Crossover week was busy with multiple voting sessions per day in order to move as many bills as possible from the House to the Senate by the deadline of Monday March 18th. As long as bills are sent to the Senate before that deadline, they are guaranteed a hearing before the appropriate subcommittee in the Senate and a chance to be passed by the full Senate.
The MD General Assembly has passed some bills in both the House and the Senate and have sent those
Thanks League of Conservation Voters for your strong advocacy for our environment: "This week, these nineteen members took votes to increase renewable energy, invest in the clean energy economy, and protect our climate! THANK YOU to our sponsors Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, as well as Senator Delores G. Kelley, Malcolm Augustine, Senator Pam Beidle, Senator Joanne C. Benson, SenatorAntonio Hayes, Senator Kathy Klausmeier, Senator Ben Kramer, Lorig Chark
Good editorial in Sun regarding how the House of Delegates is moving forward on public education policy: “The House is right in showing a sense of urgency about moving forward with Kirwan. Every year that passes is another lost opportunity for Maryland’s students. Kids don’t get a second chance. Yes, full Kirwan implementation will require sacrifices that we haven’t fully appreciated yet, but that’s no reason not to move forward with what we can.”#working4you #mdga2019 #mdga1
HB 428, my bill to provide $5 million a year to help towns like Ellicott City fight flooding passed the House of Delegates this morning 106-31! Looking for cross file Senate Bill to also pass this week. Katie Fry Hester, Maryland Senate D9 is working hard to make that happen. Thank you Howard County Executive Calvin Ball for strong testimony on the bill that helped it pass. #working4you #mdga2019 #HowardCounty #mdga19 #ECStrong #HoCoMD #EllicottCity #working4md
Enjoyed meeting Special Olympian Justin Hunsinger who was in Annapolis to promote The Special Olympics. His Aunt Cindy works in our office. Proud of all of our athletes. Learn more at teamsomd.com#mdga2019 #mdga19 #working4md
Yesterday the House of Delegates passed two bills that will help the Howard County School Board have more control over the termination of superintendents and allow the taxpayers to have more control over the financial settlement made with a terminated superintendent. HB 238 which Delegate Vanessa Atterberry sponsored, and HB 330 which Delegate Miller sponsored, and I cosponsored, were a direct result of our experience with a former HCPSS superintendent. My hope is that we nev