Gov. Hogan proposes $500 million plan to address crime and 'refund police'

In his legislative announcement news conference, Gov. Larry Hogan said crime prevention will be a top priority.

Per WBAL:

In his legislative announcement news conference, Gov. Larry Hogan said crime prevention will be a top priority.

Hogan proposed $500 million in increased aid to police for hiring, bonuses, special ops, neighborhood safety grants (lighting and cameras), a renewed push for tougher sentencing for gun offenders, and 100% state match for crimestoppers rewards.

“Instead of defunding, they need more investment in public safety, now we just need the Maryland general assembly to do so," Hogan said.  

Hogan also said significantly tougher penalties are needed "for those who commit crimes with guns and for those who illegally possess guns as well as those who supply the illegal guns to violent criminals.” 

He also said that police in Maryland are "underfunded and under attack."

In talking about his crime package, Hogan got choked up talking about the murder of Baltimore officer Keona Holley, who will be laid to rest Tuesday.

“Put all of the politics aside and to work with us on these emergency crime bills," Hogan said.

The state will also track open warrants for high crime areas. Hogan said he also wants legislation to track sentences handed down by judges.   

“There can be no more excuses. And no more delays. The time for action is now,” Hogan said. 

1 year, 2 months ago

Governors in Iowa, North Dakota and Alabama join GOP colleagues in banning TikTok for state employees

The Republican governors of three more states have joined the growing number of GOP governors who are banning TikTok among state government employees amid security concerns about the Chinese-owned social media platform

1 year, 2 months ago

Arizona Governor Creates Shipping Container Border Wall

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has had hundreds of double-stacked shipping containers topped with razor wire placed on the state’s border with Mexico

1 year, 2 months ago

Stacey Abrams’s Georgia Nonprofit Could Face Criminal Investigations for Unlicensed Fundraising

New Georgia Project's charity license has lapsed in at least nine states

1 year, 2 months ago

Biden says ‘more important things’ than border visit, despite 59 trips to Delaware, 8 stops for ice cream

Biden has yet to visit southern border despite historic crisis under his watch

1 year, 2 months ago

Governor Kristi Noem delivers annual Budget Address, says the state can afford grocery tax cut

In about thirty minutes of remarks, Governor Kristi Noem laid out her administration would like to see nearly $2.2 billion spent over the course of the next fiscal year and a half.

1 year, 2 months ago

‘A Clear And Present Danger To Its Users:’ South Carolina Gov. Bans State Employees From Using TikTok Amid National Security Concerns

South Carolina became the second state in the union Monday to permanently ban state employees’ electronic devices from using TikTok amid federal officials sounding the alarm that the Chinese-based social media app threatens national security