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Hogan Delivers State of State; Highlights Issues and Job Growth

February 2nd, 2017 by WCBC Radio

In his third State of the State address, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan highlighted education, business, infrastructure. health, criminal justice and environmental issues.  As he began the 30-minute address, he highlighted his proposed budget's record funding for education, fully funding legislative formulas and putting millions into tuition relief for Maryland's state universities and college….

Hogan highlighted job growth in Maryland, and the state's 4.2 percent unemployment rate. Maryland, he said, has the nation's second lowest percentage of people living below the poverty line, and the nation's highest median household income. But the news, he said, isn't all good…

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He ended by urging lawmakers to pass transparency measures including the Public Integrity Act and Legislative Transparency Act. The latter bill would provide for all General Assembly Sessions to be live streamed. He also went back to redistricting reform, something that's been long on the governor's wishlist.

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