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…

Governor Hogan Sworn in For Second Term

Governor Larry Hogan was sworn in for a second term this week as only the second Republican governor to be re-elected in Maryland history. As reported by the Washington Post, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan used his second inaugural address on Wednesday to decry the divisiveness of Washington politics, implicitly criticizing President Trump and illustrating his own…

Dentons US Policy Scan 2019

Dentons US LLP recently released its US Policy Scan 2019 Report. Prepared by Dentons’ bipartisan public policy team, the report is an analysis of the legislative and political landscape in Washington, DC and state capitals around the country. US Policy Scan 2019 takes deep dives into the turbulent political and policy waters swirling around health care,…