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Friday, August 7th, 2015 @ 5:25PM

National Night Out 2015

This past Tuesday, I had the opportunity to spend time at six different National Night Out events held within the 23rd State Senate District. At every event, I encountered tremendous neighborhood unity and a spirit of cooperation with the citizens and our public safety officials.I have attached pictures of each event…

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Monday, May 25th, 2015 @ 10:54PM

Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Dear Neighbor, This Monday, on Memorial Day, we commemorate and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms and the way of life that we hold so dear. It is a time to pause and consider the debt we owe our country’s veterans,…

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Friday, April 24th, 2015 @ 2:07PM

Summary of What Happened at Maryland’s 2015 General Assembly

Dear Neighbor, Last week the Maryland General Assembly – my 9th as your State Senator – came to a close. During those 90 days we passed a bipartisan budget and approximately 600 pieces of legislation. Below, I would like to highlight some of what we accomplished. Our schools are considered…

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Monday, April 6th, 2015 @ 6:02PM

Legislative Session Update 8: Tax Hints

Dear Neighbor, With April 15th just around the corner, I wanted to provide some helpful tips for filing your federal and state tax return. Filing Electronically- The state and federal government provide options to file online instead of mailing your forms back. It is easy to use and the fastest…

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Friday, March 27th, 2015 @ 3:40PM

The 2016 Budget is Unanimously Approved for Maryland

This week the Maryland Senate debated and unanimously passed a bipartisan version of the 2016 Budget. The budget will now go to a conference committee between the House and the Senate to work out the minor differences between the two versions before final passage. The version of the budget that…

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Monday, March 16th, 2015 @ 12:24PM

Legislative Update #6: Getting Smart on Crime in Maryland

Dear Neighbor, It’s easy for politicians to say that they are tough on crime – it’s harder to say that they are smart with crime and criminal justice. This year the Maryland General Assembly is considering a variety of bills taking a smarter, bipartisan approach to public safety. These bills…

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