"Senator King has done an exemplary job looking out for the interests of the entire state of Maryland," said Gigi Godwin, president of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. "There will be an expectation by every county that whoever is in that position is going to look out for the best interests of the entire state, and it’s in the entire state’s best interest for us to do well," Godwin added. "As Montgomery County goes, so goes the state of Maryland." With Montgomery poised to be on the outside looking in when key budget decisions are made, Godwin borrowed a line from the musical "Hamilton." "Whatever the deliberative body is that you’re watching, there’s always 'the room where it happens,'" she said. “When people make decisions, you want to be in the room where it happens." Read the full article on WTOP here.