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Marc Steiner

Hogan's shrewd agenda

Hogan's shrewd agenda

The General Assembly convened yesterday for the third legislative session of Gov. Larry Hogan's term, and the Republican appears to be coming armed with fiendishly clever strategy for driving the Democrats who dominate the House and Senate crazy: Act like one of them.

Here's a sampling of what he's been up to lately:

•Usurping an issue that has animated the liberal caucus in the legislature during the last several years, Mr. Hogan announced that he would introduce a bill requiring large employers to offer paid sick leave.

•Reviving an O'Malley-era program, Mr. Hogan proposed funding to train workers in green-energy jobs. He wants to create a Green Energy...