Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Keynote Address at Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference
Governor Larry Hogan delivered the keynote address at the 2018 Maryland Municipal League (MML) summer conference in Ocean City, Md. In his remarks, the governor highlighted the administration’s progress working in partnership with MML to spur economic development and job creation, improve infrastructure, and remain accessible to all Maryland communities, regardless of their location or size. In addition, the governor announced rural broadband expansion in Crisfield, Md. and the restoration of the Circuit Rider Program within the Critical Area Commission.
“Working together with all of you, we have made incredible strides over the past four years,” said Governor Hogan. “Unlike Washington where nobody gets along and where nothing ever seems to get done, here in Maryland we have chosen a different path, and we’re setting an example for the rest of the nation by working together toward common-sense, bipartisan solutions.”
“The best way to effectively govern this state is with a strong partnership between the state government and all of our local leaders working together – that’s what we promised you we would do, and that is exactly what we have done,” continued the governor.
Restoring Maryland’s economy and fostering job growth in every corner of the state is a core component of the Hogan administration’s work to support local communities and their residents. Since taking office in 2015, Governor Hogan has streamlined or eliminated more than 850 governmental regulations and has provided $1.2 billion in toll, tax, and fee relief for Marylanders.
Did you know that the Chesapeake Bay received its highest ever grade in June? We were excited to learn that the Chesapeake Bay is the healthiest it has been in 33 years! As lifelong Marylanders, the governor and I will continue to preserve and restore our most important natural asset.
The month of June ended with a terrible tragedy for our state, when five Marylanders who worked for the Capital Gazette – our hometown Annapolis newspaper – were shot and killed in their newsroom. The First Lady and I are terribly saddened by the loss of these members of our community due to this senseless act of violence. We continue to pray for the victims and their families and loved ones, and we will always be Annapolis Strong.