Hogan Executive Order Clears Decades of “Outdated” Directives

Governor Hogan signed an Executive Order to rescind numerous previous executive acts by prior Governors – 72 in all.

From the coverage in the Washington Post:

Hogan said the move to rescind dozens of actions taken by previous governors, including orders that created state panels to look at issues including homelessness, transportation and cancer research, is part of an ongoing effort to streamline the bureaucracy in Annapolis and throughout the state.

“This removal of five decades of unnecessary and outdated gubernatorial directives demonstrates our continued commitment to modernize and streamline Maryland state government, including many antiquated and out-of-date regulations,” Hogan said in a statement.

Matt Clark, a spokesman for Hogan, said more than half of the old orders dealt with commissions or work groups. None were still needed, he said, either because they were superceded by legislation; they created a commission or panel that had not met in years; or they focused on an issue now being addressed through other means.

Read the full Executive Order online at the Governor’s website.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties
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