Archive for April, 2016

Maggie’s Legislative Update: 2016 Session Wrap-Up

Posted by Matt on April 12, 2016  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s Legislative Update: 2016 Session Wrap-Up

Friends,

Last night, the House of Delegates adjourned sine die, bringing to a close the 436th session of the Maryland General Assembly. It was an important session for our state, and for Baltimore City in particular. While it was disappointing APPto see some legislation I strongly believed in fail to advance – including expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit and allowing workers to earn paid sick leave – it was heartening to see many bills move forward that will direct investment into communities and create opportunities for people in Baltimore.
I’d also like to take an opportunity to thank each of you for your continued support and your confidence in me to be your voice in Annapolis. Below, you will find synopses of many of the important bills passed this session.

I am excited to be back home in Baltimore and to have the chance to hear your thoughts and concerns directly as I reconnect with the neighborhoods of the 43rd District. As always, if you have questions about legislative matters or my staff and I can assist you with a constituent matter, please reach out and we will be happy to help.

Sincerely,

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Maggie’s Legislative Update: April 1, 2016

Posted by Matt on April 1, 2016  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s Legislative Update: April 1, 2016

Friends,

The House of Delegates just wrapped up a long day on the floor having passed two very important bills: HB 1312, The Justice Reinvestment Act, and HB 580, The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act. I’ve highlighted the Justice Reinvestment Act in a previous update, but am excited today to tell you more about HB 580.

In Maryland, more than 700,000 workers are unable to earn paid sick days. Nation-wide, 40% of private sector workers are unable to earn paid sick days, and the bottom quarter of earners suffer the most: 75% of them don’t receive any type of paid sick leave. Continue Reading…