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Nathaniel J McFadden
Senate delays confirmation of Hogan nominees
Senate delays confirmation of Hogan nominees

The Maryland Senate delayed the confirmation of five nominees to Gov. Larry Hogan's Cabinet on Friday, the latest sign of growing tension between the new Republican governor and Democrats who dominate the legislature. The delay comes two days after Democrats panned Hogan's State of the State speech as an affront to bipartisanship. "The temperature has gone up in Annapolis this week, and a number of senators are embracing their 'advise and consent' role with greater intensity," said Sen. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat who chairs the Executive Nominations Committee. Last week, the nominations of the five appointees passed Raskin's committee without discussion....