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The Department of Legislative Services publishes issue papers each December that set the stage for the upcoming legislative session. You can read this year's issue papers here.
As chair of the 24-member Montgomery County House Delegation, I pay particular attention to the local legislation--bills affecting only Montgomery County. Such local legislation was subject to an initial public hearing in December in Rockville and will now go to our local committees for consideration. You can see all of the local bills here.
Part of my interim--the time between legislative sessions--was spent serving on a legislatively mandated task force to study the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). Montgomery County has no four year University System of Maryland institution, but it does have USG which offers programs from different schools around the state. You can read the task force report here.
Maryland PIRG gave me a 100% score for my 2019 voting record. You can see what consumer rights and public interest legislation was scored here.
The latest estimates of the state's revenue picture have been released. The estimates show steady to positive news as the revenue projections for the current year and next year have been increased.
The big news out of the Hogan Administration during the past few weeks is the departure of Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn. You can read about his departure here.
On a related note, the Hogan Administration proposed some changes to its I-495/I-270 widening plans the Friday before Thanksgiving and requested a vote by the Board of Public Works on the proposal the following Wednesday. I joined with numerous colleagues to request that the vote be delayed so there would be adequate time for review of the changes. The Administration has delayed the vote as they look for the necessary support from another member of the Board.
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