Legislative Session

Greater Baltimore Committee 2017 Legislative Priorities

February 17, 2017 State House Update

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) Board of Directors received a visit last week from Governor Larry Hogan. During the meeting, the Board heard from the Governor on his legislative and budgetary priorities for the current 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly. The Governor said that his package of...
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February 10, 2017 State House Update

GBC President and CEO Don Fry testified this week in support of HB 317 — Labor and Employment – Wages and Benefits – Preemption of Local Authority. The bill, sponsored by Delegate Dereck Davis, Chairman of the House Economic Matters Committee, prohibits a county or municipality from enacting a...
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February 3, 2017 State House Update

On February 1, Governor Larry Hogan delivered the annual State of the State address. The speech, delivered to a joint session of the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates, focused on the governor’s core legislative priorities for 2017. After touting an economic resurgence in Maryland, the Governor touched on...
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January 30, 2017 State House Update

Last week, the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) held its annual Legislative Forum. Nearly 350 Baltimore business leaders heard from a panel of leading policymakers about the major issues of the 2017 Maryland General Assembly legislative session in Annapolis. The panel consisted of: Delegate Dereck E. Davis, Chair, Economic Matters Committee,...
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January 23, 2017 State House Update

This week marked an important milestone for the 2017 session – the release of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget.  Maryland does not allow legislators to add or move money around in the budget. This gives the governor tremendous power to control the budget and its priorities. Governor Larry Hogan’s...
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January 11, 2017 State House Update

The 90-day legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly began January 11 and runs through April 10. Every year, the GBC Legislative Priorities serve as the foundation of our efforts in Annapolis and throughout the year. These priorities communicate to policymakers a roadmap for creating jobs and improving the...
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