Miller Announces New Leadership Team

Senate President Mike Miller today announced a new Senate leadership team. My immediate reaction is that there’s a lot of MoCo senators with new titles. Here’s the press release: SENATE PRESIDENT MILLER ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS Peters to serve as Majority Leader, King as Caucus Chair and Ferguson to Chair Executive Nominations  ANNAPOLIS, MD – Today, Senate President Thomas V…. Read more »

Baltimore City Council Committee Assignments 

With so much changeover on the City Council, you need a scorecard to figure out which of the nine council committees each of the 13 Councilmembers is on. I got your scorecard right here, with a little help from Cory McCray, who sent me a picture of the list. Budget and Appropriations (B&A) Eric Costello – Chair Leon Pinkett –… Read more »

Emerge Maryland Class Of 2017

The new class for Maryland’s preeminent training program for Democratic women candidates has been announced and for D20 followers, there’s an interesting pair in the class. First, the press release: Maryland’s Future Women Political Leaders Take Center Stage This Week in Baltimore Baltimore, MD: Emerge Maryland, the political non-profit focused on electing more Democratic women to public office, will debut… Read more »

D20 Senate Votes

Central committee votes in D20 Senate appointment: Will Smith (19) Darrell Anderson Mumin Barre Juan Cardenas Arthur Edmunds Natalia Farrar Loretta Jean Garcia Marjorie Goldman Johntel Greene Julian Haffner Mimi Hassanein Jennifer Hosey Marlin Jenkins Aaron Kaufman Linda Mahoney Jonathan Prutow Venattia Vann Tim Whitehouse Jheanelle Wilkins Brenda Wolff David Moon (8) Luisa María Arévalo Alan Banov Wendy Cohen Harold… Read more »

Hogan Proposes Sick Leave Bill 

Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference today to announce a bill that initially sounds great: he wants a statewide sick leave bill (thanks to Bryan Sears for the video, which you can fast forward to 6:00, when the presser actually starts). Here’s the Hogan press release: Hurrah, right? No. First off, this bill only applies to employers with more than 50… Read more »

D20: Firefighters/Police For Smith

The firefighters and police unions have endorsed Will Smith for the D20 Senate vacancy. Here’s their Monday letter to the Central Committee. Tonight’s the big night! I’ll be manning the Maryland Scramble Decision Desk throughout the evening, as the returns come in from the outlying precincts. In a few minutes, I’ll be posting the formal applications submitted by David Moon… Read more »