I hope everyone had a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.
If you’d like to help our neighbors in Ellicott City who were impacted with this weekend’s severe storms, please consider the following opportunities to help:
• To contribute to rebuilding businesses in Old Ellicott City, check out http://visitoldellicottcity.com/ec-partnership/donate/
• To give to the Howard County Community Relief fund, check out https://cfhoco.org/…/05/howard-county-community-relief-fund/
• To volunteer in Howard County as part of their disaster recovery efforts, check out https://www.howardcountymd.gov/disasterrecoveryvolunteer
nking water, flashlights, or a place to stay.
I ran four years ago because I knew that Baltimore City needed strong champions advocating for our families and communities at the state level. We face huge challenges in Baltimore, but we’ve also made important progress over the past four years. My latest mail piece hits mailboxes this weekend and highlights some of the policies I’ve enacted and championed during my first term.
On this cloudy Mother’s Day, I felt fortunate to be able to spend a couple hours doorknocking with my 5-year-old son, Teddy, in our neighborhood. We had fun knocking on doors, talking to our neighbors, and Teddy was a good sport when I showed him how to shake someone’s hand.
I take being a State Delegate very seriously because I see how fast Teddy and his baby sister Eliza are growing up and I know our kids don’t have a minute to spare – every policy I push, every bill I sponsor, every community I work with – it is all to make sure that our kids have the chance to fulfill their potential.
Spring has finally made its way to Baltimore – just in time for doorknocking everyday! If you live in District 46, keep an eye out for me and other members of Team 46 as we continue to knock on doors and talk to constituents! And – mark your calendars now for my Picnic on Sunday, June 3rd –
2018 End of Session Report
After a demanding 90 days, the General Assembly’s 2018 legislative session has ended. From January 10th – April 9th, the General Assembly met to debate and pass bills that affect residents across the State, including the FY19 operating and capital budgets. In addition to my work on our state budget, I championed causes to support our public schools, create more reliable public transit, protect our environment, support working families, and increase public safety. I am so pleased to share this final report of this term with you. To read more about my work, please sign up for my email updates and visit my blog at www.brookelierman.com, or email or call me.
To download this End of Session Report in a PDF format, click here.
The weeks and weekends are packed these days! It was a beautiful weekend in Baltimore (although we did get about 10 minutes of snow on Sunday), and I was thrilled to join my colleagues, thousands of Baltimoreans, and many great student speakers at the March for Our Lives in Baltimore on Saturday. We are less than 2 weeks away from the end of session on April 9 and every day is more full of hearings, voting, and floor speeches than the last. Yesterday we passed the FY19 operating budget of the State of Maryland, and I’m going to share a few highlights of that below, as well as an update on some gun and gun violence prevention bills working their way through the Assembly.
Friends & Neighbors:
We are springing forward into the final stretch of session – this comingMonday, March 19, is the “crossover” deadline. Any bill introduced in the House must be passed out of the House by midnight on March 19 to be guaranteed a hearing in the Senate. So this is make-or-break week for many bills!