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The 2016 Legislative Session has ended.  There were 2,817 bills introduced in the Maryland General Assembly this year. Of those, 834 bills passed both houses and have now been sent to the Governor for his approval.  I want to continue to keep you updated on news and events going on both in Carroll County and Annapolis. This update contains information on Maryland business and job growth, a link to my 2016 General Assembly wrap-up op-ed in the Carroll County Times, an upcoming Delegation/County Commissioners meeting, a Route 32 survey, events in our area and a traffic alert for the weekend.


General Assembly Session productive for county, state

The 2016 General Assembly Session came to a close at midnight Monday, April 11. I was asked by the Carroll County Times to submit an “Other Voices” piece to summarize the Session’s activities. Click here to read it in its entirety.


2016 U.S. Senate Race - Candidate Spotlight: Kathy Szeliga (Primary Election THIS Tuesday, be sure to Vote)

I'm supporting Kathy Szeliga for U.S. Senate and wanted to share a great article with you about her that just appeared in the Baltimore Sun: “Kathy Szeliga, Republican everywoman, says she brings business experience, blue-collar background.” Click here to read the entire article.


Making Maryland More Business Friendly

In an effort to attract more businesses to the state, Gov. Larry Hogan has established a new task force to market Maryland as a business-friendly state. The Maryland Public-Private Partnership Marketing Corp., known as P3, will work with the state's Department of Commerce to drive branding and marketing efforts to attract businesses, create jobs and grow the state's economy. Fourteen business professionals have been chosen to sit on the committee, and were all confirmed by the Maryland State Senate. Over the past 16 months, our administration has worked hard to boost Maryland’s economy, moving all the way up to first in the nation for job growth in the latest jobs report.


Carroll County Legislative Delegation Meeting with Carroll County Commissioners

There will be a meeting of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners, and the Annapolis Delegation on Tuesday, May 3 at 2 pm at the Mount Airy Town Hall, 110 South Main Street, Mount Airy.


MD 32 Planning Study

The Maryland Department of Transportation is conducting a community survey to include the ideas and recommendations of those who live, work, worship, attend school, shop, and commute on 32 from I-170 to MD 26. To participate in this survey, visit


Leadership Carroll

Leadership Carroll is now accepting applications for the Class of 2017. Leadership Carroll is cosponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Community College. Since its debut in 1990, Leadership Carroll has been the premier leadership development program in Carroll County.  For more information about the program or to apply, click here.


Upcoming Events in Carroll County:

April 28: Drug and Violence Awareness Expo, Carroll Ag Center, 10am-8pm.  Free Admission.

April 29: 47th Annual Flower and Plant Market, Union Mills Homestead, Westminster, 11am-4pm.

May 3: Carroll Composite Squadron/Civil Air Patrol Open House, Hilltop Assembly Hall, 30 North Cranberry Road, Westminster

May 7&8: Reenactment: The Battle of Big Bethel.  Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster.


Road Closure:

April 24, Multiple Sclerosis Walk – for more information on the walk

Intersection of MD 32 and Kate Wagner Road will be partially closed between 9 am and 12 pm.

Northbound MD 32 from Kate Wagner Road to Washington Lane/Westminster High School will be closed to through traffic and motorists are asked to use alternate routes. Traffic along southbound MD 32 will be maintained.

Keeping you informed is a responsibility that I take seriously and always appreciate your interest and feedback on my updates. Please contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.