Leader of Md. health group predicts legislature will override veto of prescription drug board funding
The president of Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative said he is confident that the General Assembly will vote to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of legislation that would have established a permanent funding source for the Prescription Drug Affordability Board.Read More
Hogan pleased with session, but says voters, not him are the losers on some issues; sees ‘very bad mistake’ on veto override
Five years ago, I sat in a small conference room with a local real estate entrepreneur discussing his new organization with the unlikely mission to “Change Maryland” from its tax-and-spend ways. Late Friday afternoon, I sat down with Larry Hogan again, this time in his more spacious digs in the 240-year-old State House discussing how far Maryland has come in that time. “I’m very pleased with where we are at this point,” Gov. Hogan told me, summing his view of the legislative session.Read More
Amid a sea of Maryland state-flag neckties and toddlers in suits, legislators of the Maryland General Assembly were gaveled in for the first day of the 2016 session. Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. and House Speaker Michael Busch, both Democrats, were reinstated in their leadership positions. It is Miller’s 30th legislative session as president, the longest-serving presiding officer in any U.S. legislature. Miller, 73, is now also the longest-serving member of the Maryland General Assembly, first elected to the House of Delegates in 1970.Read More
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