Greetings friends, It's been a busy few weeks in Annapolis. This week we are having multiple floor voting sessions per day and long public hearings as we work through a record number of bills before the “crossover” date on March 16th. This is the date when the House and Senate swap bills -- each house considers legislation sent to it by the other house. Any bills that have not passed in one chamber and “crossed over” to the other by the end of the day are less likely to becom
This afternoon I was able to be in Ellicott City to see the reveal of all the secret work that’s been happening this magical week. I listened to Gordon Ramsay accurately describe our town, the town he said he now feels a part of. He said he knew right away there was some hurt still, but that overpowering this was hope and community. He talked about neighbors helping neighbors and I remembered back to the aftermath of both floods and how the whole county came to help. He talke
I was happy to speak last week with Jill Horner regarding legislation to strengthen online privacy and funding to make Maryland more resilient to climate change. #mdga20 #working4md #hocomd #9B #Working4MD #MDGA2020 #HoCoMD #9B #Stronger9B
Thank you to everyone who attended District 9 night in Annapolis tonight. We had a great discussion about what we are all working on in Annapolis and what matters to people who attended. Thanks to my district mates Katie Fry Hester, Maryland Senate D9 and Delegates Miller and Kittleman for hosting the evening with me and for working hard for our residents. #teamwork #stronger9b #working4md #Working4MD #MDGA2020 #9B #HowardCounty #HoCoMD #Annapolis
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email@example.com Annapolis, MD - [January 27, 2020] Members of the Maryland General Assembly introduced a number of bills on Monday aimed at combating the increasing risks of climate change and sea level rise that threaten Maryland communities. Senator Katie Fry Hester (D - Howard and Carroll), Senator Sarah Elfreth (D - Anne Arundel), Delegate Brooke Lierman (D - Baltimore City), and Delegat
The 2020 Session Has Begun!
Greetings, I am back in Annapolis hard at work for the residents of Howard County and Maryland. We began the session with a historic unanimous vote to elect Delegate Adrienne Jones as Speaker of the House. Speaker Jones is the first woman, and the first African American, to be elected Speaker in the history of 441 legislative sessions in Maryland. This was a moment I shall not soon forget.
This session I continue as a member of the Economic Mat
I’m so proud of the District 9B team - Terry Chaconas and Cindy Scruggs. They are answering calls and emails (lots of emails!), making sure the bills and amendments are filed, training interns, and providing tremendous support to your Delegate. Fun fact - although they did not know each other until last year, they both won the “Friends of Education Award” from the Howard County Board of Education in different years in the past. You can see their twin awards on the wall betwee
Thank you Congressman Sarbanes for stopping by my office this morning. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated representative serving us in trying times in Washington DC. #MDGA2020 #working4you #stronger9b #Working4MD #MDGA2020 #Annapolis #HoCoMD #CourtneyWatson #CongressmanSarbanes #HowardCounty
Briefings, briefings, briefings. Today we heard about the Uninsured Employers Fund and the deficit it has, as well as an update on Minimum Wage, Sick Leave, and other labor issues from the Governor’s staff. Important information to absorb before we start considering legislation. Public hearings on bills start next week for my committee, Economic Matters. #Working4MD #MDGA2020 #Working4MD #MDGA2020 #GeneralAssembly #HowardCounty #HoCoMD #Maryland
Fantastic League of Women Voters brunch today where the county’s state delegation was able to discuss legislation we will be working on in the 2020 session. The League is an important institution in our democracy and I have long appreciated the active chapter in Howard County that my mother was part of from before I was born! #MDGA2020 #Working4MD #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson #Maryland #hocomd #MDGA2020 #Working4MD