Gov.-elect Larry Hogan concedes that things may never be like they once were, but he “refuse[s] to accept the fact that manufacturing jobs are gone for good in Maryland.” So he said in a Maryland Economic Development Association conference on Thursday.
As Hogan prepares to take office Jan. 21 (and submit a budget two days later), he has been looking at “the countless job-training programs that are scattered throughout state government.” He said he favors job-training programs that partner colleges with manufacturers. According to the Baltimore Business Journal, Hogan’s is focusing particularly on advanced manufacturing.
A Baltimore Sun article notes the mood of bipartisanship in Annapolis at the moment, which has even included “bipartisan hugs” between Hogan and his former rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. The heads of both chambers of the General Assembly have voiced we’re-all-in-this-together sentiments regarding Hogan’s mandate to tackle the economy.
It will be interesting to see how long it will all last.
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