Session Update – February 13, 2019

  Dear Friend, Things are picking up in Annapolis! Committees are busy with bill hearings and committee voting sessions and bills are starting to come to the House floor. The pace will continue to increase over the next few weeks. The Fight for Fifteen has been a focus of the last two weeks. I appreciated…

Session Update – February 4, 2019

February 4, 2019 Dear Friend, A busy third week in Annapolis included a hearing in front of the Economic Matters Committee on emergency legislation to ensure that furloughed essential federal employees, who are required to work without a paycheck, can receive unemployment insurance in Maryland. Under current law, furloughed employees who are not going to…

Annapolis Update – Late January 2019

  January 27, 2019 Dear Friend, The second full week of session brought the beginning of hearings on legislation. For me, it ended with a plunge into the frigid Potomac River, before which I was honored to speak at the 14th Annual Keep Winter Cold Polar Bear Plunge with Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a leader…

Annapolis Update – Mid-January 2019

Building a More Just and Inclusive Maryland January 15, 2019 Dear Friend; What a thrilling week! I was honored to be joined by my children last week as I was sworn in as a member of the Maryland General Assembly and we began the 439th Legislative Session. While most of the first week is full…
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