Md. Gov. Moore Signs Executive Orders, Unveils $69M Future Plans On First Day In Office

By FOX45
Posted on 01/19/23 | News Source: FOX45

On day one of his official term in office, the first order of business for Maryland Gov. Wes Moore was to release $69 million in previously withheld funding to put toward key administrative priorities like climate change and economic parity.

The funds were authorized by Maryland legislative leaders in 2022.

Moore held a press conference alongside newly sworn-in Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller on Thursday. The pair wasted no time getting to work following Wednesday's historic inauguration ceremony in Annapolis.

"As we said yesterday, we want everyone to enjoy themselves and get some rest because today was going to be a work day," Moore said.

Below is a breakdown of how Moore itemized the $69 million distribution of funding:

Miller also spoke on mental health, calling it "a priority" and said addressing the issue will play a major role in their fight against crime.