Shelly in the News

Sine Die 2023

Dear Friends, It has been a very busy 90-day legislative session and I’m very proud of our achievements in this first year of our four-year cycle. We welcomed a brand-new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller, and I was sworn into my first...

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Dear Friends, We recently passed the halfway mark for the 90 day legislative session and we are in the thick of committee work. Floor sessions are becoming longer as more bills are reported out of committee for our consideration, but we've been warned that many worthy...

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February News

Dear Friends, We began this week with another well-attended Shelly@thedeli in Owings Mills, co-hosted with Delegate Cheryl Pasteur and had a great Q&A about all-things-Annapolis. We thought this week would provide a bit of a respite, after last week's whirlwind...

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Bill Hearings Begin!

When I describe the pace of the 90 day session, I divide it into thirds: the first part is spent getting bills drafted and ironing out initial kinks; the second third is focused on hearings and trying to find consensus; and the final third is focused on keeping bills...

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Session Kicks Off

Dear Friends, On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal holiday, let us commit ourselves to remembering the words and deeds of this great leader who worked tirelessly to bridge breaches between communities. Dr. King saw the connectedness of humanity and sought, in a...

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Time to Make Maryland a National Leader in Service

SHELLY HETTLEMAN AND SANDY ROSENBERG GUEST COMMENTARY FOR MARYLAND MATTERS MARCH 31, 2022 Hettleman represents Baltimore County’s District 11 in the Maryland Senate. Rosenberg represents Baltimore City’s District 41 in the House of Delegates. Both are Democrats....

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Compassionate Release from Prison: A Moral Imperative

BY SHELLY HETTLEMAN AND VIVIAN PENDA FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN Jan 26, 2022, at 11:34 am Capital punishment was abolished in Maryland as a failed and immoral policy in 2013 because it was ineffectual in deterring crime, could not be administered without racial bias, and...

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Baltimore County Library Staff Votes to Form Union

By TAYLOR DEVILLE BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA | JAN 7, 2022 at 8:40 AM A majority of Baltimore County Public Library employees have voted to unionize and join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The election tees up employees’ collective...

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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 constituents,...

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