In a non-COVID year, I usually spend a lot of time in the Spring traveling around the District to share updates following the annual Legislative Session with local leaders, residents and business owners. This year for obvious reasons, that isn't possible, and I wanted to share several legislative items of interest with you. 71 Day … Continue reading Legislative Update
Great news! Governor Hogan announced on Wednesday, May 13th that Maryland would be entering Phase I of reopening and resuming normal life across the state. I am especially pleased that the Governor has allowed county-by-county flexibility in the reopening process. Here are the highlights: The Stay-At-Home Order will be lifted at 5:00pm on Friday, May … Continue reading Reopening Western Maryland – Phase 1
Like you, I am itching to start to safely reopen our communities for business. As a small business owner and father with a family to support, I share your uncertainty, concern and frustration. This has been difficult for all of us as we do our part to flatten the curve and slow the spread.
In the rural areas of our state, and especially in Western Maryland, we must rely more on ourselves during times of crisis while our already limited law enforcement resources are overextended due to illness and new responsibilities during these unprecedented times.
Information and resources for individuals, families and businesses affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
HB1363 (Human Services - Two Generation Family Economic Security Commission) passed both the House and the Senate before our early adjournment.
Deadline extended until May 1st!
Late Wednesday, an Appropriations Subcommittee in the House unanimously voted against HB1628 that would have expanded the state's sales tax to everyday services.
Last Monday, I spent nearly seven hours in a marathon joint hearing with the House Appropriations and Ways and Means Committees and the Senate Budget and Taxation and Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committees on the bill that would implement the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission.
Following the work of the Economic Stability Study Group over the interim, including a Western Maryland Listening Session attended by more than 150 community leaders, I am pleased to share that the Study Group has put forth legislation to establish the Two Generation Family Economic Security Commission.