The 441st Session of the Maryland General Assembly officially kicked off yesterday, January 8th. MMBBA held its annual Legislative Day on January 7th even with the snowy weather conditions where the upcoming sessions was discussed and presented by MMBBA Lobbysit Dennis Rasmussen. The big news leading off is significant changes to leadership including House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President-designee Bill Ferguson.
Other significant appointments include Delegate Andrew Cassilly (R-Harford) as Senior Advisor to Governor Hogan. Several of Governor Hogan's initiatives include Education, Violent Crime, and Energy issues. Regarding retirements, Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam has decided to retire and, after 32 years, Senate President Mike Miller is stepping down from leadership (still serving as Senator) as the longest serving Senate President in the country.
MMBBA's legislative committee will now hold weekly calls on Mondays @ 4pm for those interested in participating from now until April 13th. Email [email protected] for information or call (443) 574-7786.