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Does Maryland really want change?

by Thomas A. Firey   January 21, 2015

Today (1/21) Larry Hogan will be inaugurated as Maryland’s 62nd governor. Arguably, no election victory last November was more surprising than his.[1] The Republican won in a state where 55 percent of registered voters are Democrats and just 26 percent Republicans.[2]



[1] To appreciate how surprising this outcome was, see the opinion polls and vote-modeling just prior to the election, e.g., HuffPost Pollster, “2014 Maryland Governor: Brown vs. Hogan”; Real Clear Politics, “Maryland Governor—Hogan vs. Brown.”

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2014 Annapolis Report Cover Cropped

2014 Annapolis Report

by Marc Kilmer, John J. Walters

In the 2014 session of the General Assembly, legislators passed hundreds of bills. As in past years, legislators introduced many more bills that would have made both large and small changes to Maryland law. Much of the legislation that did pass dealt with minor areas of law or changed local laws. However, legislators did approve some bills that will bring significant changes in the coming decades.

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