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Outspoken economist could help shape state's future
Outspoken economist could help shape state's future

Economist Anirban Basu seems like he's everywhere, his advice and insights shaping local governments, big companies, educational institutions and, now, as a member of Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's transition team, the state's future. In the decade since he started his consulting firm, Sage Policy Group, Basu has positioned himself as one of the region's most recognizable local economists, dishing out blunt takes on everything from Baltimore's historic property tax credit appraisals to cronuts. By Friday, he must present a report to Hogan on how to reposition the state's economy. Hogan, a Republican who ran on a platform that criticized Maryland's spending...

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