Updates from Shelly

April News

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...

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Crossover Update!

Dear Friends,   It's a very busy time of year in the General Assembly! Yesterday, we passed "crossover," the date by which a bill must pass one house in order to be guaranteed a hearing in the other. Please scroll down to read about my bills that survived crossover...

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Session Update

Dear Friends, It's been almost two years since the General Assembly has had in-person committee hearings. Tuesday, with three of my bill hearings on the schedule, I had the opportunity to present them in committee rooms before colleagues and with witnesses by my side....

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Bill Hearings Begin!

Dear Friends, We've just completed the second full week of session and committee work has picked up as bills are introduced and scheduled for hearings. In my newsletters I'll highlight some of the bills I'm introducing and provide links below where you can follow...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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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 an added...

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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...

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