Criticizing Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for trying to put an early end to federally funded expanded unemployment benefits is fair. Blaming him for the boatload of taxpayer money spent on a private law firm’s unsuccessful attempt to defend his decision in court is not. The responsibility for that expenditure lies solely with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh. Mr. Frosh chose to speak out publicly against the governor’s decision with full knowledge that it meant that he would have to retain outside counsel to defend it. In my opinion, it was political theater by Mr. Frosh, with taxpayers paying for the tickets.
Plymyer: Put the Blame on Frosh for State’s Big Legal Bill With Venable
September 16, 2021