Skip to comments.Hogan taps ‘highway builder’ as transportation secretary, appoints 7 others
Posted on 01/13/2015 8:53:24 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan (R) announced eight more senior members of his administration Tuesday, including a new transportation secretary whom he introduced as the best highway builder in the entire country.
Hogans nomination of Pete Rahn, who has held top transportation jobs in New Mexico and Missouri, comes amid great uncertainty over the future of the light-rail Purple Line in the Washington suburbs and other proposed mass-transit projects. The governor-elect has strongly signaled that he will emphasize roads over rail after he takes office Jan. 21.
Hogan, who made tax cuts a rallying cry of his campaign, also pledged to focus this spring on reducing tolls at Marylands bridges and tunnels. Tolls are set by an executive-branch authority whose members are appointed by the governor.
At a news conference, Hogan continued to make good on his promise to include Democrats in his administration, naming outgoing Del. Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. (D-Baltimore) as a senior adviser whose portfolio will include expansion of Marylands charter schools. Hogan has been in talks with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller (D-Calvert) about legislation to loosen criteria for launching new charters.
Mitchell lost his bid for reelection in Junes primary. He previously served on the Baltimore City Council and ran unsuccessfully for Baltimore mayor. His family has been prominent in the civil rights movement.
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Maryland “Freak State” PING!
” The governor-elect has strongly signaled that he will emphasize roads over rail after he takes office Jan. 21.”
He’s not going to be very popular in the media with that attitude.
“Hogan, who made tax cuts a rallying cry of his campaign, also pledged to focus this spring on reducing tolls at Marylands bridges and tunnels.”
While this has happened elsewhere, politicians tend to forget promises to this effect. Maybe, this time, though, we’ll be happily surprised.
Went DUmpster diving and found this:
Hoping for some ‘secret’ gun law changes.
I have to go bleach my brain, now.
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