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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 @ 12:03PM

End of Session Wrap-Up 2017

A few weeks ago, we wrapped up the 2017 Legislative session, my 11th and my first as the Senate Majority Leader. I was honored to have had the opportunity to work with my colleagues to help set our priorities and direction, as well as sponsor or co-sponsor many pieces of…

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Monday, May 1st, 2017 @ 4:45PM

Metro Announces Latest SafeTrack Surges

If you are an avid Metrorail rider like myself, then you may be aware of the recent SafeTrack surges due to construction and repairs. Metrorail is now halfway through with Surge 14 which means that the Greenbelt Metro station is closed and College Park will be serving as the end…

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 @ 4:28PM

Governor’s Budget, Bowie Horse Race Track

Yolanda Vazquez talks with Senator Douglas Peters, District 23 about working with the governor’s budget. Also discussed is the restoration of the Bowie Horse Race Track.

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 @ 1:57AM

Legislative Update #3 – 2017

Dear Neighbor, I am extremely proud to report that on February 23rd, 2017, the Maryland Senate passed two bills to give a more fair judicial process to victims of sexual assault and rape cases. Senate Bills 217 and 349 passed with an overwhelming bipartisan majority and are both great for…

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 @ 1:46AM

Legislative Update #2 – 2017

Dear Neighbor, With more than a third of session already complete, I write to you to give an update on some of the more recent legislative efforts of lawmakers in Annapolis. With 49 days to go, we have already passed some significant pieces of legislation, and will continue to focus…

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Monday, January 30th, 2017 @ 2:38PM

Legislative Update #1: Informing Yourself During Session

It is truly an honor to serve as your State Senator. As a Senator, I vow to remain accountable and accessible to the people I serve. It has always been my belief that the best way to do this is to attend community meetings and events, meet with the leaders…

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