When the politicians in Annapolis levy higher and higher taxes on the citizens of Maryland, there is an implied responsibility to spend the funds responsibly and waste as little as possible. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown was put in charge of handling the roll-out of the Maryland health care exchange, a key element of Obamacare. By all accounts, at least $160 million was wasted in the failed roll-out. This is not chump change, and now the state is facing a deficit of about $400 million over the next two years.

We have heard nothing from Mr. Brown about his failure to spend our tax dollars wisely ("Hogan has a shot," Oct. 12). He has issued no public apology for overseeing the wasting of our tax dollars nor has he offered any sort of reasonable explanation. He would rather spend his efforts demonizing his opponent. At least Larry Hogan is a proven successful business man who has a track record of spending money wisely.

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One might ask the question: Who should the voters elect governor and put in charge of the entire state budget of over $35 billion?

Iver Mindel, Cockeysville

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