Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com on February 16, 2017. A landmark decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals that directs court commissioners and district court judges to consider imposing conditions other than cash bail to ensure defendants appear for trial made front page news earlier this month. Meanwhile, two bills introduced just days later in the Maryland General Assembly, which would put the force of law behind … Continue reading
The Greater Baltimore Committee has serious concerns about proposed legislation by the Baltimore City Council that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, noting that the bill could have a wide range of negative economic consequences for the city. Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, said increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour would result in Baltimore City being an “island” surrounded … Continue reading
Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on www.bizjournals.com on February 6, 2017. Delegate Dereck E. Davis, Chair of the Economic Matters Committee in the Maryland General Assembly, recently introduced legislation that would give the state sole domain over setting the minimum wage and benefits. This idea has a lot of merit and is widely supported by the business community in Greater Baltimore and statewide. The business community has widely held … Continue reading
Editor’s note: The following article appeared on www.baltimoresun.com on January 25, 2017. Baltimore native Stephanie Hill, a Vice President at Lockheed Martin and Chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee Board of Directors, has been named to the board of the S&P Global financial information and analytics firm. Hill joined Lockheed in 1987 as a software engineer and now acts as general manager of its cyber, ships & advanced technologies line of business. … Continue reading
The Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2017 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum on January 23, 2017 drew more than 300 business leaders to the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. The annual event featured the following panelists: Delegate Dereck E. Davis, Chair, Economic Matters Committee, Maryland House of Delegates; Senator J. B. Jennings, Minority Leader, Senate of Maryland; Delegate Nicholaus Kipke, Minority Leader, Maryland House of Delegates; Senator Richard Madaleno, Vice Chair, Budget and Taxation, Senate of Maryland; Keiffer … Continue reading
Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on TheDailyRecord.com on January 20, 2017. When the Maryland General Assembly wrapped up its 2016 session last April, there was a consensus throughout the business community that legislators on both sides of the aisle were being more open and receptive to proposals to strengthen Maryland’s competitive edge as a place to do business. Gov. Larry Hogan’s efforts to promote Maryland as a great place for … Continue reading
Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for our February Newsmaker Breakfast, which will feature a discussion about the future of the Preakness and Pimlico Race Track. Hear from Maryland Delegate Samuel I. (Sandy) Rosenberg and Thomas E. Kelso, Chairman, Maryland Stadium Authority. When: Monday, February 27, 2017; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111. S. Calvert St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202 Cost: $45 Register This event is open … Continue reading
The Greater Baltimore Committee announces its 2017 Legislative Priorities for the 2017 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly. View the priorities here.
Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, was a recent guest on The Marc Steiner Show. Fry discussed business and the upcoming 2017 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session, which begins January 11. Listen to the podcast here.