2018 Annapolis Dispatch #6: FY19 Budget

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.

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2018 Annapolis Dispatch #5: Moving Bills

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!

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2018 Annapolis Dispatch 4: Town Hall

Friends & Neighbors:


It was great to see so many people for our 4th Annual Town Hall this past Saturday! If you missed it, check out my Facebook page – we did a live stream of it and you can go back and watch the video anytime: www.facebook.com/brookeliermanfordelegate. District 46 residents came to learn and ask questions, and I enjoyed meeting some new constituents!

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2018 Annapolis Dispatch 2: Budgets & Briefings

Friends & Neighbors:

We are off and away!  Session is already moving at a rapid rate – I had a hard time deciding what to keep in this newsletter without making it too long… hope you enjoy the highlights below! Please remember that I love hearing from you – just email me at brooke.lierman@house.state.md.us or call 410-841-3319.

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2018 Annapolis Dispatch | Back in Session

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friends & Neighbors:

The 2018 General Assembly has begun! On Wednesday, January 10, the House and Senate convened to start the 438th legislative session. It is the final session of my first term in office, and I will continue to serve as a member of the Appropriations Committee. As I have done in the past three session, I’ll send out an email every other week with an update about what is going on in Annapolis. (more…)

2018: A Hopeful New Year

January 1, 2018

Friends & Neighbors:

Another year ends, and a new one begins. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season, and are looking forward to a peaceful, healthy, and happy 2018.

Although I ran to be a State Delegate and represent District 46 in the General Assembly, being an elected official representing Baltimore City is about much more than passing bills in Annapolis — it also involves being a problem-solver and advocate for my constituents and institutions.  The past year was a challenging one for our City (and country), and it was that much more important that we have active elected officials doing all we can to promote the interests of the people of Baltimore City residents.

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Gov Hogan: Work with Baltimore to Stop the Violence

Last week alone we lost 5 people to homicides in Baltimore City, including two constituents – Dashon Griffin and Alexander Wroblewski – as well as a police officer, an 18-year veteran of the force dedicated to keeping every neighborhood in Baltimore safe for families and residents. These deaths are tragic and this violence is unacceptable. It has continued for far too long, and we are calling on our state’s executive to take actions to help curb the tide of violence that is engulfing so many neighborhoods around Baltimore. It’s easy to succumb to grief and anger in moments like these, but we refuse. (more…)

Introducing Our Daughter

Eben, Teddy, and I️ are excited to introduce you to Elizabeth Jane! The newest member of our family arrived on Nov 9 (two weeks early) and is healthy and thriving. Thank you to all my colleagues (at work, in the Legislature, and on Team46), family, and friends for their support – these past few days and in the coming months! Thanks also to the great team at Mercy Hospital – including my doctor, a D46 resident! Looking at someone so tiny reminds me of all the work we have to do to make this a better City and state (and world!) for our kids to inherit. Thank you to all of you for all you do every day to make this world a better place for our daughters and sons to grow up in.