The Maryland General Assembly recently concluded our 444th Legislative Session and it was one for the record books.
We entered Session in January under the cloud of the COVID-19 Omicron variant causing massive disruptions throughout our communities and to the Senate’s operations. At the same time, the State of Maryland, for the first time in many years, had a historic budget surplus that allowed the General Assembly to make strategic and generational investments for our residents.
The last two years living through the COVID-19 crisis and recent rise in prices due to inflation has placed an immense strain on our most vulnerable residents and economic sectors. In supporting our working families, retirees, and small businesses, it was a top priority to provide much-needed relief as we continue to recover from the pandemic.
As I said from the beginning of the 2022 Legislative Session, our state’s economy, and the health and safety of our residents, are of paramount importance. Those values were fundamental to every piece of legislation that we considered, and as you will read below, what we accomplished will be transformational.
I am extraordinarily proud of what the Maryland General Assembly achieved in our 90-day Legislative Session and look forward to serving Baltimore back at home through the remainder of the term.
I hope you will take a moment to read my 2022 End of Session Letter that provides an overview of some of the most important issues the Maryland General Assembly addressed this year.