In addition to my work reviewing budget priorities and items as a member of the Appropriations Committee, I am also sponsoring a number of important legislative initiatives this session. Below are some of the items I am working on… if you have questions, please contact my office at email@example.com!
I hope you and your family stayed safe and warm during the snow, and that you were able to get out to work as needed! If your street remains unplowed or public throughways are not clear, please contact either 311 or my office at 410-841-3319 so we can help ensure your street is cleared.
The last time I emailed, we were just about to vote to override several vetoes by the Governor. At this time, the House has voted to override all six of the Governor’s vetoes, and the Senate has voted to override 5 of 6 - with one vote left to take.
Friends & Neighbors:
This is the first of the bi-weekly updates that I will send out and post on my website regarding the 2016 General Assembly Session. The 2016 Session has started off strong! Leaders have informed us that there have been a record-level of bills requested for drafting, meaning we may have some very long days in hearings and on the floor voting. (This is a picture of me and my friends and fellow Baltimore legislators, Cory McCray and Antonio Hayes).
Another year has ended, and a new one has begun. Today we are one week away from the start of my second session in the General Assembly. Last year was certainly a milestone year for me and my family, as I was sworn in as a State Delegate in January, appointed to the Appropriations Committee, and worked to effectively represent District 46.
Every year I have so much to be thankful for, and this year is no exception. This time last year I was just starting to get used to the fact that I had won an election - and now I’m wrapping up an exciting and whirlwind year, while preparing for my second session in Annapolis. I wouldn’t be here without your support or the support of my family. I am grateful every day to have the opportunity to serve our City and State and work as an ally with the many wonderful people and organizations dedicated to building a better Baltimore and a better Maryland. Together with Eben and Teddy, I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving.
Below are a few items I am happy to be able to share with you --
Join Speaker Mike Busch and Attorney General Brian Frosh for an
Election Anniversary Celebration
in honor of
Delegate Brooke Lierman
Tuesday, November 3
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
SoBo Cafe: 6 W. Cross Street 21230
- Sponsor: $1000
- Host: $500
- Friend: $250
- Guest: $100
- Campaign volunteers: $46
Free parking at Shofer's Furniture Store parking lot at the corner of S. Hanover Street and W. Hamburg.
Friends & Neighbors: It’s hard to believe that summer is over. My son started back to school last week, and hearings in Annapolis for “interim” work have begun again. It was a difficult summer for Baltimore City -- we have seen a dramatic increase in homicides, and the lives of many Baltimore residents, including some children, have been cut tragically short. In addition, many of our small businesses have seen fewer customers come through their doors. I encourage you to #shoplocal and get involved with your community association or other non-profit advocacy group in the City. There is much work to be done to build a great City for all our residents.
June 24, 2015
Dear Friends + Neighbors –
What a difference a year makes. This time last year, the polls were just opening. I was standing at William Paca Elementary School, waiting to greet the first voters of the day, and knowing that no matter the outcome of the election, I had run the best campaign I could. Looking back over my campaign, as I do from time to time, I am still inspired and grateful for the many people who helped carry me across the finish line – into a first place victory! If not for you and them, I would not be where I am today – able to represent the residents of Baltimore City in the General Assembly.
As you know, I am dedicated to ensuring that Maryland's Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transit Administration deliver efficient, effective, and safe transit options for all Baltimoreans and all Maryland residents. Although the bill that I sponsored during the 2015 legislative session did not pass (see my bill here), I am still working with MTA and MDOT to gather feedback from constituents and others to learn about how we can make MTA the public transit service that we need!
Sen. Ferguson, Delegate Clippinger, Delegate Hammen and I are all strong supporters of public transportation. We have heard from numerous residents, employers, and organizations over the past six months that they want the City to keep all lines of the Charm City Circulator in place - including the Banner Route, which is currently scheduled to end service in late July.
We have been working hard to try to ensure that the Banner Route will not end, and as part of that work today sent a letter to Mayor Rawlings-Blake and William Johnson, Director of the Department of Transportation in Baltimore City.