Dear Friends,

We’ve just completed the second full week of session and committee work has picked up as bills are introduced and scheduled for hearings. In my newsletters I’ll highlight some of the bills I’m introducing and provide links below where you can follow their progress. We’ll also keep you updated on what’s happening in the General Assembly generally.

This week, the Governor introduced the budget and the House adopted the Legislative Redistricting Maps that will now become the law guiding the 2022 election. As you may have read before in my newsletter, there will be important changes to District 11 – it’s being divided into a single member district in 11A (in the Owings Mills area), and a two-member district in 11B (Pikesville, Ruxton, Lutherville, Cockeysville area). The overall footprint of the district hasn’t changed substantially, and a legal challenge is expected, so stay tuned. You can check out the map by clicking on the map and typing in your address.

Please read about the budget highlights below. I was very happy to see that the Governor responded to my and my colleagues’ Dels. Lisa Belcastro, Jon Cardin, and Dana Stein’s request and included $2.5 million for the Pikesville Armory.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce our incredible team of interns who will be providing our office with additional support throughout the session. It’s always a treat to work with impressive young people & we have a terrific group this year.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance.

Stay safe & healthy,

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