Moore, Hogan pledge smooth, peaceful transfer of power

It was a busy day for Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore, who spent Thursday working on the transition. The Democrat met Thursday morning with term-limited, outgoing Republican Gov. Larry Hogan at the State House in Annapolis as he prepares to take the reign of the $50 billion, 60,000-employee operation that is Maryland state government. Members of the transition teams for the incoming and outgoing administrations also met Thursday morning in Annapolis. While that work took place on one side of the State House, Moore and Hogan held a joint news conference after their own meeting. As the two spoke beneath the painting of Gen. George Washington resigning his commission, they told reporters they are united and committed to a smooth and peaceful transfer of power. The two said theirs is a message of unity for Maryland and the nation.