Governor’s “State of The State” Sets Tone and Priorities

Wednesday’s “State of the State” address from Governor Hogan to the General Assembly marked a formal outreach from the Administration to work together on a variety of issues. The much-watched address featured a conciliatory tone, and called for action on several priorities.

From coverage in the Washington Post:

In his second State of the State address, Hogan (R) called on legislators to work with him to expand efforts to reduce taxes and fees — a hallmark of his campaign and first year in office — and to embrace the “middle temperament” that he said defines Maryland, a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-to-1 ratio.

“There is so much more that unites us than that which divides us,” the governor said as lawmakers applauded.

The full text of the address is available on the Governor’s website.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties