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yesterday at 16:45. Facebook
"Among the factors that have helped Maryland develop a national reputation for its education system is the authority the State Board of Education enjoys to set policy and make decisions that best serve student interests without political interference. Sadly, that may soon become a thing of the past. The General Assembly is set to gut the board’s power to establish key educational standards in...
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Opinion | Maryland threatens to reverse its progress in education

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yesterday at 15:17. Facebook
In one of the most outrageous and irresponsible moves that our legislature has ever taken, the House has passed and the Senate is currently debating a bill that prohibits the State Board of Education from taking any substantial action to make any improvements to persistently failing schools. It prevents needed accountability in our school system, makes it more difficult to identify school...
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yesterday at 14:02. Facebook
Since Governor Larry Hogan took office, Maryland has gained an astounding 104,800 new jobs!

Last month alone, Maryland added 11,500 new jobs. In a statement Governor Larry Hogan said, "Since our administration took office, Maryland has gained an astounding 104,800 jobs, with 94,600 jobs coming from our private sector job creators. These impressive numbers prove that we are making tremendous...
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yesterday at 12:16. Facebook
"It's no surprise the Democrats killed Gov. Larry Hogan's nonpartisan redistricting bill. But don't buy for a second that it is in response to recent Republican redistricting in other states. Maryland Democrats were carving up the state long before Republicans got in the game elsewhere...

During the same period, Maryland's Senate President, Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., carved up the state twice...
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Right stuff: Don't buy excuses on redistricting

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yesterday at 01:42. Facebook
Happy #NationalPuppyDay from grandpuppy Daisy!
Change Maryland
03/23/2017 at 22:09. Facebook
"Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley must provide testimony in a challenge by Republicans to a congressional district they allege was unconstitutionally redrawn to favor Democrats.

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar last week rejected arguments by O’Malley, a Democrat, that he cannot be compelled to testify regarding his discussions leading to the redrawing of the 6th Congressional District...
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O’Malley must testify in GOP redistricting challenging, judge says

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03/23/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Maryland is only one of seven states that does not allow the live video streaming of the proceedings and deliberations on the floor of the House and Senate. Governor Larry Hogan's Legislative Transparency Act would finally change that.

The House Health and Government Operations Committee held a hearing on our Legislative Transparency Act of 2017, but has not yet brought this important...
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03/23/2017 at 17:43. Facebook
Educating Maryland's children is Governor Larry Hogan's number one priority, and his administration has provided record funding for our public schools since he took office.

However, the legislature is pushing a terrible bill that will have disastrous consequences for our schools and prevent thousands of kids from getting access to the world-class education they deserve. The so-called "Protect...
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Hogan pledges veto of bill that would limit Maryland school reforms

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03/23/2017 at 14:35. Facebook
What does the legislature have to hide?

Maryland is only one of seven states that does not allow the live video streaming of the proceedings and deliberations on the floor of the House and Senate. Governor Larry Hogan's Legislative Transparency Act would finally change that.

The House Health and Government Operations Committee held a hearing on our Legislative Transparency Act of 2017, but...
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03/23/2017 at 11:50. Facebook
"In deep-blue Maryland, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2:1 margin, Republican Governor Larry Hogan continues to receive strong job approval ratings from a large majority of voters.

In the latest Washington Post-University of Maryland Poll, voters give Governor Hogan a 65% job approval rating, a feat not matched by the state’s three previous governors. Governor Hogan’s focus on...
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Overwhelming Majority of Maryland Voters Approve of Gov. Larry Hogan’s Job Performance – RGA

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03/22/2017 at 23:18. Facebook
Maryland continues to be home to one of the most highly-educated workforces in America. But the harsh reality today is that a college education too often goes hand-in-hand with crippling debt. Our administration is taking action to help graduates get debt-free faster. In January, Governor Larry Hogan announced our Student Debt and Tuition Relief Initiative, which allows Marylanders to deduct...
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03/22/2017 at 21:27. Facebook
"Gov. Larry Hogan has meetings with Cabinet secretaries in Washington, including Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

A Hogan spokeswoman says the Maryland Republican is set to meet with Price on Wednesday to advocate for the state's interests under any federal health care plan. Spokeswoman Amelia Chassé says that includes preserving Maryland's innovative Medicare waiver and...
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Hogan to meet with Cabinet secretaries in Washington

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03/22/2017 at 17:49. Facebook
"Most of life’s necessities — food, clothing and shelter — start with agriculture. March 21 was National Agriculture Day, which recognizes and celebrates the contributions of agriculture to American society. To coincide with this national celebration, Gov. Larry Hogan has declared March 19-25 as 'Maryland Agriculture Week.' From the mountains of western Maryland with its dairy farms and hay to...
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Thank a farmer

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03/22/2017 at 15:32. Facebook
"Once again, Maryland Democrats in the House of Delegates have killed Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's call to form an independent committee to draw the state's congressional and legislative districts every 10 years, choosing to play political games instead of doing what is best for Maryland voters...

The House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee voted 18-5 along party lines with no...
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Editorial: Maryland Democrats may regret lack of support for redistricting reform

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03/22/2017 at 12:39. Facebook
"Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he is 'outraged by the brutal and violent rape' of a 14-year-old girl at Rockville High School last week...

'I am outraged by the brutal and violent rape of a 14 year old girl in a Rockville public school. Our prayers are with her,' Hogan posted in a Facebook statement Tuesday. 'The State of Maryland is calling on Montgomery County to immediately and fully...
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Gov. Hogan 'Outraged' Over Rape of Girl in School Bathroom

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03/22/2017 at 01:30. Facebook
This afternoon, Governor Larry Hogan addressed the very serious situation unfolding in Montgomery County Schools. Marylanders - especially parents with children in the school system - DESERVE answers about how this happened and what steps are being taken to keep students safe:
Change Maryland
03/21/2017 at 23:34. Facebook
"Maryland Governor Larry Hogan blasted Montgomery County Public Schools officials Tuesday, demanding that the district turn over information about what led to the rape of a 14-year-old girl in the bathroom at Rockville High School last week.

So far, Montgomery County officials have refused to provide information to both the governor’s officer and the state Board of Education. It’s rare to...
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Md. Governor calls out MCPS' 'lack of cooperation' in Rockville High rape case

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03/21/2017 at 21:11. Facebook
Governor Larry Hogan officially proclaimed March 19-25 Maryland Agriculture Week, and declared today National Agriculture Day here in Maryland!

"There's a reason why there's a farmer on our state seal - Ag is such an important part of our history, our heritage, and our economy. I ask all Marylanders to take time today, and every day, to support our local farmers and this important industry."
Change Maryland
03/21/2017 at 17:43. Facebook
Governor Larry Hogan released the following statement about the terrible events that occurred in Montgomery County:

"I am outraged by the brutal and violent rape of a 14 year old girl in a Rockville public school. Our prayers are with her. The State of Maryland is calling on Montgomery County to immediately and fully cooperate with all federal authorities during the investigation of this...
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2 male students charged with raping girl in school bathroom

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03/21/2017 at 11:54. Facebook
"Democrats in a key House committee on Monday killed Gov. Larry Hogan's proposal to assign the redrawing of Maryland's congressional districts to a nonpartisan commission.

The 18-5 party-line vote by the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee surprised no one. The Democratic leadership of the General Assembly may realize that public sentiment has turned against gerrymandering — even...
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Our say: Maryland Democrats predictable on redistricting

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