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Governor Hogan's State of the State Address

Crime:  "This is an urgent crisis, and we have an obligation to do something about it right now."

Education:  "We will continue to work to ensure that every single child in our state has access to a great education.  Let's have productive discussions about how we can hold local school systems accountable."

State of the State Address 2020

Tax Relief for Retirees:
"Let's make it affordable for retirees to stay in Maryland.."

"I am leading a national initiative focused on rebuilding America's crumbling infrastructure."

"We need a transparent process to ensure fairness in drawing both congressional and legislative districts."

Ethics & Accountability:   "We cannot allow the unethical behavior of a few, tarnish the goodwill of the many in our state capital.  Let's restore the public's trust."
" I intend to keep pushing our upstream neighbors and federal partners to ensure that they are doing their fair share to protect the Chesapeake Bay."

"Maryland has indeed been setting a shining example for the rest of America. And as we embrace the promise of this new decade, we have a renewed opportunity to meet the challenges that lie ahead by continuing on that path, and by being accountable to the people who sent us here."
Overturning Governor Hogan's Vetoes

Last week the Maryland General Assembly voted to override five bills that were vetoed by Governor Larry Hogan after the 2019 Session, including a measure that prohibits employers from asking prospective employees about any criminal history on job applications.  I supported Governor Hogan's vetoes.   Below are the vetoed bills that highlights the challenges a Republican governor faces in a Democrat-controlled legislature.

This bill makes it  illegal for employers to ask about an applicant's criminal history before the first interview, specifically prohibiting the question to be included on an employment application (a check-off box) .

This bill allows students who are not in the country legally but who attended high school in Maryland to apply directly to Maryland four-year institutions and still qualify for in-state tuition.  Previously, the students had to attend a community college before becoming eligible for in-state tuition at a four-year college or university.

This bill abolished the five-member Handgun Permit Review Board in favor of having such appeals handled by the Office of Administrative Hearings.  The Board reviewed appeals from individuals whose application for a concealed carry permit was denied by the Maryland State police.  The Governor termed this veto override a "politically motivated, ill-conceived power-grab."

Delegates from the eastern shore argued passionately that the new law would harm the oyster harvest.  The Governor vetoed the bill, but,  the more urban and suburban majority of the General Assembly ignored the concerns of the smaller more rural counties and overrode the veto.

Allows additional circumstances for some categories of state employees to be heard before administrative judges, rather than going to an arbitrator (which will cost the employee half of what the arbitrator is paid).
District 5 Legislative Evening - 
Meet us in 10 Days
Monday, February 17, 2020
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
FREE Event - Refreshments Served

The Maryland House of Delegates, Room 180
11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401


RSVP:  Senator JustinReady at 410-841-3683

At the conclusion, guests are welcome to stay and observe the House of Delegates and/or Senate evening session at 8:00pm

Parking available at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  Trolley Service to the House of Delegates building.
Photo Gallery

The First Lady welcomes the District 5 Team along with Brian DeLeonardo, Carroll County's States Attorney, following the State of the State in the Governor's Mansion.

It was great to have students & staff from Carroll Community College in Annapolis.  Our District 5 Legislative team strongly supports strengthening community colleges in Maryland as affordable, efficient ways to begin or continue your education. 

Always enlightening to discuss the needs of Carroll County with our Mayors - Neal Roop, New Windsor, Perry Jones, Union Bridge, Bradley Wantz, Taneytown and Ian Shaw, Sykesville.
Apply Now for the Delegate Scholarship!
If you are a resident of District 5 and attend a Carroll County High School, you are eligible to apply for the Delegate Susan Krebs' Scholarship.  All high school seniors planning to attend a Maryland college or university are encouraged to apply.

Deadline is March 27, 2020

Click  here for more information/application.
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