Hogan Wants You (to Attend His Inauguration)

    Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) hasn’t said a lot publicly yet about his second term agenda – except that it’ll look an awful lot like his first term.

    But he is hoping you’ll attend his inauguration and related festivities.

    Hogan’s office released a 50-second video Monday showing the governor speaking directly into the camera, wishing Marylanders a Happy New Year and urging them to attend his Jan. 16 swearing-in, “to get it started off right.”

    Hogan also extends an invitation to “an unforgettable celebration,” the inaugural gala to be held that evening at National Harbor.

    And he advises people to get to all the inaugural events early, to ensure they’ll get a seat.

    “We hope you can join us in celebrating four more years of changing Maryland for the better,” Hogan says.

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    Josh Kurtz
    Co-founder and Editor Josh Kurtz is the leading chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He later became an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, and spent eight years at E&E News, an online subscription-only publisher of news websites covering energy and environmental issues. For seven of those years, he led a staff of 20 reporters at E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill and in national politics. For 6 1/2 years he wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz has given speeches and appeared on TV and radio shows about Maryland politics through the years.