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7:52 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Hogan Names Four Cabinet Secretaries

Governor-Elect Larry Hogan (R-Md)
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Governor-elect Larry Hogan has named four Cabinet secretaries for his administration.

One of them, Secretary of Juvenile Services Sam Abed, will continue in the post he was appointed to by Hogan's predecessor, Gov. Martin O'Malley.

On Wednesday, Hogan named Delegate Kelly Schulz to be secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

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9:55 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Hogan Makes Appointments, Gets Budget Briefing

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov.-elect Larry Hogan has scheduled a briefing on Maryland's budget.

The briefing with adviser Robert Neall is set for Thursday in Annapolis.

Hogan says his incoming administration has been examining upcoming budget problems. He focused his campaign for governor on fiscal concerns.

Hogan announced Wednesday that Neall will be a special adviser on fiscal matters in his administration. Neall has been reviewing the budget as part of Hogan's transition team.

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12:58 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Larry Hogan Blasts Out-Going Maryland Governor

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Larry Hogan says Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is rushing to implement policies under the wire before he leaves office next month.

The Republican governor-elect said Tuesday he believes it would be better for many of the decisions to be made by newly elected officials. He says that's because Maryland voters decided to go in a different direction on Election Day. O'Malley's a Democrat.

Hogan takes office Jan. 21. He spoke to reporters after meeting with the state's five Republican county executives.

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12:43 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Dredging Conowingo Dam: Ineffective

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BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - State and federal agencies are holding a public meeting to discuss their conclusion that dredging the reservoir behind the Conowingo Dam wouldn't effectively reduce pollution of the lower Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay.

The meeting Tuesday night in Bel Air offers an opportunity for people to sound off on an issue that Gov.-elect Larry Hogan has highlighted.

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9:59 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Culver Defends School Bond Cut

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver (R)
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Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver has been explaining why he decided to cut $1.25 million bond from the county’s capital improvement budget.

Culver said that he made his decision after speaking with Governor Elect Larry Hogan at his swearing in ceremony.

He said that given the fiscal situation in Annapolis he had to be prudent to put the project on hold until such time as the county knows what kind of state money it would be receiving.

Still, Melva Wright, who is in her 11th year as principal of West Salisbury Elementary, told WBOC that she was disappointed.

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9:52 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Hogan Visits Controversial Frederick County Sheriff

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is celebrating the re-election of a county sheriff known for his tough approach to undocumented immigration and drug trafficking.

Hogan is scheduled to speak Friday at the swearing-in ceremony in Frederick for Frederick County sheriff and fellow Republican Chuck Jenkins.

Jenkins has embraced federal programs allowing local police to enforce immigration laws.

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9:44 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Possible Change for MD Stormwater Fees

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Senate president says there could be some changes to the state's so-called "rain tax," but he doesn't expect it to be repealed.

Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan has said the stormwater management fee is one of the taxes he'd like to get rid of.

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11:10 am
Tue November 25, 2014

New Fee for Salisbury Property Owners

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Salisbury property owners are going to see a new fee.

This one that is set to take effect next year would pay for efforts to curb flooding and reduce pollution spilling into the waterways that flow into the Chesapeake Bay.

The City Council unanimously approved the storm water fee whose dollars will be dedicated to upgrading the city’s failing drainage system.

The measure survived a last ditch effort by the CEO of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Ernie Colburn.

He wanted the council to wait until the incoming Republican Governor Larry Hogan takes office.

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9:16 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Larry Dodd to Quit School Board

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Come December 2nd Larry Dodd will only be a member of the Wicomico County Council.

The Republican who won election to the seat this month is stepping down from his position on the Wicomico County Board of Education.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the decision came after Dodd had a conversation with school board attorney Fulton Jeffers about holding the two jobs until incoming Republican Governor Larry Hogan could replace him along with making another appointment.

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9:01 am
Wed November 19, 2014

O'Malley Moves Forward with Phosphorus Regulations

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Governor Martin O’Malley is going to move forward with the new phosphorus regulations.

An economic study has just been completed showing that the new rules could cost anywhere from $22 million to $50 million depending on the length of time take to implement them.

But the governor said that it’s time to move forward with the solutions endorsed by scientists and experts across the state to improve the health of the bay.

