Spending Affordability – Surplus Expected in Fiscal 2020

Department of Legislative Services staff briefed the Spending Affordability, Senate Budget and Taxation, and House Appropriations and Ways and Means Committees on November 15 on the State’s general fund budget outlook. The outlook for fiscal 2020 has improved by more than $1 billion since the end of the last legislative session. This is due to…

Dentons -US Election Insight 2018

Now that the General Elections are behind us, Dentons US LLP recently released its US Election Insight 2018 Report. Prepared by Dentons’ bipartisan public policy team, the report… …dissects the personalities and politics that shaped the midterms and offers insight into the issues that will animate Washington and state capitols across the country in the…

General Election Highlights – Maryland House of Delegates

  Should the results from Tuesday’s election hold, the House of Delegates will be welcoming 42 new members. Manis Canning & Associates has created a House Chart summarizing the member changes by district, including who the new member replaced or defeated. Some results are summarized below. Last term, Democrats held a 92-49 margin. In the…

General Election Highlights – Maryland Senate

  Should the results of Tuesday’s election hold, the Senate will be welcoming 17 new members in January. Eleven Senators-elect are former Delegates, 9 of whom currently serve in the House of Delegates. Manis Canning & Associates has created a Senate Chart summarizing the Senate member changes by district and the new Senators (including who…

Hogan Wins Second Term as Governor

 Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford have won the general election against Democratic challengers Ben Jealous and Susan Turnbull. Governor Hogan is only the second Republican governor to be re-elected to a second term. The last Republican governor to do so was Governor Theodore R. McKeldin who served from 1951 to 1959.…

Maglev Train Could Revolutionize Travel

A recent story and editorial in the Baltimore Sun highlight many aspects of the proposed magnetic levitation train currently being discussed for the Baltimore-Washington corridor. From the story, …after 50 years and billions of dollars in Japanese research and development, JR Central says their maglev train is ready for its big roll out — and not just…