Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) is pushing the Republican Party to focus more on “common sense solutions for all Americans.” Hogan recently signed the bipartisan $1.1 billion COVID RELIEF Act to provide direct payments and tax credits for Maryland residents. Hogan has continually called for the federal government to distribute more vaccines, and he plans to reopen Maryland’s schools by March. Jacqueline Alemany, author of the “Power Up” newsletter, interviews Hogan on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 1:00pm ET.

Highlights

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says items that have nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic should be removed from President Biden’s $1.9 trillion covid relief plan, explaining that he thinks that will help the plan get Republican support. “I think most Americans don’t know what’s in this package. There’s some very desperately needed relief, and I’m all for getting a bill passed as soon as we can. But I think we need to try to take out some of these things don’t have anything to do with the virus. (Washington Post Live)
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says the state, like many others, needs more vaccines, sharing that they’ve put 99.7 percent of its supply into arms. “We just need more vaccine. It’s something that we’re all working on together. It’s an all hands on deck effort, from the federal, state, local governments, along with the private sector.” (Washington Post Live)
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he doesn’t this former president Donald Trump will run for president again in 2024. He added that he thinks the Republican Party needs a new message to reach a wider group of voters. “I really think it’s critically important for the Republicans to come up with a message that appeals to a wider group of people. I think if we continue down this road, we’re going to continue to lose elections.” (Washington Post Live)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R)

Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. was sworn in as the 62nd governor of the State of Maryland on January 21, 2015. In 2018, he was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second four-year term, receiving the most votes of any Maryland gubernatorial candidate and becoming only the second Republican governor to be re-elected in the 242 year history of the state.

In his first inaugural address, Governor Hogan reminded citizens of Maryland’s history as a state of middle temperament and pledged to advance the best ideas, regardless of which side of the political aisle they come from. He is recognized nationally as a strong, independent leader who consistently delivers real results and achieves common sense, bipartisan solutions.