Highlights From Annapolis

May 2017 Governor Hogan Vetoes Redistricting Bill Governor Hogan vetoed a bill that would have reformed the redistricting process, SB 1023, stating that it blocked true redistricting reform. The legislation, which passed during the recently ended 2017 General Assembly Session, would have required nonpartisan redistricting in the state if five nearby states also agreed to…

Governor Hogan Announces Additional Legislative Actions

Governor Hogan has announced additional legislative actions on several bills that passed during the 2017 General Assembly session. The Governor vetoed one bill and will let several others take effect without his signature. Governor Hogan vetoed Senate Bill 543/House Bill 694 – Higher Education – Admissions Process – Criminal History. SB 543/HB 694 Veto Letter…

Governor Hogan Vetoes Paid Sick Leave Legislation

During an afternoon press conference held on May 25, Governor Hogan announced his veto of HB 1, Labor and Employment – Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, otherwise referred to as the  “Paid Sick Leave” legislation.  According to the Governor’s press release, Governor Hogan stated that the legislation was a “deeply flawed, job-killing paid leave bill” and…