Md. Democrats Question Gov. Hogan's Agenda

Leading Maryland Democrats say they believe much of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's first legislative agenda will have trouble passing this year.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch said Thursday the tone of Hogan's State of the State speech frustrated them and other Democrats.

Miller, a Calvert County Democrat, said he sees "very, very little in that speech that is going to become law." The Senate has 33 Democrats and 14 Republicans.

Busch, an Anne Arundel County Democrat, said he believes the speech "drove people farther apart." The House of Delegates has 91 Democrats and 50 Republicans.

Doug Mayer, a spokesman for Hogan, said the governor continues to meet with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers. Mayer said he is confident lawmakers will be able to work together with the governor.

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