Members of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce got a glimpse of politics from a business point of view Wednesday as three local lawmakers gave them a summary of the recently completed Maryland General Assembly session.
Sen. Donald F. Munson and Delegates Robert A. McKee and Christopher B. Shank, all Washington County Republicans, responded to questions from the Chamber's government affairs committee during its annual post-legislative forum at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.
This year, the Chamber had a vested interest.
The Chamber had partnered with three other entities to hire lobbyist Mike Johansen to press for money for improvements to the Edgewood Drive-Dual Highway intersection, a homeland security grant for the county's communication system, money to upgrade local water and sewer plants, and to protect the county's charitable gaming activities from encroachment by the state. They wanted to know whether their investment paid off.