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March 18, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Bethesda Resident Jon Baron Exploring Bid for Governor

Bethesda resident Jon Baron, a former federal official and nonprofit executive, is exploring a run to succeed Gov. Larry Hogan, who will reach his term limit in 2022. “When I was growing up in a middle-class family in Montgomery County, we often heard politicians talk about problems facing our state like poverty, low-performing schools, and […]

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March 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Calls County Mass Vaccination Site Announcement ‘Premature,’ Says No Decision Made

After leaders said Montgomery County is approved for a mass vaccination site at Montgomery College Germantown, Gov. Larry Hogan called the announcement “premature.” During a county council meeting Tuesday morning, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard announced that the state approved a COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus. “The […]

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January 28, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Tom Perez, Former DNC Chair, Hints at Run for Maryland Governor

Tom Perez, who just ended his term as chair of the Democratic National Committee, said on the Bill Press Podcast Tuesday, that he’s considering a run for Maryland governor in 2022. When asked what the future holds, Perez—who previously served as a Montgomery County Councilmember from 2002 to 2006 and Labor Secretary under former President […]

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January 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Concerned About State’s ‘Abrupt’ Change in Reopening Guidance

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) said it is deeply worried about Gov. Larry Hogan’s “abrupt” announcement urging all Maryland school districts to offer some form of in-person instruction by March 1. “While we appreciate the commitment to provide additional resources to assist local districts with reopening efforts, we are deeply concerned by the abrupt change […]

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January 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: By End of May, State Expects Enough Vaccines for 30% of Population

At the current pace of COVID-19 vaccine allocation, Maryland officials expect to receive 1.8 million doses from the federal government by the end of May, Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Tuesday. That’s only 30% of the state’s population, the governor said. “So, this is going to be a long haul.” Hogan said […]

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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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