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Rushern L. Baker III

Politics didn't stop progress

Politics didn't stop progress

As the 2016 General Assembly session headed toward its conclusion Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and a passel of their fellow elected Democrats gathered to decry what they called the extreme partisanship Gov. Larry Hogan — a Republican — had fostered during the past three months. Some time later, Mr. Hogan said the Democrats were the petty and partisan ones and insisted they should be thankful for all the funding flowing to Baltimore City and Prince George's County this year.

It was an unsurprising end to a session that saw Democrats...

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