State Roundup, May 19, 2017

STRONG STATE ECONOMY: Gov. Larry Hogan told a gathering of 700 business leaders Thursday that the state’s economy “is stronger than it’s been in more than a decade” and that the state is developing a new strategy to speed growth in cybersecurity, biohealth and life sciences, Jeff Barker of the Sun writes.

CRAB RESTRICTIONS LIKELY: Chesapeake Bay crabbers will likely face some harvest restriction this season to protect future generations of the iconic crustacean, a move managers say is necessary because of the low population of young crabs. Fishery managers for Maryland, Virginia and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission all say they are considering shortening the season and imposing stricter limits on the harvest of female crabs. They are not proposing changes in male crab catches, Rona Kobell of the Bay Journal writes in MarylandReporter.