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Secession Proposal did not sit well with Governor Hogan

December 29th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

A late fall discussion initiated by Western Maryland officials exploring the idea of Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties seceding to West Virginia never got off the ground- but it did get the attention of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. While Hogan said little publicly on the subject other than to call it a “political stunt”- aides say privately he was angered to the point of cancelling a scheduled visit to Allegany County. After being hit by some wide ranging stinging criticism from elected officials and the public- the District One Delegate immediately withdrew support of the proposal. During a recent appearance before the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, State Senator George Edwards seemed to acknowledge that an olive branch may need to be extended to Governor Hogan…