Today, Team 46 released an update on the progress of the negotiations with the developer of Cross Street Market and other stakeholders. See the update here.
Last week was a big week for Team Lierman: while the City weathered the brief snow storm, the House of Delegates voted on (and passed!) five of my bills. District support has been key, so I didn’t want to wait for the newsletter to share the wonderful update and thank all of you and all the advocates who have helped us advance this far. These bills still need to pass the Senate – but even getting out the House before the crossover deadline on Monday is a huge first step.
The General Assembly doesn’t stop for the snow, and on Tuesday the House voted in favor of my bill to ensure Legal Aid staff at District Court self-help centers continue to have health insurance coverage. HB 991 passed with overwhelming and bipartisan support (138-2).
March 17, 2017
March 12, 2017
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Art classes offer much more to students than simply the ability to draw or paint. During the rally for school funding in Annapolis, Maryland’s State Teacher of the Year - an art teacher from Baltimore City - explained the life skills and learning capacity that are developed in her art classes. She said that she gives students a toolkit to succeed not only in art class, but also in life.
February 27, 2017
Friends & Neighbors:
We are officially halfway through the 2017 session! Last week was a great week of action in Annapolis: starting with the Women’s Rally in Annapolis on Monday night highlighting a variety of legislation concerning women and family issues, and then great rallies for the Keep the Door Open Act (supporting mental health services) and a huge one on Thursday night in support of Baltimore City Public Schools! It was an exciting week and great to see so many Marylanders come out to show support for bills and issues they care about.
The last two weeks have been filled with bills, the budget, and Baltimore issues!
Team 46 Statement on the Baltimore City Public Schools Funding Gap
Over the past few weeks, we have received many heartfelt letters and emails from constituents who are deeply concerned about the funding crisis that Baltimore City Public Schools is facing. We appreciate the time and effort you and others have taken to advocate on behalf of our public schools and our children - it is so important that you make your voices heard. In our shared opinion, there is no more important City issue facing us during the 2017 General Assembly Session than effectively handling this funding challenge.
Today we hosted our third annual Team 46 Annual Town Hall! We use this time to update residents on what is happening in Annapolis. We discussed the budget and its implications for Baltimore, school funding, the Affordable Care Act and why it matters to Maryland, and each discussed a few of our own policy proposals. This year was our largest one yet - over 200 people came to Harbor Hospital to learn and ask questions! See the PDF here for all the slides we used during the presentation.
Statement Against the President’s Executive Order Banning Refugees
President Donald Trump’s executive order to suspend entry of all refugees to the United States from seven Muslim countries rejects the fundamental American values on which our nation was founded. Thousands of suffering children, women, and men, fleeing war torn countries, are vetted by multiple U.S. government agencies over many months seek peace in our country and our state. We condemn this executive order and the ensuing entry denial at American airports in the strongest of terms.