Update from Lorig -April 29, 2021

  While the General Assembly Session has ended, important work in the community continues. Here are highlights of my efforts on vaccine access and utility assistance. VACCINES We need to ensure everyone gets vaccinated against COVID-19.  All Marylanders 16 and older are now eligible.  Pre-register for vaccination at a mass vaccine site, Montgomery County Department…

End of Session Update – April 18, 2021

    The 2021 Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly has adjourned!  Our work took place amidst tumultuous change—as we continue to grapple with the pandemic, an economy in turmoil, shocking police brutality, growing racial and social justice movements, the disruption around the Presidential election, and shameful assaults on our democracy. My colleagues and…

Session Update -March 29, 2021

  This year’s legislative session is rapidly coming to a close.  While we have already made tremendous progress—$1.5 billion in COVID-19 relief, a transformative blueprint and funding for educational reform—the final shape of several major pieces of progressive legislation will be determined in the next two weeks.  I will be closely tracking and championing several…

Session Update -March 15, 2021

  With just one week before “Crossover”, on March 22nd, things are moving fast!  That’s the date when a bill needs to be passed out of at least one chamber in order to be considered in the other chamber and ultimately voted on by Sine Die (Adjournment). My District 20 colleagues and I will be…

Session Update -March 1, 2021

  We are now halfway through the 2021 legislative session! As one of your representatives in Annapolis, let me assure you that we are doing everything we can to meet the extraordinary challenges our State faces in this most difficult time. We will continue to work to address vital health, unemployment, and food security issues…

Session Update -February 15, 2021

  Last week, after a month of legislating remotely, the House was back on the Floor!  Or, rather, back on several Floors. To allow for social distancing, we spread out on the Floor of the House Chamber, the Gallery, and in the Annex. We have a video feed between the State House and the Annex…

Session Update -February 1, 2021

      The 2021 legislative session is now well underway.  My colleagues in the General Assembly and I are working full tilt to respond to the current crisis and to continue making progress on the broader challenges we face here in Maryland.  Although we can’t be in Annapolis together, I want to make sure…

Session Update – January 19, 2021

      As I begin serving in my third session of the General Assembly, check out this piece in the Washington Post, for which I was interviewed, on how we must take the momentum of this moment to build a new—and better—way forward.   MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION DURING COVID The Legislative Session began…

End of Session Update – March 21, 2020

    The 2020 Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly has adjourned. It started in a historic fashion with two new presiding officers, House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson.  It ended historically with an abbreviated session due to COVID-19, after an intense 71 days of work on behalf of the people…

Coronavirus Update – March 16, 2020

  Dear Friend, As you’re aware, there have been many changes in the past few days as the State is making decisions on how to best combat the spread of coronavirus. Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson have decided to take the unprecedented, but necessary, measure to adjourn the 2020 Legislative Session Sine…
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