It could take as long as 6 years to implement.

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8:14 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Hogan Still Pursues Tax Cuts Despite Looming Deficit

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov.-elect Larry Hogan says he remains committed to pursuing tax relief in his first year as governor, despite a projected budget shortfall of more than a half a billion dollars.

Hogan, a Republican, said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press that he would consider calling a special session next year to do more work on the state's finances, if that's necessary.

Hogan, who takes office Jan. 21, says he believes his election this month in the heavily Democratic state sent a message that has been heard.

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7:46 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Phosphorus Regs Could Be In Place Before Hogan Takes Office

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The Maryland's proposed regulations to crackdown on phosphorus could be in place before Governor Martin O’Malley hands over the office to Republican Governor-elect Larry Hogan.

The regulations known as the phosphorus management tool were submitted for inclusion in the December 1st Maryland Register and for legislative review.

The General Assembly will have 45 days to review and comment before the Agriculture Department can implement them.

Hogan takes office on January 21st.

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8:41 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Hogan Taps Democrat to Lead on MD Budget

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Republican Governor-elect Larry Hogan has tapped Democrat Robert Neall to take the lead on his budget and taxation transition team.

Neall is a former state senator, delegate and Anne Arundel county executive who became a Democrat in 1999 after saying he felt uncomfortable in the GOP.

Hogan described Neall as the most respected fiscal mind in the state of Maryland adding that nobody knows the tax and fiscal budget issue better.

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8:32 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Budget Shortfall in Maryland

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers will be facing a shortfall of about $593 million under current projections when they work on the budget for the next fiscal year.

Warren Deschenaux, the Legislature's chief budget analyst, gave a briefing to the state's Spending Affordability Committee on Wednesday.

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9:33 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Gov-Elect Larry Hogan Attends Veterans Day Parade

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LEONARDTOWN, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan thanked voters and veterans alike yesterday at a Veterans Day parade in Leonardtown.

Many of those who attended the parade Tuesday say they hope the Republican follows through on his campaign promise to lower taxes. Many also say they want their new governor to do more to make Maryland more attractive to businesses.

Southern Maryland residents say they want a governor who takes an interest in the entire state, not just the most populated areas.

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8:48 am
Tue November 11, 2014

MD Governor-Elect Makes Thank You Tour

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's governor-elect Larry Hogan is planning to kick off a tour of the state to thank voters.

Hogan's thank-you tour is set to begin Tuesday in St. Mary's County. He will participate in the annual Leonardtown Veterns Day parade. It begins in the morning at St. Mary's Ryken High School in Leonardtown.

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10:27 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Hogan Wins, Conway Loses, GOP Dominates Wicomico County

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It was a good night for Republicans on Tuesday.

Larry Hogan beat the odds by besting Democrat Anthony Brown by a vote of 54 percent to 44 percent to become the only the second Republican since Spiro Agnew to ascend to the governor’s chair in Maryland.

Hogan beat back Brown’s attempt to be the first Maryland Lt. Gov. to succeed to the office and the first African American to hold the office Maryland.

During the campaign the Republican had battered Brown over tax hikes and the flawed rollout of the state’s health exchange.

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9:19 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Voters Go to the Polls

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Voters are going to the polls across the nation.

Here on the Eastern Shore Republicans are making efforts to unseat Democratic incumbents.

Delegate Norm Conway is being challenged by Republican Carl Anderton while State Senator Jim Mathias is facing off against Republican Delegate Mike McDermott.

In Wicomico County Republican Bob Culver is taking a shot at County Executive Rick Pollitt.

Meanwhile, in Maryland’s First Congressional District incumbent Republican Andy Harris faces a challenge by Bill Tilghman.

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11:30 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Early Balloting in MD Nets 8.3% of Eligible Voters

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - About 8.3 percent of eligible voters in Maryland have cast ballots during eight days of early voting.

The Maryland State Board of Elections posted Friday that 307,646 people voted early.

Early voting ended Thursday. Montgomery County, the state's largest jurisdiction, had 5.6 percent of eligible voters make it to the polls. That's the third lowest percentage of eligible voters in the state's 24 jurisdictions.

