Today is Sine Die and the last day of the 2021 Session. Today many pieces of legislation are going to Governor Hogan's desk for his signature and he is having a public event today starting at Noon. Below is his schedule for the day.
I am happy to inform you all that the Board of Public Works approved a $5,000 grant to the Board of Directors of the Cumberland History Cemetery Organization, Inc. This will be for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of informational markers at multiple cemeteries in Allegany County.
Below is a press release on the State of Maryland's settlement with Verso Luke LLC and Verso Corporation. They had been polluting the Potomac River with toxic liquor and as a result there will be fines a payments Verso will have to pay. They will also have to continue in their investigation in finding out … Continue reading Settlement on Violations of Pollution Laws
On Wednesday April 7, the Board of Public Works will be considering a $5,000 grant that would go to the Cumberland History Cemetery Organization, Inc. This would then be used for informational markers at multiple cemeteries in Allegany County.
Below is the Governor's statement on the federal funds that have been allocated to the State of Maryland from the American Rescue Plan Act. You can read the full details below and watch the brief press conference as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxGLXs-zAgE The major components of the bipartisan agreement to provide targeted relief are: $1.1 billion in … Continue reading American Rescue Plan Funding
On March 24, the House debated an amendment to HB 1098. The amendment would not allow state employees, who own electric cars (specifically the staff of delegates) to be able to charge their vehicles for free at the various charging spots at the state parking lots. Delegate McKay spoke on the floor in support of … Continue reading Delegate McKay on the Floor
Check it out, this is our priority bills that have passed the House and are now awaiting final approval in the Senate.
On Friday March 12, the Western Maryland Delegation discussed the unemployment and impact of COVID-19 in the region. Unemployment claims have skyrocketed since the pandemic began in 2020. With that there has been over $10.3 billion given out in both state and federal benefits. Unfortunately, there has been some fraudsters including out-of-state claims and in-state … Continue reading Western Maryland Delegation
This afternoon, Governor Hogan gave an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and the phases we are in. Today, the Maryland moved into Phase 2A of the Vaccine Rollout. This allows for all Marylanders, age 60 and up, to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The state has administered over 2.2 million doses of the … Continue reading Governor Hogan’s COVID-19 Update
Throughout this Session I have fought hard for both Allegany and Washington Counties. Below are two separate slideshows (the top is Allegany County and the bottom is Washington County) showing the money allocated to different projects within each county. Pending passage in the Senate, these will be great wins for our District in this session!