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What They Are Saying: Governor Hogan’s Farewell Address “Touted His Administration’s Accomplishments,” Urged Marylanders “Not To Let Extremism Dominate Politics In The State”


The Baltimore Banner: “Hogan also gave a recap of what he sees as his successes in two terms as governor, including eliminating ‘job-killing regulations,’ achieving some tax relief, supporting environmental programs and funding public schools.” (Pamela Wood, “Larry Hogan says his farewells, unveils his portrait as tenure closes,” The Baltimore Banner, 1/10/23)

WJZ: “Hogan, a Republican who considers himself a moderate conservative, touted his administration’s accomplishments, credited residents for sticking together through great and challenging times.” (Staff, “‘’Thank you and farewell’: Gov. Hogan addresses Maryland as he prepares to hand role to governor-elect Wes Moore,” WJZ, 1/10/23)

WTOP: “The two-term Republican governor in the blue state of Maryland urged Americans to find common ground.” (Dick Uliano, “Md. Gov. Hogan’s farewell message urges end to bitter politics,” WTOP, 1/11/23)

Maryland Matters: “As he has in the past, Hogan expressed concern over the tone of the political discourse at the national level, but said Maryland ‘achieved the impossible’ when its Republican governor and a legislature dominated by Democrats figured out a way to co-exist.” (Danielle E. Gaines, “Emotional Hogan bids Maryland farewell,” Maryland Matters, 1/10/23)

The Herald-Mail: “Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan addressed the state on Tuesday evening from the State House’s Old Senate Chamber in Annapolis, harking back to history and heralding unity in his farewell speech.” (Dwight A. Weingarten, “Hogan heralds unity in farewell address as Maryland governor,” The Herald-Mail, 1/11/23)

WUSA: “He ended his speech with a plea for Americans to come together and not be so divided by their politics.” (Samantha Gilstrap, “Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan bids farewell after 8 years of serving,” WUSA, 1/10/23)

The Baltimore Sun: “As in speeches and interviews in his final months in office, Hogan also discussed his accomplishments, like building up the state budget surplus. Both reflective and forward-looking, Hogan … said the country ‘is at a critical turning point — one at which the very fate of our democracy could be at stake.’” (Hannah Gaskill and Sam Janesch, “Maryland Democrats celebrate ‘morning in Maryland’ as they return to Annapolis in larger numbers,” The Baltimore Sun, 1/10/23)

WMAR: “In his speech, he goes into detail about some of the milestones he hit during his eight years in office. He says his administration cut taxes eight years in a row by $4.7 billion and turned a $5.1 billion deficit into the largest surplus in state history.” (Rushaad Hayward, “Gov. Larry Hogan says goodbye with farewell remarks,” WMAR, 1/10/23)

WFMD: “In his comments, Governor Hogan said when he took over in 2015,  he faced ‘the daunting task’ of turning around the economy, getting people back to work and making Maryland pro-jobs and pro-business. ‘And that’s exactly what we did,’ he says.” (Kevin McManus, “Gov. Hogan Delivers Farewell Address, Touting his administration’s accomplishments,” WFMD, 1/10/23)


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