HB 888 – Income Tax – Subtraction Modification for Volunteer Fire, Rescue, or Emergency Medical Services Members – Active Status Points

Below is the link to the video of my testimony in favor of HB 888. This bill will help those who were unable to respond in Volunteer Departments due to COVID-19 concerns. This was particularly the case with many elder members of Volunteer Departments who are on a fixed income. HB 888 would allow these … Continue reading HB 888 – Income Tax – Subtraction Modification for Volunteer Fire, Rescue, or Emergency Medical Services Members – Active Status Points

Defending Marylanders 2nd Amendment Rights

Below is the House Minority Caucus' statement on the fight to help sustain Governor Hogan's veto on HB 4. We will continue to fight for Marylanders' rights during this Session. Included is the video of floor speeches regarding HB 4.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 11, 2021            Minority Caucus Fights for Marylanders' 2nd … Continue reading Defending Marylanders 2nd Amendment Rights

Board of Public Works Approval

Today, the Board of Public Works approved a request from the Department of Natural Resources to grant $40,000 of Program Open Space statewide funds for the acquisition of 3.5 acres (Tedrick property) in Washington County. This mostly forested property includes road frontage along the Old National Pike (U.S. Route 40) and will be managed by the Maryland Wildlife and … Continue reading Board of Public Works Approval

HB 443 – Economic Development – Makerspace Initiative Pilot Program

This past Thursday, we held a hearing on HB 443. This is a bill I sponsored in an effort to help establish makerspaces across the state. This would be a place where groups of people with similar ideas can come together to start businesses, for the community to come together, and for people to interact. … Continue reading HB 443 – Economic Development – Makerspace Initiative Pilot Program

Education Package from House Republican Caucus

The House Republican Caucus is proposing a group of bills as an Education Package this Session. The following are the bills being proposed and the Delegates proposing them: REAL MONEY FOR REAL EDUCATION ACT – Proposed by Delegate Arikan Any family that lives in a school district that fails to FULLY REOPEN by the fall … Continue reading Education Package from House Republican Caucus