BIG CHANGES IN MARYLAND POLITICS -- PART 1 While the media has focused on the unexpected election of a Republican Governor in Maryland, there will also be huge changes when the Maryland General Assembly convenes in January 2015. There will be seventy (70) new members, an unprecedented turnover rate of almost 40% from the last Session. BIG CHANGES IN MARYLAND POLITICS -- PART 2 The seventy (70) new General Assembly members include seven more House Republicans and two more Senate Republicans. While the Democrats will still have a veto proof majority in both houses, this Republican resurgence will significantly impact the internal political dynamics during the new Session. ONE BIG CONSTANT IN MARYLAND POLITICS With all the changes in Maryland politics noted above there is one constant. That constant is the Maryland Hotel & Lodging Association’s commitment to ensure that the voice of the lodging industry is heard on a wide range of local and state issues that impact the industry. That will never change. NOT AN MH&LA MEMBER?...READ ON If you are reading this and are not a member of the Maryland Hotel & Lodging Association you should be. MH&LA is the only statewide association in Maryland that focuses exclusively on representing the lodging industry. We need your support. For more information contact email@example.com. MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FREDERICK & WASHINGTON COUNTIES REGIONAL MEETING The free event has updates on current/emerging industry issues and networking opportunities for General Managers, their senior-level staff, and Allied Members. It is Tuesday January 13, 2015 10:30 AM to Noon at the Residence Inn Frederick, 5230 Westview Drive, Frederick, MD. To RSVP click here. MH&LA LODGING MEMBERS RECEIVE 2015 FOUR DIAMOND® RATINGS FROM AAA Congratulations to Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel; Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore; Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on the Potomac; Hyatt Regency Baltimore; Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina; and Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.