Comptroller Proposes Online Sales Tax Regs

Comptroller Peter Franchot has submitted emergency regulations to the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review in light of the South Dakota v. Wayfair decision. This decision reversed a 1992 ruling on Quill Corp. v. North Dakota that said sellers only had to collect state sales taxes if they had a warehouse, office or…

Senate President Announces Leadership Changes

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. recently announced leadership changes for Senate standing committees that will take effect in January 2019. The new chairs and vice chairs of each committee are listed below. Budget and Taxation – Senator Nancy King will serve as Chair and Senator Bill Ferguson will serve as Vice-Chair Education, Health…

Speaker Busch Announces Leadership Changes

House Speaker Michael Busch recently announced several leadership changes that will take effect January 2019. Major changes are summarized below. Delegate Kathleen Dumais (Montgomery County) will become Majority Leader. Delegate Luke Clippinger (Baltimore City) will become chair of the Judiciary Committee. Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary (Howard County) will become vice-chair of the Judiciary Committee. Delegate Eric…

2018 Primary Election Summary

Now that the dust has settled and primary election results are official, below is a summary of some of the major State primary election outcomes. Democratic Nomination for Governor In a field of nine candidates vying for the Democratic Nomination for Governor, Ben Jealous came out on top with 39.6% of the vote. He will…

Jason Stanek Named Chair of Public Service Commission

Governor Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Jason M. Stanek as the incoming chair of the Public Service Commission. Mr. Stanek most recently served as Senior Counsel to the Energy Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee. Prior to that, he served 16 years in progressively senior positions in the Federal…