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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is still reviewing the impact of President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, but Maryland Democrats already are praising the plan.

Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles, of Hogan's administration, says it takes time to review the fine print of 3,000 pages. He says the good news is Maryland is well-positioned to be a leader among states on its own terms and through regional collaboration.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced plans to immediately shut down a Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation.

Hogan said at a press conference Thursday that the state would save $10 million to $15 million a year by closing the "deplorable" Baltimore City Detention Center. It houses hundreds of inmates awaiting trial or serving short sentences.

Current employees and inmates will be reassigned to other facilities.

"There is plenty of capacity in the system," Hogan said.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has scheduled a news conference at the Baltimore City Detention Center.

The announcement is set for Thursday afternoon. A spokesman declined to comment ahead of the event about what the announcement will be.

Last month, the ACLU and Public Justice Center called on a federal judge to reopen a lawsuit against the state of Maryland over what they described in court documents as so substandard that it brings "shame to his city."

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has been named chairman of the economic development and commerce committee of the National Governors Association.

The Washington Post reports that the governor's spokesman Matt Clark said Monday that Hogan will be able to meet committee work demands as he continues to serve as governor.

In June, Hogan was diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Clark says the work will not interfere with Hogan's recovery.

Clark says the association plans to meet with Hogan and his team soon to map out a direction for the committee.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has announced a new homeland security director and a new head of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.
Hogan said Friday that Walter Landon will be the new director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security. Landon is a retired Maryland State Police lieutenant colonel. He will replace Thomas Hutchins.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Regional leaders and federal officials are getting together to talk about cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.

Thursday's annual meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council, chaired by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, will include an announcement of how officials plan to meet the goals of a federal-led bay cleanup agreement that was signed last year.

The agreement establishes pollution limits in the nation's largest estuary and sets goals for the bay to be fully restored by 2025

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland panel examining ways to improve the state's business climate is scheduled to meet.

The Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission will meet Wednesday in Annapolis.

Panel members are slated to discuss an overview of the state's budget and revenue structure. The commission was formed last year by the presiding officers of the Legislature.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are scheduled to get a briefing on changes to the state's transportation program.

A joint hearing is set for Tuesday in Annapolis with members of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.

Last month, Gov. Larry Hogan announced plans to spend nearly $2 billion on roads and bridges.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Board of Public Works has delayed a vote on whether to abolish 63 positions in the state's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Gov. Larry Hogan made the proposal to the board, which considered it at Thursday's meeting in Annapolis.
Abolishing the positions would take a majority vote of the three-member board. The members include Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Chris Christie has picked up the presidential endorsement of Maryland's governor.

Republican Larry Hogan says Christie tells it like it is and most politicians don't - and that the New Jersey governor can work with Democrats and independents.

Hogan made the endorsement Wednesday during a stop at a diner near the Maryland Capitol in Annapolis.

It's a bit of political payback.

Christie was a strong supporter of Hogan's underdog campaign for governor last year in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Maryland for an announcement related to his presidential campaign.

Christie's campaign announced Wednesday's event at the Double T Diner near Maryland's capitol in Annapolis.

Christie was a strong supporter of Gov. Larry Hogan's underdog campaign last year in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1. A spokesman for Hogan declined to comment on the event.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is warning that efforts to remove references to the Civil War Confederacy are nearing the point of no return.

Answering questions during a news conference on Thursday in Annapolis, Hogan said he supported recalling Maryland license plates with the Confederate flag image, but reviewing Civil War statues or digging up Confederate cemeteries was "political correctness run amok."

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is on his fifth day of chemotherapy, but he says he's "doing great" and getting things done from the hospital.

Hogan said in a Facebook post Wednesday morning that he was starting the last day of his first round of 24-hour therapy. The governor posted a photo of himself with his wife and daughter in the hospital. He was expected to leave the hospital Wednesday night.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's "still feeling really strong" as he nears the end of his first round of cancer chemotherapy.
Hogan said in a Facebook post Tuesday morning that he was starting his fourth day of 24-hour treatments. He says he expects to leave the hospital Wednesday night.
Hogan is being treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He said when he announced the diagnosis June 22 that the disease was at an advanced stage but his prognosis was good.

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Governor Larry Hogan had been scheduled to speak at the Maryland Municipal League Convention in Ocean City today.

But while he won’t be there because of the chemotherapy he is undergoing for cancer the Maryland Republican was not forgotten.

At the convention hundreds of local and state officials signed a huge get well card set up by the entrance into the convention center.

