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
The Maryland Department of Housing and Development awarded a total of $259,003 in economic recovery aid to Cumberland, Frostburg, and Williamsport, District 1C's largest communities. It is a great step and investment in our state's recovery from this pandemic! Below is the full list of municipalities that also received aid from the State.
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
Today I spoke on the floor to explain why I was voting to sustain Governor Hogan's veto of HB 732 - Taxation - Tobacco Tax, Sales and Use Tax, and Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax. I explained how it would unfairly impact struggling citizens and redlined areas throughout our state. Legislation such as this has … Continue reading Speaking on the House Floor
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
This evening Governor Hogan gave the State of the State Address. In it the Governor discussed the pandemic, the vaccination effort, the strength of Marylanders, economic relief legislation to help Marylanders during this time, and education. Below is a link to the Governor's full speech below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfmNHfaR118
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
Below is a copy of my testimony for today's hearing in regards to HB 441. I testified in favor of the bill in my effort to help small businesses in the 2021 Session.
Below is a full statement from the House Republican Caucus in regards to the Education Package legislation that we introduced to you earlier. There is greater details to each of the bills within the package.
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