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Should Maryland re-elect Governor Not-so-bad?

Should Maryland re-elect Governor Not-so-bad?

When I ask my friends whom they plan to vote for in the 2018 Maryland gubernatorial election, some of them seem resigned to support Gov. Larry Hogan because he has exceeded their low expectations. I take that to mean that he is a good family man and he is not outrageous or inflammatory. He treats others in a socially appropriate way and with respect. Nor has he pushed our state to the brink of bankruptcy, like Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas.

On the other hand, Mr. Hogan’s positions on the substantive issues are lackluster. Our governor vetoed mandatory sick leave for Marylanders and fought with the legislature and Baltimore City over funding for public schools....