With fat white snowflakes falling on Annapolis, Gov. Larry Hogan stood on the steps of the State House and declared that things would be different in Maryland. It was 2015, and Hogan had just been sworn into office, a rare Republican governor in a Democrat-dominated state. In his first speech as governor, Hogan promised to move Maryland’s government in a more bipartisan direction and to be friendlier to businesses and easier on the wallets of state residents. “One hundred years from now, I want Marylanders to say: ‘This was when Maryland’s renaissance began,’” Hogan declared to thousands gathered below him on Lawyers Mall, bundled up against the cold.
Gov. Larry Hogan promised to change Maryland. As he leaves office, did he deliver?
January 18, 2023