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,…

Governor Hogan Announces New School Construction Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan announced today plans to submit legislation during the 2019  General Assembly session to provide $1.9 billion in new school construction funding over five years. The initiative, called the Building Opportunity Fund, will give the Maryland Stadium Authority oversight of these additional school construction funds, and include accountability measures. The new funding will…

2019 Session Issue Papers Released

The 2019 Issue Papers, which preview fiscal and policy issues for the upcoming session, were recently posted to the General Assembly’s website. Prepared by the Department of Legislative Services each year at this time, they highlight key issues to be discussed and serve as a valuable resource for those in Annapolis. 2019 Issue Papers

President Miller Announces Senate Committee Assignments

Senate President Mike Miller has announced the committee composition for four of the Standing Committees for the 2019 Legislative Session. The announcement also includes Chairs of the joint committees, and the Chair and Vice-Chair appointments for Senate Rules and Executive Nominations. From the Senate President’s announcement, Committee compositions are determined with an intent to balance…