Governor Hogan Signs Almost 200 Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller, and House Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones signed 195 bills into law on April 18. Bills of significance that were signed into law include measures aimed at restructuring the University of Maryland Medical System Board, toughening penalties on cyberbullying and establishing a commission to research racially motivated lynchings in…

2019 General Assembly Wrap Up Report

The 2019 General Assembly Session came to a close at midnight on April 8. This session was the first of a new four year term with a total of 60 legislators out of 188 beginning their role as a new senator or delegate and with several changes in committee chairmanships. The session was also an…

Speaker Michael Busch 1947-2019

The longest-serving House speaker in the history of Maryland, Michael E. Busch, died Sunday afternoon after being hospitalized late last month with pneumonia. Referred to as “Coach” by many, he was a transformational leader who was a strong supporter  of education funding, environmental protections and expansion of health care coverage. He was 72. “This is…

Appropriations Committee Discusses Budget Balancing Reductions

The House Appropriations Committee was briefed by the Department of Legislative Services (DLS) on potential reductions to address a revenue shortfall of $200 million to $350 million they are expecting to be announced next week. From MarylandReporter, The House Appropriations Committee is supposed to finish its work on the Hogan administration’s $46.6 billion budget March 8.…

Mansfield Chosen for Leadership Maryland Class of 2019

Leadership Maryland announced that Andrea E. Mansfield ’19, lobbyist at Manis Canning & Associates, has been chosen to participate in the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. Mansfield is one of 52 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 27th class – the…

Nancy Kopp Elected to 5th Term as Maryland Treasurer

  In a joint session of the Maryland General Assembly, Nancy Kopp was elected to a 5th term as State Treasurer. First elected in 2002, and then re-elected to full four-year terms in 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015, she is the second woman ever to serve as Maryland’s State Treasurer. In addition to her responsibilities…