Governor Hogan Sworn in For Second Term

Governor Larry Hogan was sworn in for a second term this week as only the second Republican governor to be re-elected in Maryland history. As reported by the Washington Post, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan used his second inaugural address on Wednesday to decry the divisiveness of Washington politics, implicitly criticizing President Trump and illustrating his own…

Dentons US Policy Scan 2019

Dentons US LLP recently released its US Policy Scan 2019 Report. Prepared by Dentons’ bipartisan public policy team, the report is an analysis of the legislative and political landscape in Washington, DC and state capitals around the country. US Policy Scan 2019 takes deep dives into the turbulent political and policy waters swirling around health care,…

Speaker Busch Announces New Leadership Appointments

As the  439th legislative session commenced this week, Speaker Busch announced additional leadership appointments. These are in addition to the committee assignments announced in December and leadership changes announced in July. Economic Matters Committee Ben Brooks (District 10) – Chair, Public Utilities Subcommittee Talmadge Branch (District 45) – Chair, Alcoholic Beverages Subcommittee Ned Carey (District…

Speaker Busch Announces Committee Assignments

House Speaker Michael E. Busch announced committee assignments for six standing committees in the House of Delegates. The following Delegates and Delegates-elect were appointed and are in addition to the leadership changes previously announced in July.  The post from July can be found here. APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE Delegate Carl Anderton, Jr. (District 38B) Delegate Paul D.…

Kelly Schulz Tapped to Replace Mike Gill at Department of Commerce

 Governor Larry Hogan has announced the appointment of Kelly M. Schulz as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce. Schulz, who currently serves as Secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, will replace Commerce Secretary R. Michael Gill. From the Governor’s press release: “Secretary Schulz is a strong advocate for Maryland’s job creators,…