It is an absolute honor to represent Maryland’s District 30a in the legislature. I am so proud of what we have accomplished over the past two years. I am humbled to have been entrusted by my colleagues to take a more active leadership role, including leading the floor debate on a dozen bills, named as the Chair of the Education Subcommittee for the Anne Arundel County Delegation, and recently elected to the executive committee of the Maryland Women’s Caucus.
I treasure serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee where I’ve had the opportunity to work on so many critical issues. Our committee was assigned more bills than any other committee; from legislation to cut taxes and provide relief for Maryland families, to supporting our teachers, students, and parents through education policies, securing our elections, and ensuring elected officials are held accountable for campaign finance violations. I want to thank my fellow committee members, from both sides of the aisle, who I have worked with to pass well-informed, sound legislation that serves the needs of Marylanders.
Since my appointment, I was determined to pass legislation that would address the rise in crime we have seen in our communities. Over the past two years, I voted for several measures that would not only address crime, but also the root causes of crime. I voted to help get “ghost guns” off our streets and to invest in behavioral health and public safety.
In total I sponsored thirteen bills, eight of which I’m proud to say passed the House, all with bipartisan support and some unanimously. I help passed the largest tax cut package in state history that will provide $2 billion dollars of tax relief for retirees, Maryland families, and small businesses, which Governor Hogan hailed as, the “best session yet” of his eight years in office. As part of this historic tax relief the House introduced “Family Budget Boosters,” a package of six bills that brought targeted tax relief for families. I was the sponsor of two of the bills included in this package and co-sponsor on the other four. This package of bills will save Marylanders $300 million over the next five years.
You can read more in my 2022 End Of Session Letter
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