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Last week, I was selected as Chair of the Montgomery County Delegation by the 24 Delegates that make up Montgomery County's representation in the House of Delegates. The Delegation's primary work is to address local legislation that only affects Montgomery County. You can view the local bills proposed for the 2019 session here. But the Delegation Chair also has the opportunity to help advance a broader agenda for Montgomery County in Annapolis to ensure our priorities are heard and addressed. The Delegation Vice Chair is Delegate Al Carr from District 18.
We also have a County Democratic Caucus that will continue to be chaired by my seatmate, Delegate Ariana Kelly. Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins from District 20 will serve as her Vice Chair.
I had the rare opportunity to be interviewed by The Economist last month, not the usual publication I am quoted in. You can read the article here.
I also recently participated in another media opportunity that is a little off my beaten path. Local podcast Movie Nightcap invited me on to discuss political movies to coincide with the election. You can listen to the podcast here.
There is a lot of discussion about the Kirwan Commission, a panel looking at our state public education programs, and the changes it will propose to funding formulas. The Department of Legislative Services recently released a primer on how education funds are allocated today which you can read here.
As explained in the primer, there are a number of state programs but the largest is the foundation program, which ensures a base level of funding per student but is adjusted for equity among the counties and weighted for issues such as English as a second language learners, special education students, and impoverished students. Read more by clicking the primer.
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