Key Senate, House committee chairs to speak at Jan. 28 GBC Legislative Forum

Senator Ulysses Currie, chair of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, will be among speakers to address the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Legislative Forum on January 28.

Also confirmed as program participants are Senator Lisa A Gladden, Senate majority whip and vice chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, and Delegate Peter A. Hammen, chair of the House Health and Government Operations Committee.

At the legislative forum, which begins at 8 a.m at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel, key lawmakers will offer their perspectives, commentary and forecasts on key issues expected to surface during the session that could affect the state’s business climate and quality of life.

Senator Currie, D-Prince George’s, is a 20-year veteran state lawmaker who has served on all three of the General Assembly’s major fiscal committees during his career. He enters his seventh year as chair of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, where he has served since 1995. Previously, he served eight years in the House of Delegates, where he served three years on Ways and Means Committee and five years on the Appropriations Committee.

Senator Gladden, D-Baltimore City, begins her second session as majority whip and vice chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. She has been a member of the Senate Finance Committee from 2003-06. She served in the House of Delegates from 1999-03, where she was a member of the Judiciary Committee.

Delegate Hammen, D-Baltimore City, is a 12-year veteran of the House of Delegates. He begins his fourth year as chair of the House Health and Government Operations Committee, on which he has served since 2003. From 1995-03, he was a member of the House Environmental Matters Committee.

Event sponsors are:
Corporate – University of Maryland, Baltimore
Premier – Baltimore City Community College, Constellation Energy
Patron – CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Comcast, SMART Business Advisory and Consulting LLC, T. Rowe Price
Media – The Daily Record

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