Archive for April, 2011

Maggie’s Annapolis Report 2011

Posted by Matt on April 21, 2011  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s Annapolis Report 2011

A Note from Maggie:

Delegate Maggie McIntoshI have just finished the first session of a new term and, as always, it was 90 days of highs and lows. On the one hand, I helped pass a bill toughening lead paint risk reduction standards and advocated for a number of capital projects in our district. On the other, the defeat of marriage equality and transgender non-discrimination bills were both disappointing. Still, I am proud of what my colleagues and I accomplished this session and it has remained my privilege and pleasure to serve the 43rd District. As the 2011 session draws to a close, I thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Delegate.

Your 43rd District team has been working hard for you this session. I have been honored to continue to Chair the Environmental Matters Committee and work on issues that impact our environment, improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, and protect our natural resources. My committee also worked on legislation to make housing more affordable, encourage recycling and improve highway safety.

Again, thank you for the opportunity to represent you in Annapolis!

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Maggie’s Legislative Update: April 1, 2011

Posted by Matt on April 1, 2011  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s Legislative Update: April 1, 2011

Dear Friends:

Since the last time I sent an update things have finally slowed a bit in Annapolis and I’ve had a brief chance to catch my breath. This week is known as crossover, when the House and Senate exchange the bills they have each passed so far this year. With just about two weeks left in the 2011 legislative session, things will be fast and furious as we complete work on the budget, hear testimony on bills sent over from the Senate, complete our work in committee, and spend hours debating and voting on bills on the floor.

In this week’s update I’ll be giving you an update on what is happening in the Environmental Matters Committee and news on some of the issues you’ve been writing me about, including direct wine sales, transgender anti-discrimination legislation, and a whole host of human trafficking bills. As always, if you have questions or concerns about any legislation before us in Annapolis do not hesitate to call, write, or email my office.

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