Just minutes after the state Senate unanimously passed a $1.5 billion COVID-19 relief bill on Friday afternoon, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) issued a news release with the heading “Bipartisanship Alert: The RELIEF Act of 2021.” It came accompanied with a picture of Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City) and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County), all wearing masks, and a kind of pyrotechnic celebratory effect. “I want to thank the Senate for their swift and unanimous passage of the RELIEF Act, which will provide immediate tax relief and economic stimulus for struggling Maryland families, small businesses, and those who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic,” Hogan said in a statement.
Hogan, Lawmakers Hail Bipartisanship as COVID Relief Package Clears Senate
February 7, 2021