Despite Governor Hogan’s wide popularity, which we have written about more than enough times, his legislative achievements have been somewhat limited thus far, despite a nearly full term in office. This is in large part due to the fact that the tightly-controlled Maryland Democrats hold a veto-proof majority in both houses of the legislature, making it child’s play for the Democratic leadership to override any Hogan vetoes and effectively do whatever they want. Similarly, it is nearly impossible for any conservatively originated legislation to pass through the legislature and make its way to the governor’s desk. As a result, Governor … Continue reading Hogan vs Waugh: Intra-party spitball contest
By John O. Sullivan “The press is geared up for its favorite blood sport – Democrats attacking each other – and I know that’s what some people are gonna tell you to do, but we cannot allow that to happen.” … Continue reading Larry Hogan and the 9 Dwarfs
A mere 8 months from reelection, it appears that Governor Larry Hogan has it in the bag. But does he? Continue reading Governor Hogan: Set for Reelection?
In just under 16 months, Marylanders will be going to the polls to elect a governor. Sitting Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican who grew up in Maryland’s DC suburbs, will face off against a to-be-named Democrat. But who are all these Democratic candidates? And who has the best chance of winning this political fight? Continue reading Who can beat Larry Hogan?
Tomorrow, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is scheduled to hold a bill signing and press conference. One of the most controversial bills which Governor Hogan has neither signed nor vetoed is H.B. 1, the Healthy Working Families Act. Continue reading Dear Gov. Hogan, It’s Time to Veto Dem Sick Bill
Those of our readers who are from Maryland know that Baltimore City School funding has been in the news a lot lately. So many different numbers fly around, and usually without context, so it can be hard to tell what any of it means. Join us as we dig deep into Baltimore City Public Schools funding. Continue reading Baltimore City School Funding: Following the Money
Last week, Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland delivered the annual State of the State address to a television audience and a joint meeting of the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates. The address is a state-level mirror of the President’s State of the Union, in which the Governor addresses the Maryland General Assembly and Marylanders, and effectively rolls out his agenda for the coming year. This comes as Governor Hogan’s third, and arguably one of his most important legislative sessions as governor. It also had the added backdrop of a looming gubernatorial battle in 2018, his own sky-high popularity, and the Democratic leadership’s growing panic at the prospect of a two-term Republican governor. Continue reading Reviewing Gov. Hogan’s Message to Marylanders
Maryland has had 8 Republican governors since the end of the Civil War. Only one was ever re-elected. It has only voted Red in a presidential election once since the days of Reagan. So how exactly did they end up with a popular Republican governor who’s sitting pretty halfway through his term? Continue reading The Political Brilliance (and Luck) of Larry Hogan