In addition, WBOC reports that green wrist bands were handed out imprinted with words such as survivor, faith and hope.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he has begun chemotherapy treatments for an aggressive form of cancer.
Hogan announced last week that he's been diagnosed with an advanced stage of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He said the cancer responds well to treatment and his prognosis is good.
The Republican governor said in a Facebook post Sunday morning that he's "made it through the first 24 hours of chemo."

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican Gov. Larry Hogan says the state will contribute $168 million to the planned Purple Line rail system in the Washington suburbs instead of nearly $700 million.
The governor says the counties of Montgomery and Prince George's will have to put up more money for the 16-mile light-rail project. The total cost is estimated at $2.45 billion.
Hogan gave a news conference Thursday afternoon to discuss transportation infrastructure.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has scheduled a news conference to discuss transportation infrastructure in Maryland.

The news conference is scheduled for Thursday afternoon in Annapolis. It will be the first public appearance by the governor since he announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

The governor's office declined to comment on details about the announcement ahead of time.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland officials are responding to renewed concerns about Confederate symbols on license plates

Last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding Texas' right to refuse to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag and in the wake of a massacre at a black church in South Carolina have brought the issue to the forefront.

Gov. Larry Hogan, a day after he announced  that he is against the use of the Confederate flag on license plates.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he has a "very advanced and very aggressive cancer."

Hogan says the cancer is B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He says it may be Stage 4, or at least a very advanced Stage 3.

He spoke at a news conference Monday afternoon in Annapolis, surrounded by members of his family and cabinet.

Hogan, a Republican who took office in January, says he's "shocked" by the news.

He says he's been feeling good and has had few symptoms, but has tumors, a low appetite and some pain. Chemotherapy treatment is planned.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The first meeting of a Maryland panel examining criminal justice reform is scheduled in Annapolis.

The Maryland Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council is set to meet Monday.

The panel was established by the Legislature this year, and Gov. Larry Hogan signed a measure into law to form the panel.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Two groups have gone to court to try to implement clean-air regulations they say are being blocked by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's administration.

The Sierra Club and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility filed a lawsuit Thursday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. They argue the regulations against smog would protect the public by reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has been released from jury duty.

Hogan waited for more than two hours on Wednesday morning at the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, where he had been summoned.

The 57-year-old Republican had been summoned to jury duty for his first time in January, but it was on the same day as his inauguration. Maryland's constitution required that he be sworn in as governor at noon that day, so the summons was deferred and he was called back.

Hogan says he was happy to be part of the process.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has jury duty.

The governor is scheduled to report for jury duty in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Wednesday morning.

Hogan was an Anne Arundel County resident before he became governor.

Now he lives even closer to the courthouse. The governor's residence, which is called Government House, is a short walk from the circuit court in Annapolis.


BALTIMORE (AP) - The governor's office is inviting Baltimore businesses hurt by rioting and looting to meet with federal, state and local agencies offering recovery assistance.

The event Friday at Morgan State University brings features representatives from seven agencies offering loans, grants and other aid.

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There are two new members on the Wicomico County Board of Education.

Governor Larry Hogan appointed John Palmer and Joseph Ollinger to take over the seats of former members Marvin Blye and Larry Dodd.

The board’s vice president Donald Fitzgerald has been reappointed.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that both Palmer and Ollinger are strong backers of the property tax revenue cap limiting the rates residents have to pay.

In addition, Ollinger lost his bid as a Republican candidate for County Executive against Rick Pollitt by 3 percent.

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Governor Larry Hogan signed a set of tax relief bills yesterday that were part of his campaign last year.

The Maryland Republican put his signature on a measure that repeals the so-called rain tax or storm water fee.

The Democratically dominated legislature eliminated the fee but still requires local jurisdictions to deal with storm water runoff that is one causes of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

The governor also signed a measure that would give veterans over the age of 65 some tax relief.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a Maryland request for a disaster declaration to enable people to apply for low-interest loans to repair damage in Baltimore caused by rioting.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced approval of the disaster declaration on Monday.

About 200 small businesses in Baltimore were affected by the unrest after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody.

State and city officials joined SBA staff last week to assess damage in order to apply for the program.


After the withdrawal of National Guard units and the extra law enforcement, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has lifted the state of emergency imposed after a night of rioting followed by a curfew last week.

Over 3,000 Maryland National Guard and 1,000 law enforcement officers were called in to restore order.

The governor said it was not time to rebuild the city as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called in the Justice Department to examine police practices that might have led to the unrest.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has decided to maintain a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment for state employees.
Hogan said Wednesday that $68 million will be made available for the increase in the next fiscal year.
The Republican governor says he saw firsthand how committed state employees are to Maryland citizens during last week's handling of unrest in Baltimore. He says state employees need and deserve the pay increase.