Cheryl Kagan | Maryland State Senator - District 17
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A Whirlwind Week! (March 17, 2018)

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2018 Dear Friend: It has been a long and stressful week. The General Assembly spent the week debating legislation in advance of ‘Crossover Day’ on Monday, the deadline for Senate bills to be sent to the[...]

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#ItsTime, right? (March 7, 2018)

March 7, 2018 Dear Friend: Like most women I know, I have dealt with incidents of sexual harassment like inappropriate touching in the workplace. After all the national conversation and consequences for powerful men, wouldn’t you think that most guys[...]

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Halfway Done! (February 28, 2018)

  February 28, 2018 Dear Friend: We’re halfway there! Each year, the General Assembly meets for a 90-day legislative session. In that time, we consider thousands of bills and evaluate and pass the State budget. The overlay of an election[...]

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I Am Persisting! (February 21, 2018)

February 21, 2018 Dear Friend:   The Senate began the week with a Presidents’ Day address in the historic Senate Chamber. Over the last week, I have been standing up for election security in the State Senate. My bill, SB190, would[...]

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9-1-1: The most important government service I hope you’ll never need (February 15, 2018)

February 15, 2018 Dear Friend: I hope you had a happy Valentine’s Day, full of special plans with loved ones! As promised, this week’s email will focus on the five bills I have introduced to move our State to a[...]

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Third Down & Heading Toward the End Zone! (February 6, 2018)

February 6, 2018 Dear Friend:   I hope you enjoyed the exciting Super Bowl, as I did. It seemed appropriate to use a football analogy today; we’re on (or one!) third down and headed toward the end zone (adjournment). There[...]

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What is the State of our State? (January 30, 2018)

January 30, 2018 Dear Friend: Committees are busy as we hold hearings on the hundreds of bills that have already been filed. Two of my proposals are being heard this week. Spotlight: Gov. Hogan’s “State of the State” Tomorrow at[...]

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Amazon, Shutdown, “UnNaugural,” and More… (January 24, 2018)

January 24, 2018 Dear Friend:   Now that the pomp and circumstance of the Maryland General Assembly’s opening is out of the way, we are getting down to business. Between my first bill hearing; the potential Amazon headquarters in Montgomery[...]

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Off to a strong start! (January 18, 2018)

January 18, 2018 On Monday, the Senate reflected on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hearing the Senate’s President Pro Tem recite the entire moving and inspiring “I Have A Dream” speech. In these divisive times, celebrating Dr.[...]

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And now we begin… (January 12, 2018)

January 12, 2018 Dear Friend: Wednesday marked the opening of the General Assembly’s 438th Legislative Session, which will last until mid-April. From responding to disastrous new federal policies to advocating for important legislation that will enhance our wonderful State, I[...]

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