Monthly Archives: March 2019

Smith Departs Senate for Afghanistan

Colleagues bid farewell to Senator Will Smith (D- District 20) Thursday as he departed the Senate Chamber for service in Afghanistan as a part of Operation Resolute Support. Smith, a United States Navy Reservist, is expected to be deployed until around Thanksgiving Several Senators paid tribute to Smith and wished him well as he departed. […]

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Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto; Approves $15 Minimum Wage

By a margin of 32-15, Maryland Senators voted today to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of Senate Bill 280. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Cory McCray (D- Baltimore City), raises Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 by the year 2025. The legislation is estimated to raise wages for some 573,000 Maryland workers or 22% of our […]

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Senate Moves to Establish Caribbean Heritage Month

In a Wednesday Senate vote, the body unanimously passed legislation (Senate Bill 472) that would establish August as Caribbean Heritage Month in the State of Maryland. The legislation sponsored by Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee Vice Chairwoman Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (District 44 – Baltimore City and Baltimore County) would create a month-long celebration of […]

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Senate Passes Legislation to Protect Ticket Buyers

In a Wednesday vote of the Maryland Senate, the body unanimously passed legislation (Senate Bill 891) to protect ticket buyers in their purchase of athletic, recreational, or entertainment event tickets. The legislation prohibits the sale of tickets that are not in the possession of a given re-seller unless that re-seller discloses that they are not […]

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Senate Celebrates Maryland Day

Just fifteen days remained in the 2019 Maryland General Assembly Session, but Senators paused on Monday night to recognize the annual Maryland Day holiday and reflect on the founding of State and all that it has become. The body heard a special presentation on Maryland’s history from Maryland Heritage Scholar Dr. Henry Miller along with […]

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