2020 Legislative Preview

2020 Legislative Preview

Monday, January 06, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM


The 2020 Legislative Session in Maryland will address major issues affecting nonprofits and the people and communities we serve, including the funding of education, the impact of federal policies on Maryland’s government services, and protection of health and the environment.

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network and Maryland Nonprofits for this informational session to learn how your work may be affected by policies and decisions made in 2020. Hear directly from public officials and experienced advocates, then break into topical roundtable discussions about the issues most relevant to your work. Topics will range from equity and diversity in policy decisions, the state’s fiscal forecast, health care, housing, climate action, protecting the social safety net, and more. 


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Presentations and Speakers from Public Officials and Nonprofit Advocates

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Roundtable Discussions

Facilitated Roundtable Topics Include:
  • Arts and Culture Enhancing Quality of Life
  • Assuring Access to Health Care and Prescription Medications
  • Assuring a Complete Count In the 2020 Census
  • Challenges to the Behavioral Health System and Providers
  • Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit and Removing Obstacles to Work 
  • Funding and Policies to Improve the Social Safety Net
  • Funding Kirwan Implementation and All Other Human Services
  • Improving Maryland's Commitment to Housing and Strong Communities 
  • Kirwan, Child Care, and Other Family Services
  • Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Policy
  • Proposed "Carbon Tax" Implications for Maryland and Nonprofits 
  • Public Health Priorities 
  • Streamlining and Standardizing Grant Processes Across State Agencies

***MPN members contact chaase@marylandphilanthropy.org to receive a promo code for MANO member pricing of $50.***


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