Maryland Governor Larry Hogan delivers 5th annual State of Business address

Posted at 9:13 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 08:57:34-04

HANOVER, Md. — On Tuesday, Governor Larry Hogan spoke for the fifth-annual state of business address that was hosted by the Maryland Business for Responsive Government.

Hundreds attended the luncheon and Governor Hogan spoke on his administrations commitment to improving roads in Maryland.

"We have repaved more than one half of the entire state highway system in just four years, something that would normal take decades," Hogan said.

Governor Hogan also mentioned his negotiations with neighboring states to help the aging metro system.

"We worked together with our neighbors in the region to finally provide dedicated funding to fix the metro system," the Governor said.

Hogan recently stated he would not run for president in 2020, but he would not rule out a 2024 presidential run. He also said he is not interested in running for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

With a nearly 80 percent approval rating from all Marylander's, Hogan cautioned legislators to continue to look to the future that he says Marylander's approve of and not repeat the past.

"To the days of uncontrolled spending, massive tax hikes, billion dollar deficits, devastating job losses, business and taxpayers leaving the state in droves and a state economy that ranked 49th out of 50 states," Hogan said, "or do you want to keep adding businesses and jobs, keep growing the economy and continue to have one of the best economic turnarounds in America."

Recently, Hogan started an advocacy group called An America United in Hanover.