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Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the fourth week of the 2023 Legislative Session. Bill hearings began in the Senate Finance Committee, so we are now focusing on lots of specific issues in the area of health care, business regulations and more.

I am “dropping” (submitting) several bills that are aimed at addressing critical issues from fighting violent crime, protecting our Constitutional rights and standing up for parental rights. I am also gearing up for the fights next week on anti-2nd Amendment legislation. Thousands of law-abiding gun owners will be coming to Annapolis to make their voice heard.

Additionally, this past Wednesday, Governor Moore gave his first State of the State address in front of both the House of Delegates and Senate of Maryland. I’ll be sharing some reaction to the speech and the issues that were introduced below.

Weekly Video Update from Annapolis - Week 4

You can watch my weekly video update by clicking the picture below.

Ready in the Press – WBAL Radio Interview

On Wednesday, I went on Torrey Snow’s show on WBAL radio. We discussed Governor Moore’s State of the State address. While Governor Moore did talk about some items like cutting taxes for veteran retirees, which of course I support – and we should reduce them for all retirees – the Governor did not address the violent crime that is plaguing our state in any way or commit to solutions. You can listen to the entire interview by clicking here.

Carroll County Residential Yard Waste Drop Off in Woodbine

Carroll County residents have the option to take residential yard waste from their own property to the WeCare Denali site in Woodbine on most Saturdays from 7:45am to 11:45pm. Drop-off is free of charge to Carroll residents. More information about the WeCare Denali Hoods Mill site in Woodbine, and what types of yard waste are acceptable to drop-off can be found by clicking here.

District 5/Carroll County Night in Annapolis – February 20th

Please join us for our Annual District 5 Night in Annapolis. February 20, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Maryland Inn, 16 Church Circle, Annapolis, Maryland. This event is free to the public and will include food and refreshments.

NOTE – while the official title is “District 5 Night” this is really for all Carroll County residents (as well as those who are the Frederick County portion of District 5). Hampstead, Finksburg and parts of the Manchester and Westminster zip codes are now in District 42C but if that’s you – you are still welcome to attend! Senator Chris West and Delegate Josh Stonko who represent District 42C will be in attendance and participating in the event. Please RSVP to [email protected] or 410-841-3683 soon as space is limited.

Senatorial Scholarships Available

If you are or know a high school senior or college student, please consider applying for a Senatorial Scholarship.  For more information or to request an application, email Emily Van Horn at [email protected] and include your full address.  Scholarships will be accepted up to April 15, 2023.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me anytime. My office email is [email protected] and phone number is 410-841-3683. My team and I always do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible. Have a great weekend!