House Republican Caucus Previews Its Legislative Agenda

At the annual fall conference of the Maryland Republican Party, House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga previewed some of the priorities of the House Republican Caucus for the 2014 General Assembly Session. As reported by the Washington Post:

In the upcoming legislative session, Maryland House Republicans plan to push a 10 percent income tax cut, repeal of the so-called “rain tax” and the state’s withdrawal from the Common Core education initiative.

Most of the proposals face long odds when lawmakers return in January, given the party’s minority status in both the House and Senate. But the initiatives are certain to get some attention, both during the 90-day session and in the elections that follow next year.

Other initiatives include seeking broader gun rights, making changes to the estate tax, and seeking greater “transparency and accountability” in government.