No Special Session on Medical Cannabis

In a letter to Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman Cheryl Glenn, the General Assembly’s presiding officers, Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Mike Busch, stated there would not be a special legislative session to revamp the medical cannabis industry and the number of grower licenses awarded. Instead, they offered their support for passage of emergency¬†legislation…

Representative John Delaney Considers Run for President

As reported by numerous sources, Representative John Delaney is considering a run for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020 forgoing a run for Maryland Governor in 2018 and likely not seeking re-election to Congress. He is expected to announce his plans this weekend. Members of the General Assembly from Montgomery County have announced their…

Matthew Clark Rejoins Administration as Chief of Staff

Matthew Clark, Governor Hogan’s former Communications Director, is rejoining the Administration as the Governor’s Chief of Staff effective August 15. Mr. Clark is replacing Sam Malhotra who has served as Chief of Staff since October 2016. Mr. Malhotra, who is returning to the private sector, also served as Secretary of the Department of Human Resources.…

General Assembly Issues 2017 Interim Organizational Materials – Committee Activities

The Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) of the General Assembly recently issued interim organizational materials for 2017. Information includes letters from committee chairs of standing, statutory and special committees detailing proposed activities for the interim; and ¬†listings of legislation related to the LPC, new reports to the General Assembly as a result of legislation, and reports…