Governor Hogan Announces Repeal of PlanMaryland

During his closing address at the Maryland Association of Counties annual summer conference, Governor Hogan announced the issuance of an Executive Order to repeal PlanMaryland and create a new State Development Plan. From the Governor’s press release, “As I have traveled across Maryland, local elected officials have repeatedly asked for a plan that better reflects…

General Assembly’s Top Budget Advisor to Retire

Warren Deschenaux, executive director of the Department of Legislative Services and the head budget and policy advisor to the General Assembly plans to retire December 1, 2017. A national search will be undertaken to replace Mr. Deschenaux and the presiding officers have appointed a steering committee to oversee the interview process and recommend candidates. A…

Senator Roger Manno to Run for Congress

Senator Roger Manno has announced that he will run for the Democratic nomination in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District to replace incumbent Representative John Delaney who has announced he will run for President. Other sitting members of the General Assembly who have announced their intention to run for the 6th Congressional District include Maryland House Majority Leader…

Highlights From Annapolis – July Recap

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…