder in a police uniform, right? This is beyond anything you can possibly imagine.” Gov. Larry Hogan addressed the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin and said police reform is needed at a press conference Wednesday.  “There’s no question […]

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June 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces Stage 2 of Reopening Begins Friday

  Stage 2 of Maryland’s reopening begins Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m., Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday.  Hogan is leaving it up to counties to decide whether to follow his plan or reopen more slowly. Montgomery County began Stage 1 of reopening on Monday, while most other counties began on […]

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January 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Comptroller Peter Franchot Announces Run for Governor in 2022

State Comptroller Peter Franchot, 72, announced his plan to run for governor in 2022 at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring on Monday. He is the first person to announce their candidacy for the position.  Standing before a crowd of more than 50 people at @DenizensBrewing in Silver Spring, Maryland Comptroller @peterfranchot says he’s absolutely […]

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