Monthly Archives: March 2019

Maryland Senate Women’s History Month Celebration Series: Remembering Senator Margaret “Peg” Schweinhaut (1903-1997)

A Senator, a Delegate, and a lifelong advocate for the interests of the elderly; Senator Margaret “Peg” Schweinhaut was a true forerunner for Maryland’s modern lawmakers. Born in Washington D.C. in 1903, Schweinhaut would graduate from George Washington University and attend classes at the National University School of Law. She would marry a lawyer, Henry […]

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Senate Passes Clean Energy Jobs Act

A Wednesday vote of the Maryland Senate saw the passage of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (Senate Bill 516) which would require Maryland to receive 50% of its energy supply from renewable sources by the year 2030. The legislation sponsored by Senator Brian Feldman (District 15 – Montgomery County) increases current State energy efficiency goals […]

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Maryland Senate Recognizes World Down Syndrome Day

Joined by advocates from the ARC of Maryland, the Maryland Department of Disabilities, and the Maryland Catholic Conference, Maryland Senators recognized World Down Syndrome Day in their Thursday morning floor proceedings. Sanctioned worldwide since 2012, the annual commemoration raises awareness and advocates for the well-being of people with Down Syndrome. The annual commemoration has taken […]

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Senate Passes Fiscally Responsible $46.6 Billion Budget Proposal

By a unanimous vote on Thursday morning, the Senate passed its version of the FY 2020 budget. Budget and Taxation Committee Chairwoman Nancy King (District 39 – Montgomery County) detailed the proposal of her committee before Senate colleagues explaining that after review of the Governor’s proposed budget the committee arrived at its budget position after great […]

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Senate Passes Crossover Deadline

Monday evening saw the annual Maryland General Assembly Crossover Deadline come and go with several major bills crossing from the Senate to the House of Delegates for consideration. The General Assembly Crossover Deadline is the benchmark for both the Senate and the House of Delegates to send legislation that it plans to pass to the […]

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