Don Fry Commentary: New General Assembly leadership shone in first year

Talk about trial by fire. The presiding officers of the Maryland General Assembly, Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones, had their plates full during this year’s legislative session even before the outbreak of COVID-19. Continue reading
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GBC’s 2020 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session Summary

Every year, prior to the start of the legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly, the GBC releases its Legislative Priorities, which are based on several core policy priority areas. Here is the end of session summary. Continue reading
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Supporting the Orioles, the future of Pimlico and sports betting — Donald C. Fry on PressBox.com

Don Fry on PressBox March 25, 2020
Don Fry discussed ways to continue to support The Orioles, Preakness Stakes and Pimlico Race Course legislation, sports betting and the future of Baltimore's arena. Continue reading
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BBJ: ‘This session has been stressing me out’: Md.’s General Assembly adjourns with mixed results for businesses

The General Assembly adjourned March 18, bringing to an end a legislative session that saw the passage of a sweeping public education reform bill but also new taxes that will affect businesses across the state. Continue reading
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Don Fry Commentary on WBAL NewsRadio: A Winning Bet for Maryland Horse Racing

Pimlico Race Course
The facilities at Pimlico will receive a "face lift" and the Preakness Stakes will continue to be run annually in Baltimore – where it belongs. Continue reading
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BBJ: GBC’s Fry calls on Maryland General Assembly to OK $375M Pimlico deal

Editor’s note: The following op-ed appeared on the Baltimore Business Journal’s website on Feb. 5, 2020. By Donald C. Fry For more than 140 years, Baltimore has proudly hosted the annual Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the esteemed Triple Crown, at the historic Pimlico Race Track. As business...
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Baltimore Business Journal: Maryland must ensure Preakness stays in Baltimore, Senate minority leader says

By Holden Wilen   Jan. 27, 2020  Making sure the Preakness Stakes stays in Baltimore must be one of the top goals for the General Assembly this year, Sen. J.B. Jennings told a group of regional business leaders on Jan. 27. Jennings, a Republican who represents Harford and Baltimore counties, has...
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Don Fry Commentary on WBAL NewsRadio: Education Likely To Dominate General Assembly’s Session

While many are focused on the holiday celebrations and New Year’s resolutions, elected state officials have their eyes set on the opening of the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session. The 90 day session, which commences January 8, is shaping up to feature a number of controversial issues that would...
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