The Capital Budget
If you have ever wondered what the House of Delegates is voting on, you can see our daily floor agenda here. The floor agenda is organized by "reports" from committees and other "calendars." Each bill is "read" on the House floor three times: First, when it is introduced and assigned to committee. Second, when it is reported out of committee (this is called second reader) and available for discussion or amendment. Third, when it is considered for final passage (this is called third reader). On the same page, you can see links to the Senate agenda as well as proceedings in both chambers from prior days.
Bills and Budget
The past week in Annapolis has been incredibly busy. On Monday, we reached the "cross-over" deadline I mentioned last week (the deadline by which bills need to pass one chamber to be heard in the other). We are also on the verge of passing a bipartisan budget, an issue of particular importance to me as a member of the Appropriations Committee. Because the Senate has already unanimously passed the operating budget, the legislation will soon go to a "conference committee" of the two chambers.
The "Cross-Over" Deadline Approaches
Shortly before I finalized this email, Metro made the announcement that it was suspending rail serve for 29 hours for a safety check. Here was my immediate response
Interacting with State Agencies
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