ANNAPOLIS, Md. (October 17, 2011) – Tomorrow, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will testify before a joint hearing of the Maryland House and Senate about the importance of investing in infrastructure projects to create jobs and boost the economy. The hearing is the first of two being held on Tuesday to explore job creation opportunities through transportation and infrastructure projects and through streamlining government processes to make it easier to do business in Maryland.
This morning, at the start of the Special Session, Governor O’Malley announced a plan to spark job creation in Maryland and to build consensus for a comprehensive jobs package for the 2012 legislative session. The Governor also signed an Executive Order calling for a 60 day review by State agencies of current State regulations that can be reformed or eliminated to help spark job creation.
Lt. Governor Brown leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s economic development portfolio. He serves as Chair of numerous economic development initiatives, including the Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Public-Private Partnerships, the Governor’s Subcabinet on Base Realignment and Closure, and the FastTrack initiative – part of Maryland Made Easy (www.easy.maryland.gov) – to streamline the state permitting process for businesses and developers.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Testify on Need to Create Jobs through Investment in Infrastructure
WHERE: Joint Hearing Room
Legislative Services Building, State Circle
WHEN: Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 18, 2011