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Hogan appointee officially off Maryland gun board

A Hogan administration appointee who questioned the constitutionality of the concealed carry law he was supposed to enforce officially lost his post on the Handgun Permit Review Board Saturday.

The Maryland Senate voted on Richard Jurgena's appointment to the board Thursday, but the result of the close-call confirmation vote was called into doubt because a senator was missing when it was taken.

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Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on Saturday read aloud two letters of advice from the Maryland Attorney General's Office that concluded the initial vote settled the matter.

Republicans who had objected to the validity of the initial vote remained silent Saturday.

Hogan's office did not respond to a request for comment.

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