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Tue Jul 11, 2017, 04:31 PM

Maryland attorney general: No paychecks for unconfirmed members of Hogan cabinet

Maryland's top lawyer says it's illegal for two of Gov. Larry Hogan's cabinet secretaries to continue receiving state paychecks.

The new opinion from Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, released Friday, escalates a months-long feud between the Republican governor and the Democrat-dominated General Assembly over the confirmation of two senior Hogan administration officials.

The governor dismissed Frosh's opinion, vowed to keep paying his staff, and requested that an outside lawyer represent his administration instead of the attorney general's office.

Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Hogan ally whose office processes paychecks, said he'd keep paying the two cabinet secretaries until a judge rules otherwise.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-hogan-appointees-paycheck-20170707-story.html

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