Legal & Regulatory

Maryland Recommendations on Regulatory Reform

December 3
9:02 AM 2016

Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland, who formed the panel announced his administration will move forward with all 187 recommendations.

The agencies had examine regulations based on the four sets of criteria. This includes whether regulations could be steam lined or clarified, modernized, stripped of obsolete references or had made to conform with the state or federal requirements.

The Republican governor signed an executive order creating the commission in July 2015. The commission includes 10 members appointed by the governor with experience in various sectors representing regions across the state.

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Hogan Jr. was born on May 25, 1956. He was an American politician who currently serves as the 62nd governor of Maryland since January 2015. He is only the second Republican governor in Maryland in nearly 50 years, and the first Maryland governor from Anne Arundel County to be elected in over 100 years. He previously served as Secretary of Appointments in the administration of Governor Bob Ehrlich from 2003 to 2007. In 2011, Hogan founded the grassroots organization Change Maryland.

Hogan was born in 1956 in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Landover, Maryland, attending Saint Ambrose Catholic School and DeMatha Catholic High School. He moved to Florida with his mother after his parents divorced in 1972 and graduated from Father Lopez Catholic High School in 1974. Hogan's father, Lawrence Hogan, Sr., served as a U.S. Congressman from Maryland's 5th Congressional District from 1969 to 1975 and as Prince George's County Executive from 1978 to 1982.

Hogan attended Florida State University from 1974 to 1978 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and political science. While in college, Hogan worked in the Florida State Legislature and upon graduation, worked on Capitol Hill. Hogan helped his father run a successful campaign in 1978 for Prince George's County Executive and later worked for his father as a low-paid 'intergovernmental liaison'.

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