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Hogan's choice
Hogan's choice

Gov. Larry Hogan is right that voters elected him to bring more fiscal restraint to Annapolis, and we support him in that goal. But his decisions on how to handle his unresolved spending conflicts with the General Assembly — most notably, the $68 million lawmakers had set aside for K-12 education — make no sense on either political or policy terms. There's been plenty of over-heated rhetoric on both sides in recent days, but the situation the governor faced boiled down to this: He had four worthwhile things on his plate in need of funding and enough money to cover three of them. The legislature set aside $200 million in this year's budget for its priorities —...