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Maryland General Assembly

Rutherford presides as Hogan works from home

Rutherford presides as Hogan works from home

On the day after Gov. Larry Hogan told Maryland he has an aggressive form of cancer, he stayed out of the State House but worked from the governor's mansion in between medical appointments. An aide said the governor was keeping touch with the office Tuesday as Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford filled in for him as chairman of Maryland's Board of Public Works. Many of those attending the meeting wore lime-green ribbons, a symbol of the fight against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the diagnosis Hogan revealed at a news conference Monday. Much as Hogan has done at the board's meetings, Rutherford aggressively questioned officials about state contracts presented for approval —...