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Hogan's fiscal rhetoric meets reality
Hogan's fiscal rhetoric meets reality

When Gov.-elect Larry Hogan proclaimed the need for "strong medicine" to cure Maryland's fiscal state, he drew some jeers from the Democrats in Annapolis. The O'Malley administration bristled at the notion that he was bad-mouthing the incumbent governor's fiscal management. Sen. Richard Madaleno likened him to Scotty on the old Star Trek — forever complaining that it would be impossible to fix the engines as fast as Captain Kirk demanded and then accomplishing it with ease. Let's say two things right off the bat. Notwithstanding the fact that the Board of Revenue Estimates is expected at its meeting today to once again downgrade Maryland's projected...

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