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Governor Hogan wants to find solution after Baltimore mayor's book deal controversy

Mayor Pugh to address book deal after recovery
Posted at 7:50 AM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 08:34:59-04

BALTIMORE — Governor Larry Hogan is speaking out about the controversy surrounding Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and her book deal with the University of Maryland Medical System.

Hogan said he doesn't have all the facts, but he is shocked and appalled.

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He was at a press conference Wednesday in Baltimore when he was asked about Pugh's controversial book deal. The issue stem from Pugh selling $500,000 worth of her self-published children books called "Healthy Holly".

The governor said he called the leaders of UMMS with the speaker of the house and president of the senate to let them know that it must be addressed. Lawmakers are considering legislation to act and clean up the controversy.

"I know that there has been a request for the state prosecutor to look into this. I'm for getting to the facts and making sure we get all of the information as quickly as possible." said Governor Larry Hogan.

Mayor Catherine Pugh was diagnosed with pneumonia last week. She said she'll hold a press conference when she's feeling better to address the book deal controversy.

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Hogan said he looks forward to hearing what she has to say.