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Hogan and Legislative Black Caucus Trade Barbs

Governor Larry Hogan (R-Md)
Governor's Office
Governor Larry Hogan (R-Md)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Feuding between Maryland's Republican governor and the Democratic-led legislature has intensified.

Democrats who are members of the Legislative Black Caucus criticized Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday by saying he was neglecting parts of the state with strong minority populations in his budget decisions.

Hogan, for his part, took issue with their claims that he was more interested in building a jail in Baltimore than funding projects at two historically black colleges in the city. He said on "The C4 Show" radio program that he simply proposed a building a jail that Democratic lawmakers supported, but in a faster and less expensive way.

Hogan also compared his critics in the legislature to college students on spring break. The governor says "luckily, in a few weeks, they're going to go home."

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.