The 436th session of the Maryland General Assembly adjourned recently. During the 90 day session we worked hard to protect our investments in education, our roads and the Chesapeake Bay: we managed all of that without any new taxes.

This session, our successes have included: providing record funding for K-12 education; making our transportation funding system more transparent; reforming our criminal justice system through the justice reinvestment act; tackling the gender pay gap; restoring voting rights of ex-felons; and protecting the environment and our bay.

As Chair of the influential education subcommittee I have helped to shepherd legislation to make college an affordable reality for middle class Marylanders (Next Generation Scholars), to spur innovation in our nation-leading schools (P-TECH) and to expand college scholarships for our neediest students (College Affordability Act).

As we move towards next session, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have ideas or need help getting access to government services.

PS I was recently featured in Bethesda Magazine – check out the article here.