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A to-do list for Larry Hogan
A to-do list for Larry Hogan

Governor-elect Larry Hogan can't let the euphoria of his upset win last too long because he has precious little time before he takes the reins of state government. He will be sworn in on Jan. 21. His first budget is due two days later, and so are any bills he wants to introduce without having them sent to the potential purgatory of the Senate Rules Committee. In reality — given the time needed to print budget books — he needs to have his spending plan finished between Christmas and New Year's, and if he wants to present legislation that won't get chewed up by the Democratic legislature, he needs to make sure the i's are dotted and the t's crossed on his...