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Welcome to Maryland — Open for Business

Gov. Larry Hogan makes a promise

photo courtesy of Maryland Economic Development Association

Will Gov. Larry Hogan keep his first promise?
    As soon as I’m governor, then-Gov.-Elect Hogan promised at the winter conference of the Maryland Economic Development Association last week, Welcome to Maryland signs will send a new message:
    Welcome to Maryland — Open for Business will replace Welcome to Maryland — What’s in Your Pocket?
    Keep your eyes on Welcome to Maryland highway signs to see if that promise is kept.
    One change will certainly be made: replacing the name of Martin O’Malley with that of Larry Hogan.
    State Highway Administration and Transportation Authority crews will be changing pertinent information on 23 signs.
    And yes, according to Highway Administration spokesman David Buck, Open for Business will replace “Maryland Welcomes You.”
    Weather permitting, the changes will be made before you read this story.