Gov. Hogan delivers 4th State of the State Address

Posted at 7:17 AM, Jan 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-31 17:41:08-05

Maryland governor Larry Hogan delivered his State of the State Address to the Maryland General Assembly Wednesday at noon at the State House in Annapolis. 

Hogan highlighted his administration's accomplishments in healthcare, education, taxes, businesses, industrial challenges, environmental growth, military, and much more.

"We have made progress with courage and with clarity of purpose, and our citizens are more pleased with the job that we are doing and the direction that we are heading than they have ever been before."

In his speech, he stated that Maryland has had the best year in business growth in 15 years and insured that every school in Maryland would receive an increase in funding from the state.

After declaring the State of Emergency for the opioid crisis, Hogan made it clear that the State of Maryland will not give up on the fight to end the epidemic and emphasized the importance of the enacted anti-gang legislation to take down violent criminals in the state.

Hogan also stressed the need for both parties to work together.

"We’ve worked hard to usher in a new spirit of bipartisanship in Annapolis, and to create an environment of trust and cooperation where the best ideas rise to the top based upon their merit, regardless of which side of the aisle they come from."

This was the governor's last State-of-the-State before he seeks his second term in office.