The 439th Legislative Session is off to an exciting start! I've spent the first weeks of session in budget briefings, working with colleagues to address the impacts of the federal government shutdown, meeting with constituents, welcoming our incredible interns, and working on legislation to help strengthen our community and State. These newsletters serve to provide you with biweekly updates on the budget, legislation, and our community. With just 70 days left to review the approximately 3,000 bills that will be introduced and pass a balanced budget, I appreciate your continued engagement and feedback.
On deck this week: the Governor delivers his State of the State address on Wednesday, budget hearings kick into high gear, and we’ll be introducing a number of bills on environment, mental health, and addressing sexual assault.
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"Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me."
Here is what we know: The Capital is our community newspaper. They report on high school football games, arts festivals, water quality in the Bay, local politics, profiles on colorful characters, and so much more. And even after Thursday's tragedy, the dedicated staff kept on reporting the news - even when they themselves were the story. We know that Annapolis and Anne Arundel County's incredible first responders were on the scene in 60 seconds and helped prevent further devastation. And last night thousands of members of our community joined in a candlelight vigil to pray for the victims, their families, and the staff of The Capital. It was there that Father Charlie of St. Mary's reminded us of the psalm: "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me."Read More