Governor Hogan Announces Violent Crime Initiatives

Governor Hogan has announced a package of initiatives to curb  violent crime statewide, including targeted assistance for Baltimore City, truth-in-sentencing legislation, and intelligence sharing to combat gangs and criminal networks across Maryland. A Baltimore Sun article summarizes the initiatives. A new Governor’s Council on Gangs and Violent Criminal Networks made up of prosecutors and police…

2018 Session Issue Papers Released

The 2018 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. 2018 Issue Papers

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…

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…