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Hogan names Neall, Brady as UM regents

Hogan names Neall, Brady as UM regents

Gov. Larry Hogan named budget adviser Robert R. Neall and transition chief James T. Brady to the state university system's Board of Regents on Friday as he submitted 331 "green bag" appointments to the Senate for approval.

The Republican governor also exercised his prerogative of giving his party majority membership on the Maryland State Board of Elections and on local boards around the state.

Hogan continued a more than 60-year-old tradition of delivering gubernatorial nominations to a wide number of boards and commissions to senators in an actual green bag, a reference to a slang term for patronage used in Maryland since the 19th century, according to the...