Hello Friends,

If there was ever a time to keep the Independence Day spirit alive, it is now. While COVID-19 may have curtailed our parades and fireworks, we will continue to celebrate our spirit and grit that built our free nation.

In reference to the recent destruction of statues, I support U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell when he recently said, " Americans know that an imperfect nation built by imperfect heroes is still the most perfect Union the world has ever seen."

In an attempt to offset revenue declines driven by the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Larry Hogan is proposing budget cuts across state government. Nothing has been decided yet, but I will keep you posted.

I wish you and your families a safe, healthy and fun-filled holiday!