Annapolis, MD—This morning, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch announced priorities for the 2019 legislative session. The announced legislation focuses on policy changes for prescription drugs, health care, fairer wages, public safety, the environment, and more. Speaker Michael E. Busch also announced the establishment of a House of Delegates Study Group to Study Economic Stability in Maryland.
In response to these announcements, Maryland Democratic Party Chair Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings released the following statement:
“The announcement of these legislative priorities for 2019 show that our leadership is committed to strengthening Maryland’s middle class. Bringing down the cost of prescription drugs, protecting our state’s health care, boosting the minimum wage to $15, banning 3D printed guns, and cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay by reducing non-biodegradable waste are all commonsense steps to ensure the safety and prosperity of Maryland’s working families. I am excited to work with Senate and House Leadership on these initiatives to move Maryland forward.
“Furthermore, Speaker Busch’s announcement regarding the creation of a study group on economic stability is a bold move to take a comprehensive look at poverty in our state. Maryland Democrats are committed to building an inclusive economy that gives everyone a pathway to the middle class.”