2018 Turnover Leaves 39 Vacancies

When the Maryland General Assembly reconvenes on January 9th for the 2019 legislative session, at least 10 Senators and 29 Delegates will be new to their seat. In total, 39 legislators are set to leave their seats vacant by way of either seeking higher officer, local office, or retirement. In the Senate, five of the…

Governor Hogan, Presiding Officers Hold Bill Signing

Governor Hogan and both presiding officers, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, signed 114 bills into law yesterday at the annual bill signing that’s held the day after session.  Bills of significance that were signed include SB 1265, Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018, which puts a number of school safety measures in place,…

2018 General Assembly – It’s A Wrap!

The 2018 General Assembly session came to a close Monday evening, April 9 at midnight with final action being taken on a number of bills and a few others left outstanding.  In all, a total of 3,127 bills and joint resolutions were introduced, of which 890 passed. Bills That Passed This Session During a scheduled…

Governor Hogan’s Comprehensive 2018 Legislative Agenda

The Administration recently issued a press release outlining Governor Hogan’s comprehensive legislative agenda for the 2018 session. Legislation falls into one of the following 9 categories: Education – Strengthening Our Education System Environment – Preserving Our Environment Ethics – Holding Our Government Accountable Heroin and Opioid Crisis – Treatment, Prevention, and Enforcement Jobs – Creating…

Governor Hogan’s 2018 State of the State Address

Governor Hogan addressed the General Assembly on January 31 for his fourth State of the State address entitled “Leading By Action.” As reported by multiple news outlets, he talked about bipartisan cooperation and discussed his accomplishments over the prior three years. Governor Hogan’s 2018 State of the State Address News Coverage MarylandReporter Maryland Matters Baltimore…

Effects of Federal Tax Law on State of Maryland

The Comptroller’s Office recently released “THE 60-DAY REPORT – Effects of the Federal Tax Law Revisions on the State of Maryland.” From the report and as reported by MarylandReporter.com, New federal tax laws will benefit most Marylanders in the short term and especially help those with children, but are likely to reduce charitable contributions, a comprehensive…