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...

Reform & Responsiveness

Click here for the newsletter! Dear Friends, The past few days provide evidence that spring may be coming. It’s hard to believe, but earlier this week, we passed the halfway mark of our challenging 90-day legislative session. The Judicial Proceedings Committee has...

Relief & Updates

Click here for the newsletter! Dear Friends, We are in the thick of session where I zoom into committee hearings, participate in in-person committee voting sessions, and vote on bills from my desk on the Senate floor. In between, I’m on the phone with...