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I continue to serve on the Workgroup on the Assessment and Funding of School Facilities, a significant issue for Montgomery County where school construction remains a key priority. You can see the materials from--and watch--the first 2021 meeting of the work group here.
Legislation passed during the 2021 legislative session continues to become effective, with the most recent effective date on July 1. If you are curious about the effective date of a specific law, you can see a complete list here.
Last month, I wrote about Governor Hogan's announcement that he would end the state's participation in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program months before its conclusion. For some, this seemed like a simple way to encourage people to look for work. But for many, this was a premature reduction--or in the case of gig workers and independent contractors, entire elimination--of an economic lifeline. The Governor was taken to court and repeatedly lost. I joined many of my colleagues in the House of Delegates in calling on the Governor to cease his premature cancellation of the program. After a court issued an injunction preventing the state from withdrawing from the program, Governor Hogan finally gave up his effort.
The Governor's proposed private toll road widening project is expected to go before the Board of Public Works this summer for approval of a "pre-development agreement." The State Treasurer recently submitted a report on the agreement which you can review here. The subcommittee I chair also held a hearing on the proposed agreement, which you can watch here. Both the Treasurer's Report and legislative hearing were part of the 30 day review provided for under the state's public private partnership law.
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