The Summer Scoop

Dear Friends, I hope your summer is off to a smooth start! It’s wonderful to be outside and to reconnect with people; it feels like time is once again measurable. The past 16 months have been challenging for the world, our nation, our state, and our lives. It feels...

The 2021 End of Session Wrap Up

Dear Friends, I appreciate that so many of you shared your thoughts and concerns with me throughout this unprecedented session. Though I have missed the in-person connections, I was grateful to stay in touch with so many of you through phone calls and over Zoom, Town...

The Home Stretch

Dear Friends, As the nation’s eyes look towards accountability for the murder of George Floyd on the national level, we know that no community is immune to the long overdue need for police reform. Our criminal justice system has been broken for a long time. These...

Support for Small Business

The Maryland Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Maryland Small Business COVID-19 RELIEF Grant Program. The grant offers working capital to assist certain Maryland small businesses with disrupted operations due to COVID-19. Please note:...

Crossover!

Dear Friends, Welcome to the week after “crossover.” This past Monday was the day when bills from one house must pass to the other with a guarantee of a hearing, without going through the Rules Committee. With fewer than 20 days left in session, there is...

Shelly@theDeli

Dear Friends, Please join me for a virtual, informal conversation about the issues that matter to YOU! Tuesday March 16th 7-8pm.  For this special #TakeoutTuesday edition of Shelly@theDeli, please consider joining me in supporting a local restaurant, grab some takeout...