To be a progressive state, Maryland has to act like one now and then. The last two sessions of the General Assembly — in the cause of public education in 2020, in the cause of a fairer justice system in 2021 — put us there. Despite the governor. Despite his vetoes. Despite Gov. Larry Hogan’s need to show the Republican base, all across the fruited plain, that he hasn’t developed Stockholm syndrome from spending too much time among Democrats in Annapolis.
Maryland’s legislature removes politics from the parole system. That’s progress.
April 14, 2021