The Maryland Center on Economic Policy (MDCEP), a statewide public policy research and advocacy organization, have recently released their Blueprint for Broadly Shared Prosperity in Maryland . The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization strives to advance innovative policy ideas to foster broad prosperity to help Maryland be the standard-bearer for responsible public policy. Their new policy agenda details investment recommendations to ensure all Marylanders have the opportunity to live to their full potential and ways to update an upside-down tax code to support investments in thriving communities, according to the nonprofit. MDCEP has shared their recommendations with all candidates seeking state office in Maryland, and are also interested in working with grassroots organizations throughout the state to build support for these policies. In addition, an event on July 28 will be held in Columbia, Maryland, to continue the conversation about the policy choices facing the state. The event will feature policy experts from MDCEP and other state and national organizations. The keynote address will be by Alice Rivlin, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, who will speak about the impact of federal policies in Maryland. An afternoon session will include a budget advocacy training, for people who care about state investments but aren’t sure how best to influence the process (details pending).