Governor Larry Hogan delivered his final State of the State address this week and highlighted accomplishments from his tenure, saying “We changed Maryland for the better,” and that “…we must all learn to live with this virus, not to live in fear of it.”
Lobbyists Empower Changes to Renewable Energy Bill
Old Line’s lobbyists successfully advocated for changes that impacted their client’s renewable power business – a key win following this legislative session.
New Bills Include Language Addressing Tax Concerns for Online Cigar Businesses
Old Line Government Affairs helped its client The Cigar Association of America with legislation that impacts the way tax is calculated for online cigar companies.
Hundreds of New Bills to Become Law
Governor Hogan recently vetoed several bills and allowed hundreds of other House and Senate bills to become law without his signature.
Long-Awaited Settlement for HBCUs in Maryland
Derrick Covington provides an overview of the State’s historic legislation that provides a $577 million settlement to HBCUs.
Old Line Scores a Win for the NFL
Our lobbyists addressed specific areas of concern for the NFL regarding sports betting legislation in order to protect players and ensure fairness.
Legislative Win for Old Line’s Utilities Clients Delivers Huge Savings for Residents
Lobbying efforts from Old Line Government Affairs helped secure major cost savings for municipally owned utility customers.
Legislative Update: 226 Bills Signed, New Laws for 2021
Governor Hogan recently signed another batch of bills into law following the 2021 Legislative Session. Despite the pandemic, legislators have reiterated to Old Line that this session has been incredibly productive, and the legislation will be impactful.
Legislative Update: Hogan Signs 66 Bills Into Law
Today, Governor Hogan signed 66 bills covering topics such as telehealth, compensation for the wrongly convicted, mental health, broadband infrastructure and more.
2021 Legislative Session Wrap-Up
Persevering through three months of Zoom hearings and masked testifying on the House and Senate floors, the Maryland legislature accomplished important initiatives addressing telehealth services, sports betting, police reform, pay for essential workers and more.
Governor Hogan Proposes $1 Billion RELIEF Act
As Governor Hogan unveils the Fiscal Year 2022 budget, he proposes $1 Billion RELIEF Act – Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families Act – which includes direct stimulus payments to Marylanders.
Reflecting on the 2020 Session and Anticipating 2021
While all Maryland legislative sessions become part of the historical record, the 2020 session, which was the 441st, will have an asterisk next to it. For 2021, vigilance will be required to be certain one’s voice is heard.
Webinar: The Maryland Minority Business Enterprise Program
In this exclusive procurement-focused webinar, learn how minority-owned businesses can create additional revenue streams with the state of Maryland through the MBE program.
Crossover Day in the Maryland General Assembly
Hundreds of bills, and 20 days to go. Read the latest on this important milestone in the current legislative session.
Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: January 20, 2022
We’re “not out of the woods” says Hogan, but numbers are trending in the right direction.