Cheryl Kagan | Maryland State Senator - District 17
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NEW Meeting Space, Scholarships, Constituent Service & More: September 2, 2015

Some people think that the heat and humidity of a Maryland summer slows things down a bit.  That definitely did not happen for me or my staff!  We have been very hard at work on behalf of the people of[...]

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Looking Forward… and Back: June 24, 2015

 Dear Friends: A year ago today, I won my hotly contested campaign for State Senate.  Since then, we have accomplished much together.  From increasing Maryland’s organ donation rates to mandating fertility parity for married lesbian couples; and from securing much-needed funding[...]

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Another Victory to Celebrate: June 2, 2015

Did you hear the exciting news?  Governor Larry Hogan announced that he will allow my “Fertility Parity” bill to become law, which will provide equal coverage for married lesbian couples!  In addition, we enacted my Organ Donation Act; provided funding for[...]

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Sine Die/End of Session Annapolis Report: April 17, 2015

As you may know, I just wrapped up my first session in the Maryland State Senate.  Thank you for the honor of serving District 17, Rockville and Gaithersburg.  The past 90 days in Annapolis have been busy and filled with[...]

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Annapolis Report: April 13, 2015

Sine Die (Adjournment)! Today is the last day of the 2015 Legislative Session.  Tonight, at midnight, Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Mike Busch will bang their gavels one final time, and the 90-session will come to a close.  Sine[...]

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Annapolis Update: April 6, 2015

  Whether you celebrated Easter or the start of Passover, I hope you enjoyed a lovely weekend with family and friends.  Last week was especially meaningful for me as I welcomed my Rabbi, Adam Raskin of Congregation Har Shalom, as[...]

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Annapolis Update: March 30, 2015

Chag Sameach/Happy Passover!  I hope that those of you who will be observing this  Jewish holiday of freedom will find time for a Seder with family and friends to reflect on the significance these upcoming eight days represent. Budget Passes[...]

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Annapolis Update: March 23, 2015

Wednesday, March 25th, is Maryland Day.  It was 381 years ago that two ships– the Ark and the Dove– left England to form a new colony on behalf of Lord Baltimore and his investors.  The treacherous journey for the two[...]

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Annapolis Update: March 16, 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of my Irish (and Irish-for-a-day) friends and neighbors!  If you are seeking a delicious way to celebrate, check out my Chief of Staff’s favorite Shepherd’s Pie recipe.    Fiscal Overview  Maryland’s operating budget is roughly[...]

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Annapolis Update: March 9, 2015

It looks like Old Man Winter has finally decided to give us a break.  I hope this week’s update finds you well and enjoying the return of sunshine. Campaigns… and Campaign Finance Reform: After last week’s announcement by U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski that she[...]

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