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End of Session Wrap Up

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Annapolis | 0 comments

  This past Monday was the last day of the 436th Legislative Session of Maryland. This session 2,817 bills were introduced. Of those, 834 passed the General Assembly with most of those being local in nature. They now await Governor Hogan’s decision to determine their fate. From our perspective, we had a very productive session. We stopped bills that would have harmed our economy, passed bills that will help, and we will also receive funding for important projects here on the Lower Shore. Budgetary Progress One of the more positive things to come out of session was the Governor’s operating and capital budgets. Both were passed with zero tax increases for the second year in a row! The budget includes funding for local projects at Salisbury University, the Ward Museum, Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, and the UMES Pharmacy building. Priority Bills that Passed HB1395 Disparity Grant bill This bill increases the amount of funding to low-wealth counties, which was cut during the previous administration. Wicomico County will see at least an additional $1 million in each of the next two fiscal years. The bill moved quickly over the last week and passed with just 24 minutes left in session. I am very appreciative of teamwork of all of our local Senators and Delegates and the work they put in advocating for this important piece of legislation. The disparity grant bill was an example of us working together to restore funding back to Wicomico County. HB1352 Wicomico County Board of Education Selection Referendum This is one of three bills that are highlighted in this letter that were submitted on behalf of County Executive Bob Culver and the Wicomico County Council. It will allow voters to choose how they would like the members of the school board to be selected. If signed or allowed to become law by the Governor, the referendum will be on the ballot this November. The three choices will be a fully elected school board, a hybrid with five members elected and two appointed, or to keep the selection as is, with the Governor appointing all of the members. HB1359 Wicomico County Class 9 Limited Distillery License / HB1316 Statewide Class 9 Limited Distillery License This is the second bill that was drafted by the Wicomico County Delegation on behalf of the County Executive and the Wicomico County Council. It would allow our county to have class 9 distilleries. Currently, there are at least two investors interested in opening distilleries in our county. The new distilleries would create jobs and help our economic recovery. Early in session we learned the Delegate Arentz, from the Upper Shore, put a bill in that would do the same as the Delegation bill, but it would be statewide. Because of this, our local bill was held in committee to see how the statewide bill would proceed. Passing both would be redundant. Thankfully, the statewide bill passed and awaits the Governor’s signature. We are appreciative of Delegate Arentz’s efforts and cautiously optimistic that the bill will be signed and excited that we will see local economic growth because of this measure. HB1521/SB1140 Civic Center Class B Alcohol License The Class B Alcohol License for the Civic Center is the third bill that was put forth by the Wicomico County Delegation on behalf...

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Budgeting in District 38B

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Last week I sat down with Comcast Newsmakers to discuss budgeting in our district. For more regular updates, please subscribe to our newsletter.

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Governor Hogan Rolls Back Tolls Statewide – Saving Marylanders $54 Million A Year

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Annapolis | 0 comments

Governor Hogan Rolls Back Tolls Statewide – Saving Marylanders $54 Million A Year

“We are proud to announce what by far is our largest tax relief package to date and marks the first time tolls have been lowered in Maryland in nearly 50 years,” said Governor Hogan. ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today delivered on his promise to roll back Maryland’s high toll rates and put money back in the pockets of hard-working Maryland families and businesses. From the Bay and Hatem bridges to the Harbor Crossings, the Intercounty Connector (ICC), and the new I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL), Governor Hogan’s toll rollback, which takes effect July 1, 2015, will save Maryland citizens $270 million over the next five years. Read...

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National Day of Prayer Breakfast in Salisbury

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Day of Prayer Breakfast in Salisbury

I was wonderful to see the National Day of Prayer breakfast so well attended! Thanks as well to WMDT for this cool picture. Many gathered in @DowntownSBY today, to observe #NationalDayofPrayer w/ @carlandertonjr pic.twitter.com/7TNAnOlxH5 — 47 ABC (@47abc) May 7,...

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#MDUnites: Helping Out in Baltimore

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Baltimore | 0 comments

#MDUnites: Helping Out in Baltimore

We finally made it back to the shore, but our thoughts and prayers are still with the people of Baltimore. It was a great day working beside the people of the neighborhood as well as Delegates Anderton (my boss), Hayes, Hettleman, and McCray, along with Attorney General Frosh. Being there and seeing the passion of everyone to help each other was a huge blessing that I’ll never forget. –...

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Working Together in Baltimore

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Baltimore | 0 comments

Working Together in Baltimore

  Working today at the Lillian Jones Rec Center preparing to give the community food from the Maryland Food Bank. It’s a blessing to see how many people are volunteering in Baltimore. When we all work together we can accomplish...

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Delmarva Poultry Association Dinner

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Agriculture, Annapolis | 0 comments

Delmarva Poultry Association Dinner

  Thank you to Secretary Bartenfelder for speaking at the DPI dinner. It’s great to see the Secretary of Agriculture on the Lower Eastern Shore on a consistent...

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Coastal Association of Realtors Hold Legislative Breakfast

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Annapolis | 0 comments

Coastal Association of Realtors Hold Legislative Breakfast

  The Coastal Association of Realtors hosted a legislative breakfast this morning. It was great to be able to give a session review to...

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Wicomico County Education Association meeting

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Eastern Shore Delegation met with the Wicomico County Education Association this morning. We had a great discussion on the importance and challenges of...

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Settling In

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Annapolis | 0 comments

We received our room assignment! What do you think of our view? Come visit us in 317B. We’ll post our phone number as soon as we have it. We look forward to seeing you...

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