With the 2022 legislative session now in the rear view mirror, I have been spending a lot of time talking to people about the work we did and what constituents want us to continue to make progress on in the future. If you missed the recent District 16 town hall, you can watch it online by clicking here.
The most comprehensive summary of the legislative session is prepared by the Department of Legislative Services in the 90 Day Report. You can review that document here.
As always, you can keep up with what I am doing by following me at @mkorman on Twitter or by clicking "Like" on Delegate Marc Korman on Facebook.
Since my last email update, I am proud to say that my campaign for re-election has been endorsed by the Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters, SEIU Local 500, and the Montgomery County Career Firefighters. I was also named a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate.
As a reminder, State and Congressional legislative lines have now been finalized. You can search your address here: https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Search/Redistricting
If you would like to support my campaign, you can contribute here: https://www.marckorman.com/contribute.html
The Governor is making his final decisions on legislation. You can see what bills he has already signed by visiting his website (https://governor.maryland.gov/2022-bill-signings/). There is currently one more bill signing scheduled for May 26, 2022.
Of the bills I sponsored, the Governor has signed either the House or Senate version of the following legislation:
For the real wonks out there, the Joint Chairs Report (JCR) accompanies the state budget and summarizes all of the legislative actions on the budget. The JCR is one of our major executive branch oversight tools, as it contains various requested reports from the executive branch. These requested reports help provide the legislative branch information on exec branch operations and ensure the laws are being executed as intended.
Metro has made a few major announcements recently. On the potentially positive side, the Metro board announced that the head of Austin's transit system (CapMetro), Randy Clarke, will be taking over as the new General Manager. You can watch that press conference here.
But that news is over shadowed by Metro's other recent announcement that it has failed to recertify its rail operators, a total failure they announced in a weekend press release.
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