In a matter of days, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has altered our routines and activities. We are in unprecedented territory and dealing with the effects on our families, communities and businesses.
As a member on the
House Government and Operations Committee
, I am committed to working with the Governor, his staff, fellow legislators and Carroll County leaders to provide the resources necessary as we face this extraordinary time.
House Minority Leader Nic Kipke said
“When we face a common enemy, we pull together. Don’t panic. The legislators in this General Assembly, with this governor and administration, are working tirelessly to bring resources necessary to address this crisis.”
In the first time since the Civil War, the Maryland General Assembly will end its 90-day session two weeks ahead of schedule on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Annapolis complex is a hub of activity with legislators in both the House and Senate, their staff, the Governor and his administration, other elected officials, lobbyists, and the press. There are concerns over the spread of the disease and
(the final adjournment of session without adjourning to a specific time or date) will be this Wednesday. At least eleven other States have postponed their legislative sessions.
We are listening and passing House and Senate bills, however our main focus before Sine Die is the Constitutional requirement of the Legislature - to pass a Balanced Budget.
With the unfinished business, plans are to reconvene in May for a Special Session.
Wishing you and your family wellness during this time,