Larry Hogan’s O’Malley-Brown Critique


The Hogan campaign put out a pretty lengthy critique of the O-Malley-Brown Administration that includes a laundry list of criticisms.

For the sake of brevity, here’s the introduction:

The final General Assembly of the O’Malley-Brown era adjourned and according to gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan, it couldn’t have come soon enough.  Hogan, a business leader and founder of Maryland’s largest non-partisan grassroots organization, says despite spending nearly $10 billion more in FY2014 than in FY2008, Martin O’Malley and Anthony Brown achieved not only fewer but worse results in the key areas of cost of living, health insurance, job creation, business retention, education, poverty and energy.

Hogan said, “In nearly every quality of life measurement our state is worse off than it was seven years ago.  And even areas that showed modest improvement came at a horrendous financial cost due Martin O’Malley and Anthony Brown’s mismanagement and one-party rule in Annapolis.”

Here’s the summary:

In sum, Martin O’Malley, Anthony Brown and their allies in Annapolis have made it more expensive to be born, work, hire, shop, drive, fill up your tank, fish, hunt, shoot, buy a house, sell a house, buy a car or sell a car or heat your home.  On the plus side, thanks to an election year reduction in the Estate Tax it will be a little less expensive when we die.

Be sure to read the whole thing. I look forward to hearing about Hogan’s proposed fixes for these issues and others.

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton is an award-winning blogger who has been aggregating and blogging since 1998. He has worked as a reporter, in government, and as a communications professional in Columbia, SC and Washington, DC.

Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.

Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.
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