Junior Achievement “Inspires” Students to Explore Careers

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland held its annual “JA Inspire” event on October 18, 2018 at Timonium, Maryland Fairgrounds bringing together more than 3,000 Baltimore County middle school students to explore Maryland’s in-demand careers. JA President, Jennifer Bodensiek, was joined by Secretary Kelly Schulz, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, and Vice Chancellor for Economic…

New Laws Take Effect Today – October 1, 2018

Several new laws take effect today, October 1, 2018. These laws range from banning bump stocks, creating extreme risk protection orders to prevent individuals who are at risk of harming themselves or other from possessing guns, to prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. A MarylandReporter article summarizes a large number of bills taking…

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…

Webinar – Navigating the Supreme Court’s Wayfair Decision

Dentons US LLP, of which Manis Canning & Associates is Maryland’s member of its national network of government affairs partners Dentons 50, will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, August 7th at 11 a.m. on the state-level changes and activity expected in light of the recent Wayfair decision of the Supreme Court. During the webinar, Dentons…

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…