When the House of Delegates started the session, it was clear that in getting back to some semblance of normalcy and adjusting to this new normal, there would be a vast and widespread need for support. Fortunately, federal assistance and wise decision-making left Maryland with a surplus that allowed the General Assembly to direct additional resources to help Marylanders who needed it most.
Getting Marylanders back to work
Investing in our students and in education
Putting a greater focus on mental and behavioral health
Ensuring safer communities
Creating a clean, sustainable environment
Protecting your private information in a growing virtual world
I want to commend our hard-working members – particularly our committee chairs and others in leadership – for using this session to think outside the box and come up with meaningful legislation to solve pressing issues. I can’t overstate how proud I am of what we accomplished this session to benefit Marylanders across the state.
Once again, this week I joined Senate President Ferguson and Governor Hogan for another round of bill signings. The103 bills that were signed into law demonstrates the General Assembly’s commitment to rebuilding the foundation of our economy and working for Maryland’s families.
LEADERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION RECEPTION
I was honored to attend the Leaders in Higher Education Reception that honored the legacy and retirement of UMBC’s President Freeman Hrabowski. I cannot understate the vast contributions Dr. Hrabowski has contributed to UMBC. Through Dr. Hrabowski’s 30 years of leadership, he has transformed UMBC to an innovative, world renowned institution of higher learning.
SECURITY SQUARE MALL REVITALZATION
This week, I joined Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Council Chairman Julian Jones as we announced an historic $20 million investment for the revitalization of Security Square Mall. After years of underinvestment and neglect, this renewed investment will ensure full community engagement to rethink and reimagine the possibilities for the redevelopment of the mall to be a thriving community hub and ensuring it remains a jewel for the community and Baltimore County.
County Executive Olszewski and I are committed to ensuring that economic growth continues to happen in the West Baltimore Woodlawn community.
DISTRICT 10 LEGISLATIVE SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship deadline approaching!
The District 10 Legislative Scholarship is currently available to students living in District 10. Eligible high school, undergraduate, and graduate students can receive at least $200 to use to help further their education. Unofficial transcripts will NOT be accepted this year. Applications need to be returned by mail only. Applications must be postmarked by May 2nd, 2022. For questions about the scholarship or application process, email Alonza.Williams@mlis.state.md.us. Students living outside of District 10 should contact their State Delegate about scholarship awards. Click HERE to download the application.
COVID VACCINE DISTRIBUTION
COVID-19 rapid home test kits for Baltimore County residents are distributed at Baltimore County Public Libraries as they become available.
The Baltimore County Department of Health is providing in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound county residents. If you would like to schedule an in-home vaccination appointment or have questions about this service, send an email to email@example.com.
2022 GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY ELECTION
Time is flying and the 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election is around the corner. July 19th is the date for the Gubernatorial Primary Election.
The deadline to register to vote or update voter registration information is June 28.
Early voting is available.
Early voting takes place Thursday, July 7, 2022, through Thursday, July 14, 2022. Early voting centers will be open from 7 am to 8 pm. The Board of Elections website provides more information about early voting. To vote in person on election days, vote at your assigned polling place.