Today, the House passed a bill to make it easier for voters who always want to vote by mail-in (aka absentee) ballot to do so. 15 other states plus DC have some form of permanent absentee balloting. I'm glad Maryland is on the way to joining that list!
Our @SpeakerAJones made this bill and expanding access to our elections a priority for this session, and I'm so proud that HB 1048 passed the House today! https://twitter.com/CommonCauseMD/status/1367877194568110085
My colleague @DelPamQueen speaking about taking the Governor out of parole decisions for those sentenced to life. She had been working on this issue for years. /1
The House of Delegates is on a roll today. We've passed bills on telework, minority & women owned businesses, autism, encouraging organ donation, composting, and my bill to help college students experiencing a mental health crisis. And that's just the first 13 minutes of session!
A majority of states have closed two egregious corporate tax loopholes: combined reporting and the throwback rule. Today's Baltimore Sun op-ed makes a great case for why Maryland should too: https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-0304-ecr-combined-reporting-20210303-fswmkxbylzatjeu2qp56s3omrq-story.html. Shout outs to sponsors @MaryLehman_D1 & @DelegateStewart.
SB 218 just passed 🎉 Thank you @palakovichcarr for standing strong & advocating for MD #immigrants like essential worker Sara — who pays her taxes religiously but has been ineligible for the #EITC because her husband is undocu. MD immigrants know they can count on you! #MDGA21
@DelegateStewart @elosodelsol Happy to provide more information. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can answer your questions.
@MDLatinoCaucus @WanikaFisher @JheanelleW @GabrielAcevero @JPenaMelnyk It was a team effort to get this passed. I'm so proud of all this Caucus and what we've been able to accomplish.
@MaryLehman_D1 Well said Mary!
@pwcdanica @feralnevie @mdhousedems I appreciate that. Thankfully our hearing went smoothly.
@pwcdanica @feralnevie @mdhousedems Thanks Danica for the link! We should see progress in Maryland soon. My bill is on a subcommittee voting listing next week.