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McKay Comments on Abandoned WV Annexation Effort

November 4th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

After being met with immediate backlash and strong criticism from many circles- members of the District One legislative delegation last week abandoned the idea of having Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties annexed into West Virginia. While the idea was welcomed with open arms by state leaders in West Virginia, including Governor Jim Justice, the proposal was not well received on the Maryland side of the border. "Ridiculous" and "an embarrassment" is how some described the effort- while Governor Larry Hogan dismissed it as a publicity stunt. Delegate Mike McKay told WCBC News that while he regrets the rollout of the proposal-  the idea of shining a light on the needs of western Maryland citizens is something he won’t back away from…