Gov. Larry Hogan, House Speaker Michael E. Busch make good use of bad experiences

Even in today’s polarized political landscape, some things are immune to partisanship: supporting your colleagues when they are fighting life-threatening ailments and turning these close calls into educational opportunities or an impetus to change government policies. Marylanders know a lot more about non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, since Gov. Larry Hogan was diagnosed with it in June 2015 and decided to be open with state residents about his illness and the 18 weeks of chemotherapy he endured. Doctors have since told Hogan he is free of lymphoma. But he recently had to have a 31/2-hour procedure to dealt with a non-life-threatening form of skin cancer. (Capital)

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