Dear Friends,

There are only 7 days left in the 2022 legislative session. We have made significant strides passing the 2023 operating budget and a host of important bills, some of which I describe below. The fate of many of my bills hangs in the balance, but I’m cautiously optimistic that we’ll be able to move a number of them through the process before we adjourn. There is still much to be done.
After the initial redistricting map was rejected in court, last week the General Assembly passed a new congressional redistricting map that the Governor agreed to sign yesterday once the appeal was dropped. The legislative redistricting map enacted by the General Assembly is also being challenged in the court, but a review by a specially appointed judge recommended to the state’s Court of Appeals that they reject all four lawsuits.
Primary election day has already been changed to July 19th and in order for the Board of Elections to be prepared for Election Day, we all need to have some certainty about what the districts will be. Hopefully, all of these questions will be resolved next week and we’ll have closure to this decade’s redistricting process.
In the meantime, we will continue responding to our constituents’ concerns, advocating on your behalf and pushing through our legislative agenda. As always, please don’t hesitate to let us know if we can assist you in any way.
Shelly's Signature
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