Archive for January, 2015

Maggie’s Legislative Update: January 30, 2015

Posted by Matt on January 30, 2015  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s Legislative Update: January 30, 2015

Friends,

Can you believe January is already coming to a close? The last few weeks have been especially busy for me as I acclimate myself to my new position with the Appropriations Committee and read through Governor Hogan’s newly-proposed budget.

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Maggie’s Legislative Update – January 24, 2015

Posted by Matt on January 24, 2015  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s Legislative Update – January 24, 2015

Friends,
Budget Book

On Thursday, Governor Hogan presented to the legislative leadership the broad outlines of his Fiscal Year 2016 budget. The details were released Friday, and I look forward to being able to share more details about the budget with you in my next update. In his inaugural address, the governor said “our state government must provide essential services” and I completely agree. For me and my colleagues in the General Assembly, “essential services” includes strong public schools, affordable higher education, access to health care for seniors and the disabled, and a continuing commitment to support the working and middle-class families of Maryland. Continue Reading…

Maggie’s Legislative Update: The 2015 Session Begins!

Posted by Matt on January 14, 2015  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s Legislative Update: The 2015 Session Begins!

Friends,

Today marks the beginning of the 435th session of the Maryland General Assembly. Opening day has a festive atmosphere and it is a joy to once again see friends from across the state. While there is always change and excitement at the beginning of a new term, this year that is especially true as the House of Delegates welcomes 58 new members while the Senate welcomes 11 new lawmakers. There are also changes coming to our state-wide offices. I had the honor of seeing my friend Brian Frosh sworn last week as our new Attorney General and Governor-Elect Larry Hogan will be inaugurated at the State House next week. Continue Reading…