With crime skyrocketing in communities across the country, Governor Hogan is continuing to take action to address this crisis.
At a press conference yesterday, Governor Hogan announced $45 million for major violent crime initiatives, including unprecedented resources for federal prosecutors, more resources to expand warrant initiatives in Baltimore City, and additional funding to protect victim services providers from devastating federal cuts. This is in addition to Governor Hogan’s “Re-Fund The Police” initiative to put $500 million of additional funding into law enforcement.
Calling out the “far-left woke politics” that has been holding up his common sense proposals to make sure violent criminals are prosecuted and held accountable, Governor Hogan urged the legislature to finally pass these emergency bills. Nearly 82% of homicide suspects in Maryland have a previous record while an overwhelming majority of Marylanders support Governor Hogan’s bill to ensure tougher sentences for violent criminals.