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Chamber Legislative Preview Breakfast

On October 25th, the Chamber hosted its annual legislative preview breakfast at the Doubletree by Hilton.

The goal of this gathering is to have the Howard County delegation inform us of what’s on the horizon from a legislative perspective.

As the midterms could have an effect on who is making the decisions, some positions are more difficult to predict.  Wages and transportation are high on the list, regardless of who is in the legislature representing us.

The panelists included:

Cailey Locklair Tolle, President of the Maryland Retail Association

Ruth Toomey, Executive Director, Maryland Tourism Coalition

Christopher Summers, Founder and President, Maryland Public Policy Institute

Delegate Terri Hill, (D), District 12

Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary, (D) District 13

Senator Gail Bates, (R) District 9

The exchanges became heated, between Delegate Atterbeary and Christopher Summers on the issues of minimum wage and transportation.  Delegate Atterbeary reminded the group that she is running for re-election.

Speaking of which, early voting is now in full swing.

Voting day is on November 6.  There are many races that are close.  Do not assume that your vote doesn’t count.  Every vote does, so please get out and vote.  If you need transportation to the polls, please let me know.  There are many available resources out there and I’ll be happy to connect you.