Last week's big event was Governor Hogan's 2020 State of the State Address. Maryland continues to thrive with Governor Hogan at the helm. His address focused on accountability in government, bipartisan collaboration, tax relief especially for retirees, and redistricting reform.
The biggest issue of the past week in Annapolis were votes to override the Governor's vetoes on several pieces of legislation in 2019. The House and Senate overrode 5 of 8 vetoes. I voted to sustain all of Governor Hogan's vetoes.
This year the Senate's Budget & Taxation Committee will work on the budget first, so in the meantime, me and my colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee are given a variety of briefings on topics that will be coming up in the budget and throughout the Session.
In Western Maryland, we celebrate and enjoy small town life, and the issues that affect our urban and suburban neighbors can seem far away. When it comes to the violent crime crisis in Baltimore City, it’s easy to ask, “why should I care?”
Last week, Governor Hogan submitted his FY21 Budget Proposal, which he dubbed his "Accountability Budget" to the General Assembly.
As we welcome a new year, legislators across the state are preparing to return to Annapolis for the 2020 Legislative Session beginning on January 8th.
Over the past weeks, I have attended a variety of pre-legislative events throughout District 1C and have enjoyed hearing directly from constituents, business leaders and local elected officials on the issues that matter most to them.
On Monday, it was my honor to attend several Veterans Day commemorations around District 1C. I was please to join events in Cumberland, Flintstone and Hancock that honored the service and sacrifice of our Western Maryland veterans.
I was honored to give the keynote remarks for the Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission's Annual Meeting on Friday, November 2nd.
I am extremely honored to be named a Co-Chair of the Economic Stability Commission by new House Speaker, Adrienne Jones. This commission evolved from a Study Group with the same name established by the late House Speaker Mike Busch last year.