The 437th legislative session is now underway. As Majority Leader it is my job to guide the members as we work to strengthen the state’s economic outlook, to create and preserve jobs, invest in education and continue to maintain our high quality of life here in Maryland.
We have many new and some familiar challenges ahead of us. I will continue to promote our shared values in Annapolis, to make our schools, roads and environment a top priority and to do all that I can to help you navigate our State’s services.
Maryland’s schools remain nation-leading. As chair of the influential Education Subcommittee I will continue to strive to make our K-12 system accessible to all kids.
If you have any suggestions during the session, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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.