conference committee

Jul 12, 2012

Murthy to chair AILA’s D.C. chapter annual conference

Sheela Murthy, founder and president of the Murthy Law Firm, will chair the annual fall conference for the Washington, D.C. chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in November. Murthy will chair the conference committee plans two separate conferences on U.S. immigration law during the fall conference. One conference is on business immigration law for […]

Apr 9, 2012

Baltimore delegates oppose Senate gambling bill

ANNAPOLIS — Baltimore’s delegation chairman in the House of Delegates opened the General Assembly’s final day with some political hardball Monday, vowing to oppose the Senate’s new gambling expansion plan without protections for the planned city casino and restoration of planning money for the convention center-arena-hotel project. Del. Curt S. Anderson, a Democrat, said the […]

Apr 7, 2012

Partnership bill wins tentative Senate OK without amendments

ANNAPOLIS — The state Senate gave preliminary approval to a public-private partnerships bill Saturday afternoon that does not include two controversial amendments made to an identical House of Delegates bill. SB 358 could receive final approval when the Senate reconvenes later Saturday. The House version, HB 576, was amended in a House committee to allow […]

Apr 6, 2012

Senators offer income tax compromise

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland senators submitted a compromise on Thursday on how to raise revenue in a package of budget legislation by increasing income taxes. The proposal, outlined by Sen. Edward Kasemeyer during budget negotiations, would raise about $309 million for the next fiscal year. The compromise would not increase taxes for anyone making $100,000 or […]

Apr 3, 2012

Conference committee cancels Tuesday meeting

ANNAPOLIS — A committee of lawmakers has put off meeting to resolve budget proposal differences between the state Senate and House of Delegates. Warren Deschenaux, the legislature’s chief budget analyst, said lawmakers canceled their Tuesday meeting because they are still at odds over differences in the two versions of the budget legislation. Deschenaux says the […]

Apr 3, 2012

Miller to senators: Don’t make plans until the end of April

With the state budget still unresolved, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, D-Calvert and Prince George’s, gave his chamber a warning Tuesday morning. “Right now, both the Senate and House are very far apart,” Miller said just before adjournment. “Keep your calendars clear for the 10 days following April 9.” The state constitution allows the […]

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