The 2018 Legislative Session

April 29, 2018

Dear Neighbor, I write to you from Annapolis, following the close of the 2018 Legislative Session, to let you know of some of the progress we made this year. The PRIME Act of 2018 being signed into law at Strathmore on April 25th. This law would offer incentives to Amazon should they establish their second […] View page

Hogan’s soft line on fossil fuels

March 31, 2018

Governor Larry Hogan signed the fracking ban into law in Maryland but is inexplicably allowing a fracked gas pipeline right under the Potomac river through unstable, porous rock. This is our drinking water. The Maryland Department of the Environment under Ben Grumbles has shirked its responsibility to protect Marylanders by waiving its right to perform a […] View page

Clean Energy Legislation in Maryland: What’s the difference?

February 28, 2018

Many people have asked me what the difference is between the 100% Clean Renewable Energy & Equity Act (HB 878), which I am sponsoring, and the Clean Energy Jobs Act (HB 1453). On the surface, my bill (HB 878) would get Maryland to 100% clean, renewable electricity by 2035, while HB 1453 seeks to get Maryland [...] View page

2018 General Assembly Session: Week 5

February 22, 2018

I was out with pneumonia for the latter part of this week (yuck!), but that didn’t stop things from happening! Thankfully I have an excellent legislative aide, Sean Mullin, who testified for me on a very important bill; and a great delegation vice-chair, Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, who handled a busy Montgomery County delegation meeting for [...] View page

2018 General Assembly Session: Week 4

February 8, 2018

Last week the Governor delivered his State of the State address, Montgomery County fought to win the Amazon HQ2 bid, the Dems proposed a lockbox on education funding from gambling, and much more! With Senator Nancy King and Gigi Godwin at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Reception Monday I spoke in favor of Montgomery [...] View page

2018 General Assembly Session: Week 3

January 26, 2018

A lot happened this week, including bill hearings, a rally to protect our air, discussion of the plan to bring Amazon’s HQ2 to Montgomery County, and much more! Monday The Montgomery County Democratic Caucus met with County Executive Ike Leggett to discuss our proposal to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to Montgomery County. There will likely [...] View page

2018 Maryland General Assembly Session: Week 2

January 16, 2018

Another busy week in the Maryland General Assembly! Over the weekend there was a great piece on my 100% clean, renewable electricity bill. It’s worth watching if you’re interested in why getting to 100% as soon as possible is so important. We need 100% clean, renewable energy now. This video report by @dharnanoor of @TheRealNews [...] View page

The Maryland General Assembly is Back in Session!

January 12, 2018

The Maryland General Assembly got off to a busy start on Wednesday, reelecting Mike Busch as Speaker and preparing for a heavy workload brought on by a Trump administration that has proven disastrous to Maryland in myriad ways. The House has already overridden two of the Governor’s vetoes, more on that below, but that’s just [...] View page