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Hogan appointed chairman of National Governors Association

July 27th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan was  elected as the chairman of the National Governors Association Friday, spearheading the group's campaign to rebuild the country’s infrastructure.

Hogan was  elected during the NGA’s summer meeting in Salt Lake City. During his acceptance of the position, Hogan delivered  remarks about the yearlong, “push for the repair, enhancement, and modernization of the nation’s aging infrastructure,” Hogan’s office said in a statement. He is the first Maryland governor to chair the organization since Parris Glendening did in 2000.

Called “Foundation for Success,” Hogan will help the NGA push for state-led projects to address 21st century needs, “a task made more urgent by the lack of federal action,” the statement said. The infrastructure initiative is built on the four pillars of relieving congestion to boost economic competitiveness, eliminating bureaucracy and utilizing more smart technology, protecting critical pieces of infrastructure through a lens of security, and leveraging public-private partnerships to fund such projects.

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