Friends & Neighbors,
This message brings warm greetings on a cold day! The approach of the holidays means that the annual General Assembly session is not far away, and I am now preparing for my third session - the time has gone so quickly.
DELEGATE BROOKE LIERMAN’S REACTION TO GOVERNOR HOGAN’S PRESS CONFERENCE
The facts about the Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act of 2016
(BALTIMORE) – Last year, following the example set when Virginia passed a bipartisan transportation scoring bill, Maryland updated its transportation spending process to ensure transparency in how the state spends its capital money. HB 1013, the Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act of 2016, was drafted to provide maximum leeway to the Governor and Secretary of Transportation, while also ensuring that capacity-building projects that cost over $5 million would receive a score to demonstrate to taxpayers what transportation goals they met.
From the offices of
Senator Bill Ferguson
Delegate Luke Clippinger
Delegate Brooke Lierman
December 5, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Team 46 - Senator Bill Ferguson, Delegate Luke Clippinger, and Delegate Brooke Lierman - Endorses Robbyn Lewis, Community Leader & Health Policy Specialist, to Replace Delegate Pete Hammen
Happy Thanksgiving to you, wherever you may be! It has been a long and difficult month for many people, and today marks a time that we can take a moment to share our gratitude for one another and reflect on our shared history.
Happy fall! Today marks TWO weeks until Election Day! I have been keepin very busy since I last wrote to you -- including campaigning for our federal Democratic nominees! Please read below to see how to get involved in these final days of the campaign season, read about what I have been up to, and remember you can always reach me with constituent concerns by contacting me.
I'm pleased to introduce my current staff: Michele Lambert & Jonathan Yoe.
After months of uncertainty, I am pleased that today, Mayor Rawlings-Blake announced that the Charm City Circulator will remain intact. The Charm City Circulator offers an important transit option for people around District 46, and represents what reliable, clean, and safe public transit looks like in Baltimore. We must work together to ensure that the Charm City Circulator remains an option for Baltimore residents, and I will continue to work with my state and City colleagues - as well as community members - to identify funding opportunities to keep the Circulator on the road.
See the Mayor's statement below:
On August 31, the Governor stood with the Comptroller and announced that beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, no school would be able to start prior to Labor Day, and all schools must end by June 15. I disagree strongly with this action, and believe it is moving away from where we should be going - year-round school. Not only will this action not help our state – it will hurt our most vulnerable families and create additional barriers to success for many working parents. In fact, so few school districts think it's a good idea that only one school district in the entire state does it right now - Worcester County, where Ocean City is located. And, in other nearby areas like D.C., public schools are moving to year-round schedules.
I hope you'll join me at a fundraising breakfast on October 14 at Teavolve on Aliceanna Street!
Details can be found below or HERE.
Join Appropriations Chair Maggie McIntosh and Vice Chair Tawanna Gaines and women from around Baltimore at a
Women's Breakfast with Brooke Lierman
October 14, 2016
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
1401 Aliceanna Street 21231