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Hogan declares state of emergency ahead of inauguration, looks to recoup costs from Capitol riot

Governor Hogan
Posted at 4:35 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 16:35:52-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency ahead of Wednesday's Presidential Inauguration.

In doing so, Hogan is asking the White House for a Presidential Disaster Declaration that would reimburse state and local governments in Maryland for expenses associated with sending help to the Capitol during the riots and in preparation for the inauguration

Hogan is hoping to have the cost sharing typically required by the Stafford Act, waived due to the inauguration being a federal event, as well as the financial impact COVID-19 has taken on the state.

Hundreds of members of the National Guard are scheduled to deploy for Wednesdays inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden.

With a state of emergency in effect, coordination efforts with other states and neighboring jurisdictions become more simplified.