It was billed as a back-to-back candidates forum, but in the end, Gov. Larry Hogan had the stage to himself.
With Democratic candidate for governor Ben Jealous unable to attend the Maryland Association of Counties summer conference in Ocean City, Hogan closed out the four-day event Saturday with an unanswered speech on pocketbook issues.
“Every decision that I have made as governor has been with a primary goal in mind and that is to make our state more affordable for all Marylanders,” Hogan told the crowd, some of whom attended a large campaign party the Republican governor held the night before.
The governor said he had pushed to “cut taxes, tolls and fees four years in...