The General Assembly in the Southern Maryland region are going to get together to discuss important issues such as economic development and figuring out ways to create jobs.
The session is also going to involve discussions about the environment and other social issues as well. The Chambers will debate significant issues such as same sex, energy complications and figuring out how to cleanup certain areas around the region.
Other important issues that will be discussed include a controversial tax spike and many business regulations. One of the main issues that will be discussed includes a 24 cent increase in the price of gas in the region of Southern Maryland. Ultimately, raising the gas prices will not sit well with the residents around the region.
Laura Hussey who is a political science professor at the University of Maryland points out that the General Assembly in Southern Maryland are going to make difficult votes and decisions on a myriad of issues regarding tax increases.
The majority of the General Assembly meeting will focus on the $1 billion dollar deficit that the state of Maryland currently has. The House Speaker Michael Busch points out that the stringent economic climate is going to cause a great challenge as proposals are voted on in the General Assembly gathering. Michael Busch also hopes that the gathering does not get tied down like the typical Washington meeting gets.
The Minority Leader Anthony O’Donnell is not too supportive of the job creation and tax plans that are going to be proposed. O’Donnell wants to make sure that the regulations are reviewed and that the creation of jobs does not affect the community in a negative manner. O’Donnell will also oppose the gay marriage issue.
Overall, the General Assembly has a myriad of issues to vote on that is going to affect the entire state of Maryland.