“To those who say our political system is too broken and can’t be fixed, I would argue that we have already shown a better path forward. And if we can accomplish that here in Maryland, then there is no place in America where these very same principles cannot succeed.”- Governor Larry Hogan
In case you missed it, an article in Politico spotlights Governor Hogan’s bipartisan initiative to fill the testing gap in America. Under Governor Hogan’s leadership, “ten states — five led by the GOP, five by Democrats” — have come “together to buy millions of rapid-response coronavirus tests.” This effort to stimulate the market for rapid tests will be vital for protecting “long-term care facilities, allow[ing] reopened schools to isolate sick kids before they reach the classroom or aid[ing] the gradual return of workers to office settings.
In case you missed it, recent articles fromNational Review and Commentary Magazine detail how Governor Hogan is continuing to provide a national leadership model in confronting the pandemic. In the absence of a national testing strategy, Governor Hogan has formed a bipartisan interstate compact to “stimulate demand” for accurate and “rapid-detection antigen tests.” Governor Hogan has also provided a model on school reopening, allowing a “granular and flexible” approach that is based on “expert advice” – not the whims of national politics or “overzealous bureaucrats.
Governor Hogan held a virtual event with the Hoover Institution to discuss his national leadership of the state-level COVID-19 response.
In case you missed it, articles from The Washington Post and The Hill are applauding Governor Hogan for his “common sense” and “leadership” in this crisis. In recent days, Governor Hogan has successfully “banded together” a group of seven governors “to drive the manufacturing and purchase of rapid screening tests on a large scale” and issued an order to prevent private and parochial schools from being treated differently than public schools.