2019 Session Issue Papers Released

The 2019 Issue Papers, which preview fiscal and policy issues for the upcoming session, were recently posted to the General Assembly’s website. Prepared by the Department of Legislative Services each year at this time, they highlight key issues to be discussed and serve as a valuable resource for those in Annapolis. 2019 Issue Papers

President Miller Announces Senate Committee Assignments

Senate President Mike Miller has announced the committee composition for four of the Standing Committees for the 2019 Legislative Session. The announcement also includes Chairs of the joint committees, and the Chair and Vice-Chair appointments for Senate Rules and Executive Nominations. From the Senate President’s announcement, Committee compositions are determined with an intent to balance…

Weissmann Named Chief of Staff to President Miller

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. announced Yaakov “Jake” Weissman, Esq. will serve as his chief of staff. Mr. Weissmann succeeds Patrick H. Murray, Esq., who is leaving to serve as chief of staff to Baltimore County Executive-Elect John “Johnny O” Olszewski, Jr. President Miller announced two additional promotions, including Alicia Watson, Esq. to…

Spending Affordability – Surplus Expected in Fiscal 2020

Department of Legislative Services staff briefed the Spending Affordability, Senate Budget and Taxation, and House Appropriations and Ways and Means Committees on November 15 on the State’s general fund budget outlook. The outlook for fiscal 2020 has improved by more than $1 billion since the end of the last legislative session. This is due to…

Dentons -US Election Insight 2018

Now that the General Elections are behind us, Dentons US LLP recently released its US Election Insight 2018 Report. Prepared by Dentons’ bipartisan public policy team, the report… …dissects the personalities and politics that shaped the midterms and offers insight into the issues that will animate Washington and state capitols across the country in the…