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Part Two The Maryland Constitution and Commentary, Art.II Executive Department

From: The Maryland State Constitution

Dan Friedman

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 June 2021

The history of executive power in Maryland has been one of continual and unimpeded growth and expansion. Under the 1776 Maryland Constitution, the Governor, who was subordinate to and elected by the legislative branch, made appointments subject to the legislature’s approval, lacked even a qualified veto and effective means to control state administration. Over time, a series of constitutional amendments, primarily to Article II, but also to Art. III, §52 (the executive budget system) and other parts of the constitution, have strengthened the office of Governor of...
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