While Washington is once again retreating to its partisan corners, here in Maryland, we just passed tax cuts and economic relief in record time with near unanimous support.
It's time for Washington to follow our lead and work together to take real bipartisan action for the American people.
We are at another time for choosing. I refuse to give up and accept that the best days of the GOP – and of America – are a thing of the past. If you won’t either, sign up now.
“To those who say our political system is too broken and can’t be fixed, I would argue that we have already shown a better path forward. And if we can accomplish that here in Maryland, then there is no place in America where these very same principles cannot succeed.”- Governor Larry Hogan
An editorial from The Washington Post praises Governor Hogan’s traffic relief program as the “best way forward” for Maryland. Governor Hogan is continuing to advance this vital transit project, which would “rebuild and widen the nearly 60-year-old American Legion Bridge over the Potomac, and connect it to new high-occupancy toll lanes to widen the adjoining portion of the Beltway and Interstate 270 north to Frederick.” Under Governor Hogan’s leadership, Maryland has moved forward on all the top priority transportation projects in the state.
The Washington Examiner reports that Governor Hogan is fighting to give every Maryland child the opportunity to safely get back into the classroom, blaming teacher union bosses for blocking evidence-based reopening plans. Although the authority to open schools rests with elected school boards, every country school district has been authorized by the State of Maryland to resume in-person instruction since August. As Governor Hogan discussed on CNN last night, Maryland has also provided more than $1 billion to upgrade school buildings, sent one million COVID-19 test kits to school districts, and moved teachers to the front of the line for vaccinations.
Governor Hogan penned the introduction of Congressman Adam Kinzinger in the 2021 TIME100 Next edition, which names “emerging leaders from around the world who are shaping the future.” In the piece, Governor Hogan praises Congressman Kinzinger for “standing up for what he believed was right…when it was most challenging and least convenient.” This comes as Governor Hogan is leading “the battle for the soul of the Republican Party.” Stating “I’m not going to be one of those ones that’s abandoning the party or giving up,” Governor Hogan argues in a recent Dispatch article that Republicans can’t afford to keep “turning off big chunks of the electorate” by refusing to condemn “crazy, just flat-out lies being told by conspiracy theorists.
An America United released a new video today highlighting how Governor Hogan’s leadership in Maryland is providing a national model of real bipartisan leadership. Governor Hogan signed into law the RELIEF Act of 2021, which provides over $1 billion in emergency tax cuts and economic relief for Maryland families, small businesses, and those who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. While Washington is once again retreating to its partisan corners on COVID relief, Governor Hogan successfully passed this legislation in record time with near unanimous support from an overwhelmingly Democratic legislature.