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A conciliatory Gov. Larry Hogan focuses on bipartisanship in State of the State

A conciliatory Gov. Larry Hogan focuses on bipartisanship in State of the State

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan struck a conciliatory tone Wednesday as he delivered his second State of the State address to a General Assembly dominated by Democrats.

Hogan described the past year as one of compromise and joint accomplishments — a characterization Democrats later questioned and Republicans embraced.

The governor tried to enlist the legislature to help him push an agenda of small tax cuts and limited spending, which he described as reflecting the state's "middle temperament."

"In the days ahead, I extend my hand to you — in cooperation and in devotion to our duty — and I ask each of you, and all Marylanders, to seek that...

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