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8:41 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Hillary Clinton & Martin O'Malley: Together at Brown Rally

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gov. Martin O’Malley, two potential 2016 presidential candidates, complimented each other yesterday at a rally in Maryland, even though they weren’t sharing the stage at the same time.

Clinton and O’Malley attended a get-out-the-vote rally on Thursday for Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in College Park, who is running to take the term-limited governor’s place.

O’Malley says Clinton served the country “so very well” as first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.

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9:24 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Brown and Hogan Closing in on the Finish Line

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With less than a week to go before the gubernatorial election in Maryland, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) and Larry Hogan (R) are bringing in some big political names as the race tightens to single digits in the public opinion polls. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush examines the campaign and the issues that divide the two candidates.

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12:26 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Gun Safety Group Endorses Brown for MD Governor

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Maryland's gubernatorial race.

The Brady campaign, which announced the endorsement Tuesday, cited Brown's support for a gun-control law enacted last year. The law bans 45 assault weapons and limits gun magazines to 10 rounds. It also requires handgun buyers to submit fingerprints to state police.

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7:42 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Governor Christie to Give Hogan Campaign a Lift

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GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming back to Maryland to campaign for Larry Hogan in his bid for governor.

Christie, who is chairman of the Republican Governors Association, is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Glen Burnie on Tuesday at the Honey Bee Diner.

It will be the third campaign stop in Maryland by Christie for Hogan, who is running against Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

The visit comes a week before Election Day.

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7:58 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Republican Governors Association Helps Hogan in Governor's Race

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Republican Governors Association is going to run television ads for Larry Hogan in the Maryland governor's race.

Jon Thompson, a spokesman for the RGA, confirmed the ad buy Thursday.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who chairs the group, has attended two fundraisers for Hogan in Maryland.

Hogan is running against Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. The Democratic Governors Association has run ads for Brown.

A poll by The Washington Post earlier this month had Brown leading by 9 percentage points.

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7:57 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Hogan Comes to Salisbury, Mathias Wins Money Race

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With the election less than two weeks away Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan made an appearance at the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corporation in Salisbury yesterday.

His message reflected much of his campaign with criticisms of the O’Malley administration’s tax and regulation policies.

Hogan declared yesterday that Maryland was an anti-business state noting that the state had lost 200-thousand jobs.

The Republican is, of course, running against O’Malley’s Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

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7:32 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Larry Hogan: No Comment on NRA Endorsement

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has made his second trip to Maryland to support Republican Larry Hogan's bid for governor.

Christie and Hogan greeted residents in Bethesda at the Original Pancake House in Bethesda on Tuesday.

Hogan sidestepped questions about being endorsed by the National Rifle Association on Monday. Hogan says he's focused on having a vote of confidence from Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

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8:47 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Brown: No Endorsement Yet on O'Malley in 2016

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown has declined to say whether he would endorse Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley for president – the man he is trying to replace.

Brown told the Salisbury Daily Times that he is not trying to be evasive but instead was focused on November’s election.

Meanwhile, the campaign of his Republican rival Larry Hogan says that it is sure Brown would be the first person to support an O’Malley presidential bid.

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8:41 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Hogan Gets Chris Christie Boost and NRA Endorsement

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making his second trip to Maryland to support Republican Larry Hogan's bid for governor.

Christie is scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Potomac on Tuesday morning. After that, he's scheduled to make a campaign stop at the Original Pancake House in Bethesda.

Christie is the chairman of the Republican Governors Association. He helped raise more than $400,000 last month at a fundraiser in Bethesda.

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7:33 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Obama Stumps for Anthony Brown in Maryland

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - President Barack Obama campaigned this weekend for Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's bid to become Maryland's next governor.

The president hosted a rally Sunday in Prince George's County in the Washington suburbs, the nation's wealthiest majority African-American county. Prince George's has a black population of about 65 percent.

If elected, Brown would be Maryland's first black governor.

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11:29 am
Thu October 16, 2014

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Fundraises for Larry Hogan

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to attend another fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan in Maryland next week.

Adam Dubitsky, Hogan's campaign spokesman, confirmed Thursday that Christie is scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Potomac at a private home on Tuesday.

Dubitsky says a second event is planned with Christie in public after the fundraiser.

Christie is the chairman of the Republican Governors Association. He attended a fundraiser for Hogan last month in Bethesda that raised more than $400,000.

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