Thank You and Monthly Update
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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.
I recently wrote a guest blog post for the Seventh State blog about former Planning Board Chairman Royce Hanson's book, Suburb. You can read my review of this vital work on Montgomery County land use here.
During the legislative session, we passed a change to the process by which the Attorney General can file suits against the federal government. Attorney General Frosh has filed a new suit, in concert with the Washington, DC Attorney General, against President Trump alleging violations of the Constitution's Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clause. You can learn more about it here.
The Governor has now taken action on all bills passed by the General Assembly. A list of bills the Governor has vetoed can be found here. Bills are either vetoed on policy grounds--the Governor does not like them--or because the bills are duplicative of others bills that passed. For example, the Governor vetoed my legislation on leap day, leave day for state employees (HB 324) but signed the identical Senate version of the bill (SB 580).
Maryland has a a renters tax credit for low income seniors. Click here to learn more about your eligibility and how to apply.
In response to a request from Maryland legislators, the State Highway Administration has submitted the linked report regarding how to improve coordination between road work and utility work. A major complaint of many constituents is that it constantly seems like road work is done and then the road is dug back up a short-time later for something unrelated.
The report is a bit too self-congratulatory about the work the State Highway Administration is doing, but does offer a few suggestions. Coordination is complicated by the fact that many of the players are private companies. Even the government entities have difficulty coordinating. We have a situation in District 16 where River Road work was just completed by one party and now the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has had to go back in because they just budgeted for an important capital project.
Anything that can be done to increase coordination and improve the situation for constituents on state roads would be welcome. I believe the County publishes a list to try and coordinate on County roads already.
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