As always, you can always keep up with what I am doing by following me at @mkorman on Twitter or clicking "Like" on Delegate Marc Korman on Facebook.
If you or someone you know lives in District 16 and is pursuing a higher education, don't forget the student can apply for a legislative scholarship. Every year, each Senator and Delegate in the Maryland General Assembly receives legislative scholarship funds through the Maryland Higher Education Commission to award to their constituents.
Visit http://www.marckorman.com/scholarship for more information.
All of the legislation I sponsored during the 2018 session has been acted upon. Pictured is a chart showing the final status.
My last newsletter and end-of-session letter included an error in the reference to the amended Forest Conservation Act. The legislation did not pass during the 2018 legislative session.
I am often asked what people can do to support my campaign for re-election besides knock on voters' doors. We are looking for volunteers to help with a large mailing we are doing. If you are interested in helping to address, fold, seal, and/or stamp a large mailing please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
My re-election is running streaming audio ads. If you do not want to wait until your Pandora or Spotify listening is interrupted, you can listen to the ads here:
I have been endorsed by a number of organizations since my last email newsletter including NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC; LGBTQ Democrats of Montgomery County; Montgomery County Public School Retirees Association; Montgomery County National Organization for Women (NOW); Volunteer Fire, Rescue & EMS workers; Latino Democratic Club of Montgomery County; Maryland and DC AFL-CIO; SEIU 1199; Our Revolution; Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats of Maryland; and the Green Democrats. I was also named a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate of Distinction. You can see all the organizational endorsements of my campaign at http://www.marckorman.com/endorsements
In 2017, the Maryland Department of Transportation issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding expanding I-495 and I-270. Responses were submitted by 27 firms providing general information about the project. Some of the takeaways from the submission are that many vendors found a single Public Private Partnership (P3) for both roads to be too large, tolls alone many not be able to fund the mega project(s), and significant environmental review should occur prior to the next stage of private bidding. Some of the responses also discussed the need for tunnels, depressed lanes, or vertical construction to accommodate geometric limitations.
The I-495/I-270 P3 is a significant proposal for our region that must be closely monitored as it continues forward. You can read the replies here: http://www.roads.maryland.gov/Index.aspx?PageId=868
Once the legislature adjourns, the Governor has the opportunity to decide whether or not to sign, veto, or allow legislation to become law without his signature. You can see what bills the Governor signed here:http://governor.maryland.gov/2018-bill-signings-2/ For the past three years, the legislature could override vetoes made by the Governor at the next legislative session. But bills vetoed in 2018 are not subject to override in 2019.
Congratulations to District 16's Ambassador Richard Schifter is being honored by B'nai B'rith International. He won the Distinguished Humanitarian Award.
If you know of a District 16 resident who merits recognition or condolences or an upcoming event, please email email@example.com.
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