Highlights From Annapolis – November Recap

Governor Hogan Proposes Alternate Paid Sick Leave Proposal
Governor Hogan announced today that his Administration plans to introduce the Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018 as emergency legislation on the first day of session. The bill, which would be phased in over three years, would apply to employers with 50 or more employees in 2018, employers with 40 or more employees in 2019, and…read more

Delegate Sally Jameson Announces She Will Not Seek Re-Election
In an email message to her Southern Maryland colleagues and friends, Delegate Sally Jameson announced she would not run for re-election. Her message indicates it was a tough decision, but one that is right for her and her family. Delegate Jameson was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2002 and currently serves as…read more

Spending Affordability – Deschenaux Retirement
The Spending Affordability Committee, composed of members of the General Assembly and two public members, met this week to discuss the State’s capital program, debt policy, transportation trust fund, personnel, and the retirement and pension system. This is the second of a series of meetings that will lead to spending and budget recommendations to provide…read more

Delegate Sheila Hixson Announces She Will Not Seek Re-election
During a tribute in her honor, Delegate Sheila Hixson announced that she would not run for re-election. Delegate Hixson has served more than four decades in Annapolis representing Montgomery County. She has been chair of the House Ways and Means Committee since 1993. From the Bethesda Beat, “Here tonight, I wanted to be with you,…read more

Governor Announces Computer Science Education Initiative
Governor Hogan has announced a comprehensive initiative to bolster computer science education in Maryland.  The initiative, called the ACCESS Initiative (Achieving Computer Science Collaborations for Employing Students Statewide), includes legislation to set standards for computer science training in public schools, $5 million in grants in next year’s state budget for grants to local school systems…read more

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