Cheryl Kagan | Maryland State Senator - District 17
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The Senate is in Session! (January 17, 2017)

Dear Friend: Here's the new Montgomery County Senate Delegation! Maryland's 90-day Legislative Session officially began last Wednesday at noon. The General Assembly has been moving quickly since Opening Day, with hearings scheduled for several of my bills coming soon. My staff[...]

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Hitting the Ground Running (January 9, 2017)

Dear Friend: After a long and turbulent year, we've made it to 2017 and the start of Maryland's 437th Legislative Session. My staff and I have been working hard to make this a successful session for Gaithersburg, Rockville, Montgomery County, and[...]

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My Thoughts on the Upcoming Election (Oct. 27, 2016)

Dear Friend: After a long, bruising, and ugly campaign, we are finally nearing the finish line; Early Voting started across the state today!  To avoid long lines common on Election Day, please consider taking advantage of this opportunity.  You can[...]

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My Summer Scrapbook, Part 2 (Sep. 9, 2016)

September 9, 2016     Happy September!    So many of you enjoyed my last “photo album” email that I decided to send an update on my Summer activities.  As you’ll see, I’ve been busy!   Loved celebrating Gaithersburg High[...]

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Senator Kagan’s Summer Scrapbook (So Far) June 15, 2016

June 15, 2016     People often ask me, “What do you do when the Senate is out of session?” I thought I would take a moment to show you some of the things that have kept me busy in Rockville and[...]

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What You’ll Want to Know for the Final Week (April 6, 2016)

Dear Friends:   This is the final week before the session ends Monday at midnight.  We had almost 3,000 bills introduced in the General Assembly this year.  Despite long days, the jam-packed 90-day session is satisfying when thoughtful legislation is drafted, debated,[...]

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Primaries, Pay Equity, and Projects at Home (April 1, 2016)

    Dear Friends:   Maryland’s primary election is coming soon (early voting starts April 14th, and Election Day is April 26th).  In light of some troubling stories (like 5-hour lines in Maricopa County, Arizona), we need to be sure that[...]

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Socially Conscious; Fiscally Responsible (March 24, 2016)

Dear Friends: Our focus this past week was on reviewing the budget and preparing for crossover deadline. “Crossover” is when Senate bills should be ready for House hearings and consideration, and House bills come over to us in the Senate. [...]

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Budget, BOAST, & Behind the Scenes (March 16, 2016)

Advancing District 17 and All of Maryland We are now in the final month before adjournment “Sine Die” on April 11th.  Things are busy!   Advocating for funding for Olde Towne Gaithersburg (Photo credit: Sen. Bill Ferguson!) On Saturday, my[...]

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