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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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Baltimore County Librarians Seek to Unionize

By TAYLOR DEVILLE BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA | JAN 12, 2021 AT 5:30 AM Citing a lack of transparency and communication from Baltimore County Public Library leadership and seeking health care benefits for almost half the library system’s workforce, library employees are...

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Proposed Maryland Legislation Expands Hate Crime Law

By:  Capital News Service Kimberly SeifFebruary 3, 2021 COLLEGE PARK — Judges will be allowed to require people charged with hate crimes to complete anti-bias education programs if a bill to expand the current Maryland hate crime law is passed. Sen. Shelly Hettleman,...

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Want to Reduce Overdoses? Give People a Safe Place to Do Drugs

By BALTIMORE SUN EDITORIAL BOARD BALTIMORE SUN | JAN 29, 2021 AT 11:16 AM Dr. Bethany DiPaula, a pharmacist with the Howard County Health Department, demonstrates how to put together a syringe of Naloxone which can reverse and overdose, at an opiate overdose response...

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Detention Fees Unfairly Burden Poor People

Detention fees unfairly burden poor people | COMMENTARY By DOUG COLBERT and COLIN STARGER FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN | JAN 29, 2021 AT 6:24 AM Irvin Haygood looks through receipts that he paid at his Dundalk apartment as he fights to regain his life with the weight of...

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Vaccine Town Hall

Dear Friends, One of my goals this session is to stay accessible and engaged with my constituents despite the restrictions on in person activities. I hope to see you at one or both upcoming virtual events. Just click the links below to register: Shelly@ the Deli on...

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Session Begins!

Dear Friends, The 442nd Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly began yesterday. I am proud to serve in the Maryland Senate representing the residents of District 11. The ongoing public health crisis ensures that this session will be unlike any other. The...

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9 Days…

It is my privilege to have the opportunity to serve in the Maryland State Senate. I want to continue being a strong voice in Annapolis for the citizens of the 11th district – for fairness and transparency – for women, men, older adults, children, and families. Thank...

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