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House of Delegates Unanimously Passes Residential Retention Act!

Posted by Matt on March 17, 2014  |   Comments Off on House of Delegates Unanimously Passes Residential Retention Act!

Friends,

HB 920, the Baltimore City Residential Retention Act, was a key part of my package of tax relief bills for city homeowners and I am proud to share that today the bill passed the House of Delegates by a vote of 136-0. The bill will now be taken up by the Senate. Continue Reading…

Maggie’s Legislative Update: March 14, 2014

Posted by Matt on March 14, 2014  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s Legislative Update: March 14, 2014

Friends,

Lots of things are happening this week as the General Assembly draws closer and closer to the end of the 2014 session. First, I am proud to share that the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore – a group of religious and community leaders representing a wide array of faiths – announced their endorsements for the June primary elections and have recommended returning the entire 43rd District Delegation to Annapolis next term. I thank them for their support and look forward to working with them to tackle the challenges that face our city and state. Continue Reading…

Maggie’s Legislative Update: February 28, 2014

Posted by Matt on February 28, 2014  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s Legislative Update: February 28, 2014

Friends,

I hope you’ve had a good week. Things have been busy in Annapolis, as the Environmental Matters Committee considered legislation regarding motor scooters, fracking, roadside zoos, and more. This week, I wanted to highlight a few pieces of legislation that came before the House of Delegates dealing with reforming our prisons as well as a bill Continue Reading…

Maryland General Assembly Accomplishments: 2011-14 Term

Posted by Matt on February 26, 2014  |   Comments Off on Maryland General Assembly Accomplishments: 2011-14 Term

What has the General Assembly accomplished this term? Turns out, quite a bit! Check out a sample below: Continue Reading…

Maggie’s Legislative Update: Fixing Baltimore’s Property Taxes

Posted by Matt on February 7, 2014  |   Comments Off on Maggie’s Legislative Update: Fixing Baltimore’s Property Taxes

Friends,

One of the great challenges faced by the city of Baltimore in recent decades has been figuring out a way to stem the tide of residents moving from the city to the surrounding counties. My colleagues and I in the City Delegation have worked diligently to find ways to improve public safety, infrastructure, and schools – and we will continue to do so. However, one of the persistent, unaddressed problems has been dealing with the city’s property tax rates that often are far higher than those of surrounding jurisdictions. Continue Reading…