Elections Have Consequences
Back in November, I encouraged people to curb their enthusiasm about Governor Hogan’s historic re-election due to the down-ballot disaster, particularly as it relates to General Assembly elections. I extensively went over the reasons why that happened.
- An unnecessary and expensive reorganization of state alcohol laws to avenge a political vendetta;
- A $15 minimum wage that will cost jobs and create inflation;
- A repeal of Governor Larry Hogan’s popular executive order on the school calendar;
- An unnecessary and expensive polystyrene ban;
- A downpayment on the Kirwan Commission plan, bizarrely supported by many Republicans, that the state ultimately cannot afford;
- The abolishing of the Handgun Permit Review Board because Democrats believe that the board was too permissive in allowing citizens to exercise their constitutional rights.
- Raising the tobacco age to 21, despite efforts to simultaneously make it easier to smoke weed.
- Failed to do little more than slap the wrist of two ethically challenged Democrats.