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Last year, I was part of an effort to have our state pension fund analyze their holdings and practices and review how it was handling risk from climate change. The pension's chief investment officer submitted a short report and a hearing was held. Now, the University of Maryland School of Public Policy has released an important report demonstrating that the pension fund can and should do much more. Action can be taken not only to work to mitigate climate change, but also so that the pension fund's investment portfolio is not at risk from climate change:
I plan to introduce legislation incorporating many of the ideas in the report.
October 1 is the annual effective date for many Maryland laws. You can read a list of laws that just took effect this past October 1 by visiting here.
Governor Hogan recently made a big splash with an announcement regarding road expansion on I-295, I-495, and I-270. Although readers of this newsletter know of my commitment to public transit, there is no question that our roads also require investment and care. I have a number of questions about the Governor's proposal, its environmental impact, the cost, how a public private partnership would be structured, the advisability of some of the highway expansion, the feasibility regarding portions of the road expansion, what would be done about the American Legion Bridge, and what transit components can accompany such significant road investments, to name just a few. Thus far, there is little information available and significant discussion of these issues will take place over the next few months--and perhaps even years. It is an important conversation and I appreciate that there is focus being brought to traffic in our region.
Here are two great ways to help my election campaign this fall:
Saturday, October 21, 9:45am: Come march in the Potomac Day Parade at Potomac Village. This is a short, easy route and a good one to bring kids or babies to. Afterwards there is a small street fair with games and food for you to enjoy.
Saturday, November 18, 11:00am: Come knock on the doors of voters in District 16 and let them know some of the work I have been doing. Even if you have never canvassed before, this is a great way to meet nice people and get some exercise.
If you would like to assist with any of these activities, email email@example.com.
If you know of a District 16 resident who merits recognition or condolences or an upcoming event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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