From school funding to sports betting, what to watch this Maryland legislative session. "There are pieces of the Kirwan recommendations that align with the chamber’s agenda," including investments in workforce training and retention, said Tricia Swanson, vice president of government relations for the Montgomery chamber. "All of that said, the chamber is obviously following how this is paid for. A strong education system is pivotal to a strong economy but we can’t raise taxes so much that people [and] businesses can’t afford to live in the county [and] state to access this education." Read the full article from the Washington Business Journal.