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Maggie’s Legislative Update: February 16th, 2018

Posted by Matt on February 16, 2018  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s Legislative Update: February 16th, 2018

Friend,

Today, I had the honor of joining my friend Senator Barbara Mikulski on the House floor as she was awarded the Speaker’s Medallion. This commendation, given annually by the Speaker of the House, recognizes a Marylander who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to our state. Past recipients include Parren Mitchell, Helen Delich Bentley, and William Donald Schaeffer.

Meanwhile, it’s been another busy week in the legislature. I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of the bills I’ll be working on the rest of this session: Continue Reading…

Maggie’s Legislative Update: January 20, 2018

Posted by Matt on January 19, 2018  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s Legislative Update: January 20, 2018

Dear Friends,

It has been a busy first full week in Annapolis as hearings have convened in the Appropriations Committee, and we begin the work of crafting the 2019 State Budget. In the coming weeks I will be working with my colleagues in the Legislature to pass a balanced budget that is fiscally prudent and socially responsible. The Budget Bill was submitted by the Governor as required on Wednesday, and as we go through his proposals I will strive to vigorously protect Baltimore and work to ensure that other priorities do not come at the expense of our city’s urgent education, safety, community and economic revitalization needs. Continue Reading…

Maggie’s Legislative Update: The 2018 Session Begins!

Posted by Matt on January 12, 2018  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s Legislative Update: The 2018 Session Begins!

Dear Friends,

Wednesday marked the opening of 438th session of the Maryland General Assembly and I am pleased to already have wonderful news to share from the House floor. On Wednesday, I had the honor and privilege to nominate my friend Delegate Mike Busch to continue leading the House as Speaker. Then yesterday, I proudly voted alongside my Democratic colleagues to OVERRIDE the Governor’s Veto of two common sense bills from last session: the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act and the Maryland Fair Access to Education Act. Continue Reading…

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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