In both an interview and speech last week, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore became the first of the region’s elected officials to say in public that the state’s economic performance in recent years has been “lackluster” and that it has underperformed adjacent states. In June, Moore, a Democrat, established an Economic Council that is to report its recommendations in January. Though the governor did not say so, he surely knows that Maryland’s economic problems are interdependent with those of the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.
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