January 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact: 
Nithin Venkatraman
443-896-7552
nvenkatraman@senate.state.md.us

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...

January 15, 2020

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 le...

January 12, 2020

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...

December 30, 2019

2020 Session Agenda


My agenda for the 2020 session will include working to help pass Maryland’s Blueprint for the Future (Kirwan Commission) recommendations to improve Maryland’s public education system. It’s clear that we cannot make all the recommended changes at onc...

October 30, 2019

News from the House

In the past five months since her election, House Speaker Adrienne Jones has taken a steadfast and thoughtful approach to laying the foundation for her time as Speaker of the House of Delegates. She recently announced new leadership appointments. I a...

October 24, 2019

Fun to spend time with my Senator tonight Katie Fry Hester, Maryland Senate D9 at the Maryland LCV Awards dinner tonight. We have a lot of work to do, but it was good to celebrate the accomplishments for the environment made this year by the General Assembly....

October 15, 2019

As part of an Economic Matters Committee tour today, I visited a six year old distillery in St. Michael’s, one of only a few in Maryland owned by a woman, Lyon Distilling Company.

Just four years ago, there were only a handful of craft distilleries and now there are 30...

March 25, 2019

Happy Maryland Day! Our state turns 385 today. Here are some upcoming Maryland Day celebrations and events: http://ow.ly/3YPD30obmS4

February 12, 2019

At the 25th Annual Speaker’s Society Dinner tonight, I met some real women trailblazers in the House of Delegates. Elizabeth Smith was first elected in 1974 and served for 20 years. Eileen Rehrmann was first elected in 1983 and went on to become Harford County Executiv...

February 9, 2019

Yesterday’s eight hour hearing on raising the minimum wage brought up some challenging issues. Some organizations that care for vulnerable people and depend on Medicaid reimbursement ( which would be lower than the proposed wage) are concerned they will not have worker...

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