On January 29, 2018, the Greater Baltimore Committee held its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum. The GBC holds the event a few weeks after the start of the Maryland General Assembly legislative session to provide members and guests the opportunity to hear from political “insiders” about the most important and controversial issues facing the General Assembly.
The event featured leading figures from the Executive and Legislative branches from both parties. The panel consisted of Keiffer Mitchell, who represented Governor Larry Hogan (R), Senator Bill Ferguson (D-46), Senator J.B. Jennings (R-7), Delegate Maggie McIntosh (D-43) and Delegate Kathy Szeliga (R-7).
The speakers addressed a wide range of issues with a focus on what is important to the Greater Baltimore region. Nearly 300 attendees heard about matters ranging from public safety and violent crime in Baltimore City to the effect of federal tax changes on Maryland’s taxpayers. The panel also touched on important policy issues such as health care costs, education funding, innovation and economic development.
The GBC will be active throughout the legislative session, serving as the voice of business and protecting Maryland’s competitive business environment. To follow the GBC’s work in Annapolis, visit our legislative tracking page.