It was the first full week in the General Assembly. I have cosponsored several bills written by my colleagues including one that restores certain medical benefits for state retirees. In the drafting process, and one that Delegate Eric Ebersole and I will present to our Howard County Delegation, is a bill that would give our HC Board of Education the right to set our school calendar. Did you know Labor Day falls on Sept 7 in 2020? The BOE should have the ability to start school earlier than the day after Labor Day if they deem it in our students' best interests. Stay tuned for updates from my Annapolis office this week. As always, thank you for the opportunity to serve you.