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Maggie’s 2017 End of Session Report

Posted by Matt on April 18, 2017  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s 2017 End of Session Report

Friends,

The 2017 legislative session was an eventful one, and saw many critical pieces of legislation advance. The session opened with great uncertainty with the State facing a major budget shortfall, the incoming Trump administration threatening actions that would disproportionately hurt Marylanders, and the Baltimore City public schools facing a $130 million structural deficit. It closed with the legislature having nearly eliminated Maryland’s structural deficit, passing a balanced budget, passing legislation to take on President Trump, and committing millions in new funding to help fix the BCPS funding gap.

The House considered over 1600 bills during the 2017 session, and below you’ll find synopses of some of the most noteworthy. I look forward to catching up with you around the 43rd District, and also want to invite you to Senator Conway’s 43rd District End of Session Meeting on Wednesday, May 17th at 6pm. The meeting will be held in the Student Center at Morgan State University.

Sincerely,

 

 

Maggie

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Maggie Legislative Update: Sine Die

Posted by Matt on April 11, 2017  |   Comments Off on Maggie Legislative Update: Sine Die

Friends,

As the clock strikes midnight, the Maryland General Assembly adjourns sine die and the 2017 session comes to a close. It was an eventful session and one that saw many critical pieces of legislation advance. The session began with great uncertainty as to what the incoming Trump administration would mean for Maryland and ends with the legislature taken a number of concrete steps to protect the citizens of our state from some of the president’s most damaging policies. Below, you’ll find synopses of many of the most important actions the legislature took this session.

I am excited to be back in Baltimore and to reconnect with friends and constituents. My 43rd District colleagues and I will be making the rounds through our communities and look forward to hearing your thoughts and concerns directly. As always, if you have questions about legislative or constituent matters that my staff and I can assist with, please do not hesitate to contact me. As always, thank you for your continued confidence and support.

Sincerely,

 

 

Maggie

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