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Hogan pleased with session, but says voters, not him are the losers on some issues; sees ‘very bad mistake’ on veto override

Five years ago, I sat in a small conference room with a local real estate entrepreneur discussing his new organization with the unlikely mission to “Change Maryland” from its tax-and-spend ways.

Late Friday afternoon, I sat down with Larry Hogan again, this time in his more spacious digs in the 240-year-old State House discussing how far Maryland has come in that time.

“I’m very pleased with where we are at this point,” Gov. Hogan told me, summing his view of the legislative session.

No longer a novice elected official, he is as blunt and self-assured as ever, packing a wealth of experience into 14-months in office. An oddity as the Republican governor of a blue state and its hyper-Democratic legislature, he has battled formidable challenges. Not just the expected test of dealing with the Mikes — Senate President Miller and House Speaker Busch — who have together 72 more years experience in State House governance than he has.

Read the full article from the Maryland Reporter.

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