The Howard County Chamber of Commerce presented its Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast this morning at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.
Senator Gail Bates, Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary, Delegate Warren Miller, Delegate Frank Turner, Mike O’Halloran from the National Federation of Independent Business, and Larry Richardson, Jr from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce all appeared on the panel to discuss the recent session of the legislature. Hot among the topics is the sick leave bill, which is viewed by the majority of the panelists as bad for business. The expectation is that the Governor will veto the legislation and the following question will be the legislature’s ability to overturn the veto. The expectation is that minimum wage, and scheduling issues will be back before the legislature in the next session.
What happens in the legislature on these bills will have a huge impact on business in our community. If you have a view, you can write to your legislators, contact the Chamber’s legislative committee, or go to Annapolis and testify, to name a few. Silence on these issues is not an option.