- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch have met to talk about the governor’s legislative agenda.

David Brinkley, the Republican governor’s budget secretary, said they had a good conversation Tuesday, though no assurances were given by the speaker. Brinkley says there’s still time to make progress.

Hogan isn’t happy about the lack of progress on his tax-relief proposals. His push to provide tax credits for businesses that donate to private schools also is a tough sell in the House of Delegates

The speaker, a Democrat, says he talked candidly about difficulties some of the governor’s proposals face in the House, though he did not elaborate.

The Legislature has restored funding to education and state employee pay to the budget. However, Hogan still would need to approve the funds.



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