Education Funding Workgroup Appointed

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones announced appointments to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Funding Formula Workgroup. As reported by Maryland Matters, The panel will be tasked with making funding formula recommendations before the 2020 legislative session, including on the split between state and local education funding, prioritizing…

Governor Hogan Signs 181 Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller, and House Speaker Adrienne Jones signed 181 bills into law on May 13. Bills of significance expand critical health care and crime prevention measures, including legislation that will add more Marylanders to the health insurance rolls, and raise the minimum age tobacco can be sold to 21. Other legislation…

Delegate Adrienne Jones Voted In As Speaker

In an unanimous vote, Delegate Adrienne Jones has been selected to serve as Speaker of the House of Delegates. The long-time Speaker Pro Tem has made history as the first African-American and first woman to serve in this role. Speaker Jones has served in the House of Delegates since 1997. In addition to serving as…

Governor Hogan Signs 174 Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller, and House Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones signed 174 bills into law on April 30. Bills of significance include legislation to expand opportunity zones initiatives, improve cancer coverage benefits for firefighters, expand caps on production for independent breweries, make much-needed reforms to the University System of Maryland Board of…