This week we have been joined by Joy London, a senior at Whitman High School. If you or a student you know is interested in the Page program, more information can be found here.
As a reminder, state legislators can also award scholarship funds to students pursuing higher education opportunities in Maryland. More information about my office's scholarship program is on my website.
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Since my last update, I have filed two ambitious pieces of legislation.
I am proud to support a legislative agenda rolled out by the General Assembly leadership to try and address the impact of Donald Trump on the state:
Last week, Governor Hogan came to the House chamber to deliver the State of the State address. It is always exciting to be in the chamber packed with both the House and the Senate, the Governor's Cabinet, local leaders, statewide officials such as Attorney General Frosh and Treasurer Kopp (two former District 16 legislators!) and former officials such as former Governors Glendening and Hughes. You can read the Governor's remarks on his website.
Many of us were surprised that Governor Hogan made no mention of recent events at the federal level, from healthcare to immigration. These events will impact Maryland and many other governors—including Republicans—have been speaking up on them.
Interested legislators have continued to meet as the WMATA-Metro Work Group in Annapolis this session. Thus far, the group has heard from Malcolm Augustine, who sits on the Metro Board of Directors as an alternate from Prince George's County, and the Maryland Department of Transportation regarding the new independent rail safety oversight commission for Metro the federal government has mandated. You can see the full schedule of meetings here.
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