The newly reconstituted Board of Public Works, a very important agency in Maryland's Government, met for the first time. It's made up of three real Democrats. They are promising a new tone. In a major departure from last year, no aide's rear ends were ogled and no ethnic groups were insulted.
Meanwhile, the Governor and Legislature, working together (another departure from last year) are tackling the challenges posed by BRAC. We are going to have to upgrade our infrastructure and housing stock to meet this challenge, and it will be all the more difficult because of our budget issues. The Democrats have to do this right, because they won't have Licans to blame if things don't go well. Lets hope they never lose sight of this fact.